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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Poll: Bay Area Women Think McCain would be a Sneaky Boyfriend

Posted By on Sat, Oct 18, 2008 at 9:28 AM

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Is this who you want dating your mother?

By Lauren Smiley

Surprise! While our fair city by the bay prides itself on its progressive politics, it seems when it comes to its sexual yearnings towards the presidential candidates, we more or less line-up with rest of the country. The single events website FastLife.com released their very unscientific "dateability" survey results this week on the presidential candidates, and the company was kind enough to separate out the San Francisco stats for the Snitch.

Of course, the whole thing should be taken with even less than a grain of salt: the survey pool was included about 1,000 respondents nationwide, with a mere 73 in San Francisco. And even those 73 didn't have to live within the city 's limits, just nearer to it than any other major city, which means there could be people from Fresno masquerading as San Franciscans.

But when have the shortcomings of polls ever stopped pundits from analyzing their results? Never! So, here goes some more: Strangely enough, SF men agreed to the exact percentage point with men nationwide regarding their attraction to Sarah Palin -- with 25 percent saying she turns them on. With that nasal voice? It seems that no matter how much the "Drill, baby, drill" line may have disgusted progressive men on a political level, it sent their libidos through the roof. Other findings: San Francisco men were a bit more likely than the national average to aspire to be like Obama, but less likely to want the Democratic candidate as a father figure. San Francisco men were also much more likely to want John McCain to date their mother.

As for the women, San Francisco females are more likely to want to have a long-term relationship with Obama than women in other parts of the country, but slightly more likely than the national average to want to have a one-night stand with McCain. It must be the comb-over: the thrill only lasts one night. Surprisingly enough, San Francisco females find Barack Obama less sexy than women nationwide, yet were more inclined to describe him as a "steady, stable, and reliable boyfriend."

Check out the results below:

SAN FRANCISCO STATS

What is your sex?

Male 38.4%

Female 61.6%

What is your age group?

18-25 years old - 20.5%

26-35 years old - 38.4%

36-50 years old - 31.5%

51+ years old - 9.6%7

MEN’S QUESTIONS/RESULTS:

Which Presidential Candidate would you rather have a beer with?

Barack Obama - 60.7%

John McCain - 39.3%

Which Presidential Candidate would you trust with your girlfriend? (if

you had one right now)

Barack Obama - 32.1%

John McCain - 67.9%

Which Presidential Candidate would you rather date your sister?

Barack Obama - 71.4%

John McCain - 28.6%

Which Presidential Candidate would you rather date your mother?

John McCain - 64.3%

Barack Obama - 35.7%

Which Presidential Candidate would you rather have as a father figure?

Barack Obama - 25.0%

John McCain - 75.0%

If the woman of your dreams passed you over for another man, which

Presidential Candidate would you rather that man be?

Barack Obama - 64.3%

John McCain - 35.7%

Which Presidential Candidate would you rather be like?

Barack Obama - 78.6%

John McCain - 21.4%

Which of the following most accurately describes your attraction toward

Sarah Palin?

Hot - she turns me on! - 25.0%

Attractive - in that powerful, confident way - 39.3%

Not attractive - just not my type - 28.6%

No way - opposite of my definition of attraction - 7.1%

What kind of girlfriend do you think Sarah Palin would be?

Withdrawn and aloof - 7.1%

Steady, stable, and reliable - 17.9%

Parasitic - 0.0%

Caring and sensitive - 0.0%

Clingy - 3.6%

Sneaky - 10.7%

Territorial - 28.6%

Perfect! - 14.3%

Spontaneous and exciting - 17.9%

WOMEN’S QUESTIONS/RESULTS

Which Presidential Candidate would you rather go on a date with?

Barack Obama - 71.1%

John McCain - 28.9%

Which Presidential Candidate would you rather have a long-term

relationship with?

Barack Obama - 53.3%

John McCain - 46.7%

Which Presidential Candidate would you rather have a one night stand

with?

Barack Obama - 68.9%

John McCain - 31.1%

Which Presidential Candidate would you set your best girlfriend up with?

Barack Obama - 55.6%

John McCain - 44.4%

Which Presidential Candidate would you rather date your mother?

Barack Obama - 62.2%

John McCain - 37.8%

Which Presidential Candidate do you think would make a better father

figure?

Barack Obama - 57.8%

John McCain - 42.2%

Which Presidential Candidate do you find sexier?

Barack Obama - 66.7%

John McCain - 33.3%

What kind of boyfriend do you think John McCain would be?

Withdrawn and aloof - 11.1%

Steady, stable, and reliable - 20.0%

Parasitic - 6.7%

Caring and sensitive - 4.4%

Clingy - 0.0%

Sneaky - 37.8%

Territorial - 20.0%

Perfect! - 0.0%

Spontaneous and exciting - 0.0%

What kind of boyfriend do you think Barack Obama would be?

