". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

What Kind of Shopper Are You?

At the end of last night's broadcast of Hannity & Colmes, I heard an interesting factoid. A recent survey of voters' shopping preferences indicated that McCain voters prefer doing business at Wal-Mart, Kohl's and J C Penny, while Obama voters favor Target and Macy's. I am one voter who fits that profile completely. (Even though I wrote about shopping at Target last week, it is not my store of first choice but a place that I go when I can't find things elsewhere.) And I couldn't help noticing that McCain voters are shopping at more middle-class retailers, while Obama voters are patronizing higher-priced ones (I know Target is a discount store, but it's an upscale discount store). So much for the theory that the Republicans are the party of the rich and Democrats are the party of the common man. When it comes to shopping habits, at least, it appears to be the other way around.

Addendum: Here's a link to the Zogby poll that was referenced on Hannity & Colmes.


Laura said...

I am a conservative...but I shop faithfully at Target and Penney's! I really don't like Wal-Mart at all...ours are dirty and not organized. Around here I bet we have many liberals that shop at Wal-Mart. I wonder where the people lived that were questioned in the survey?

Cheryl said...

Laura, I did a search for the poll itself and have added a link with a bit more information. Thanks for prompting me!

Jane said...

I'm another conservative that doesn't shop at Wal-mart. It used to be our store of last resort, but now we just don't go there. Target is my favorite discount store. Macy's is my favorite department store.

I also wonder where this was taken, because of the stores mentioned. I think that the results might be different in the midwest.

It is interesting, though. It kind of turns the media's picture of who's voting for who on its head. :)