New Study: Americans Dislike Justin Bieber, Would Vote Justin Timberlake For President

The polling data also found nationwide dislike of Chris Brown and Lady Gaga

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YouTube's Video of the Year: Could it be Bieber?

The highly regarded polling firm Public Policy Polling doesn’t usually ask survey respondents about pop music but, with the first round of results from their latest poll released May 9, it’s clear they’re onto something. They created politician-style favorability ratings for some of the biggest names in pop music, and the results were, at least in one case, stark: Justin Bieber was the only artist who tested unfavorably across party lines. His numbers were 23 unfavorable to 54 favorable among Democrats, 17-52 among Republicans and 18-56 among independents.

Other artists who tested unfavorably, not accounting for political affiliation, were Chris Brown, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and Rihanna. On the other side, Taylor Swift, Adele, Beyonce and Justin Timberlake had high approval ratings. Timberlake also received a winning 34% of votes when respondents were asked who they would vote for for President. (At the same time, 31% of people said, when asked which of his endeavors they prefer, that Timberlake should just focus on playing golf.) Bieber got 8%; fortunately for 92% of Americans, he’s Canadian.

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More than half the poll respondents had no idea who Skrillex is or what they should feel about whatever Skrillex is.

A few other intriguing tidbits :

  • 75% of Americans have not been to “the club.”
  • Snoop Lion should return to being Snoop Dogg, say 56% of people.
  • 67% of respondents think Rihanna and Chris Brown should not get back together.

While less than half of those polled had a favorable view of “today’s popular music,” most (77%) had a favorable view of classic music.  There’s no word (yet) from Public Policy Polling on whether Yo Yo Ma should run for office.

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42 comments
Jane Hierholzer
Jane Hierholzer

He still has way more likes than this stupid magazine.

Jane Hierholzer
Jane Hierholzer

Guess what, lily rOthman, I wouldn't vote for YOU for President of u.s. or Canada or no one even cares where you're from!

Ricky Ric
Ricky Ric

Wht I knw bout tht Hand_$0m3 $ing3r .. Th3¥ can k33p all d_£adi3$ scr3am loud & loud3r in d_stadion than in H3r_hous3

Dwayne Leon
Dwayne Leon

Really...? O.o? Like... Really?.... (-_-)

Marisa Gonon
Marisa Gonon

who matters? this kind of publications is one od 144,000 things that doesn't matter

Christopher Double-u
Christopher Double-u

We already know that Americans don't care who their president is, don't we?

Glenda Ann Davis Barrett
Glenda Ann Davis Barrett

He seems like a brat or a kid that refuses to grow up. Taking a monkey to a foreign country. Poor little monkey.

Ofra Klein
Ofra Klein

This is just one example of how well this research is conducted

Brandon Whitney
Brandon Whitney

What does this have to do with Time Machine?? NOT renewing my subscription

Cynthia Davis Smith
Cynthia Davis Smith

What a da question! Yes He is Canadian and the Times may as well be the National Inquirer

Barry Peter Vorster
Barry Peter Vorster

and Time finds this relevant ... because ... ? is there not a War in Syria ... ? TIME can be such a great magazine, but sometimes its also good for Toilet Paper ... the pages are nice and soft ... and you dont really need to save the articles ...

Nick Hughes
Nick Hughes

Just vote Ice cube in and have done with it lol

Ofra Klein
Ofra Klein

and no I guess no one is wondering about this...

Ofra Klein
Ofra Klein

what a usefull research, as if any of those two would ever become close to being a president

FranciscoJoseDaSilva
FranciscoJoseDaSilva

Gosto do Justin, não é mais um garoto !  É um grande artista alvo de muita inveja !!!

CEBarnes1
CEBarnes1

I don't understand why people hate Justin Bieber.  HIs is just some kid who sings.

Hadrewsky
Hadrewsky

I really wish I could give Justin Bieber a Gigantic Kidney Stone --- One so large that after days of agony he would need a Stent 


that would satisfy my life.

KirbyBarksdale
KirbyBarksdale

Justin Bieber Cares about His fans .. H loves them and take cares of everything

NicoleBieberxX
NicoleBieberxX

And I really don't think many teenage Beliebers would know about this poll because I certainly didn't know about it and if I did know I would've voted for Justin Bieber :)

NicoleBieberxX
NicoleBieberxX

First of all Justin Bieber is CANADIAN (is it even legal for him to be the president) secondly Justin Bieber is too busy counting his MILLIONS to care about what you people think because at the end of the day none of you will EVER be as successful as Justin is and neither will I but I don't hate on him for it . He isn't interested in being president and I'm sure neither is Justin Timberlake because last time I checked they are both musicians NOT politicians !

kenzier
kenzier

Justin bieber is so cute don't you think?


kenzier
kenzier

Justin bieber is so hot and sexy i  would say that he is a sexy beast no wonder Selena Gomez dumped him he was too sexy for her and he was so hot that it was burning her eyes too much

kym_kym22501
kym_kym22501

I disaree with this poll... I truly believe Justin B. is 19 and everyone should let him grow up... No one was the perfect child when they were young and they are not now so get over it...

MsPROOFthatGODexists
MsPROOFthatGODexists

This Bieber bashing should stop.  What exactly was the point of this story?...oh, that's right...to get more attention and hits online...I suppose I fell for it.

TomTte
TomTte

I agree with this, boo Beibler-schleibler, and JT for President.  The latter's got it all, and all together.  Got my vote.

Luna_Yan
Luna_Yan

I saw Snoop Dog/Snoop Lion in the ICN airport a few days ago with a shower cap on his head. The thing I dun understand is why he looks so homeless yet everything he has on is expensive as hell? Smh..

Justin Timberlake should be president, he's good at literally everything except acting.

TomTte
TomTte

@Luna_Yan 

Leave it at "good at everything."  Rather, "genius at everything".  Amazing young man.

ArielAyalaVera
ArielAyalaVera

Justin Biever is not from the US. He cannot be your president. HE IS Canadian...also American since together with Mexico makes North America.