Withdrawn and aloof - 0.0%

Steady, stable, and reliable - 35.6%

Parasitic - 0.0%

Caring and sensitive - 24.4%

Clingy - 28.9%

Sneaky - 6.7%

Territorial - 0.0%

Perfect! - 2.2%

Spontaneous and exciting – 2.2%

NATIONAL STATS

1. What is your sex?

Male

47.1% 503

Female

52.9% 564

2. What is your age group?

18-25 years old

21.5% 229

26-35 years old

34.6% 369

36-50 years old

31.9% 340

51+ years old

12.1% 129

3. I live in (or closest to):

New York City

13.9% 148

Los Angeles

8.7% 93

Boston

6.1% 65

Seattle

6.3% 67

San Francisco

6.8% 73

Chicago

7.8% 83

Minneapolis

5.8% 62

Washington DC

6.2% 66

Charlotte

2.2% 23

Tampa/St. Petersberg

3.0% 32

Philadelphia

5.5% 59

Pittsburgh

2.3% 25

Dallas

6.7% 72

Houston

5.8% 62

Atlanta

6.6% 70

Salt Lake City

2.3% 25

Nashville

2.0% 21

Oklahoma City

2.0% 21

MEN'S RESULTS

1. Which Presidential Candidate would you rather have a beer with?

Barack Obama

55.1% 277

John McCain

44.9% 226

2. Which Presidential Candidate would you trust with your girlfriend?

(if you had one right now)

Barack Obama

28.8% 145

John McCain

71.2% 358

3. Which Presidential Candidate would you rather date your sister?

Barack Obama

64.8% 326

John McCain

35.2% 177

4. Which Presidential Candidate would you rather date your mother?

John McCain

54.9% 276

Barack Obama

45.1% 227

5. Which Presidential Candidate would you rather have as a father

figure?

Count

Barack Obama

37.0% 186

John McCain

63.0% 317

6. If the woman of your dreams passed you over for another man, which

Presidential Candidate would you rather that man be?

Barack Obama

61.4% 309

John McCain

38.6% 194

7. Which Presidential Candidate would you rather be like?

Barack Obama

66.8% 336

John McCain

33.2% 167

8. Which of the following most accurately describes your attraction

toward Sarah Palin?

Hot - she turns me on!

25.8% 130

Attractive - in that powerful, confident way

36.2% 182

Not attractive - just not my type

28.0% 141

No way - opposite of my definition of attraction

9.9% 50

9. What kind of girlfriend do you think Sarah Palin would be?

Withdrawn and aloof

3.2% 16

Steady, stable, and reliable

23.5% 118

Parasitic

7.4% 37

Caring and sensitive

0.8% 4

Clingy

2.0% 10

Sneaky

13.7% 69

Territorial

19.1% 96

Perfect!

10.3% 52

Spontaneous and exciting

20.1% 101

WOMEN'S RESULTS

1. Which Presidential Candidate would you rather go on a date with?

Barack Obama

72.0% 406

John McCain

28.0% 158

2. Which Presidential Candidate would you rather have a long-term

relationship with?

Barack Obama

44.7% 252

John McCain

55.3% 312

3. Which Presidential Candidate would you rather have a one night stand

with?

Barack Obama

71.8% 405

John McCain

28.2% 159

4. Which Presidential Candidate would you set your best girlfriend up

with?

Barack Obama

46.6% 263

John McCain

53.4% 301

5. Which Presidential Candidate would you rather date your mother?

Barack Obama

61.2% 345

John McCain

38.8% 219

6. Which Presidential Candidate do you think would make a better father

figure?

Barack Obama

53.0% 299

John McCain

47.0% 265

7. Which Presidential Candidate do you find sexier?

Barack Obama

70.9% 400

John McCain

29.1% 164

8. What kind of boyfriend do you think John McCain would be?

Withdrawn and aloof

6.9% 39

Steady, stable, and reliable

28.4% 160

Parasitic

4.1% 23

Caring and sensitive

3.0% 17

Clingy

0.9% 5

Sneaky

22.0% 124

Territorial

32.8% 185

Perfect!

1.1% 6

Spontaneous and exciting

0.9% 5

9. What kind of boyfriend do you think Barack Obama would be?

Withdrawn and aloof

6.2% 35

Steady, stable, and reliable

28.9% 163

Parasitic

0.7% 4

Caring and sensitive

20.4% 115

Clingy

21.5% 121

Sneaky

10.5% 59

Territorial

1.8% 10

Perfect!

4.8% 27

Spontaneous and exciting

5.3% 30

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