Based entirely on superficial data, Quinnipiac periodically releases a poll which rates the “hottest” political leaders judged by the attitude of voters. I’m not sure anything more needs to be said.


Report from Quinnipiac:

New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are the hottest politicians on today’s Quinnipiac University Thermometer of voter attitudes toward the nation’s major political figures. The four lowest scores went to the congressional leaders of both parties. A surprise third place on the Thermometer goes to newly-elected Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, although 51 percent of voters don’t know enough about her to rate her.

Christie, at 53.1 degrees on the Thermometer, Clinton, at 52.1 degrees, and Warren, at 49.2 degrees, are hotter than President Barack Obama, at 47.6 degrees, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. In another surprise, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand matches Obama’s heat with 47.6 degrees, although 75 percent of voters don’t know enough about her to take her temperature.

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas scores 46.8 degrees, with 60 percent offering no opinion.

Glad we’re measuring politicians based on “heat” now instead of accomplishments and integrity.

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Nate Ashworth is the Founder and Senior Editor of Election Central. He's been blogging elections and politics for almost a decade. He started covering the 2008 Presidential Election which turned into a full-time political blog in 2012 and 2016.

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