Poll: Voters chose Obama for burger buddy

Oct. 23, 2012 at 2:57 PM

DENVER, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Denver fast food chain Smashburger said its poll indicates U.S. adults would rather have a burger with President Barack Obama than Mitt Romney.

Smashburger said the online poll of 2,094 adults, conducted Oct. 11-15 by Harris Interactive, found 59 percent of respondents would rather have a burger with the Democratic president than the Republican challenger, with 64 percent of voters between the ages of 18 and 34 choosing Obama and 54 percent of voters more than 55 giving the same response.

The survey also asked respondents with which former president they would most like to enjoy a burger and 22 percent chose Bill Clinton while 15 percent picked Abraham Lincoln. John F. Kennedy and Ronald Regan each received burger date interest from 14 percent of respondents and Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Theodore Roosevelt each received 5 percent. Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush were each picked by 4 percent of respondents as ideal presidential burger buddies.

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