SNEWS® Reader Poll: Reveals who you'd rather sit next to on an airplane

About a month ago, as everyone headed into the flying aluminum tubes to flit from one trade show to the next, and in the spirit of having a few chuckles, we wondered just who you'd rather sit next to on an airplane -- assuming, of course, you are not sitting in first class where there is actually some elbow room.
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About a month ago, as everyone headed into the flying aluminum tubes to flit from one trade show to the next, and in the spirit of having a few chuckles, we wondered just who you'd rather sit next to on an airplane -- assuming, of course, you are not sitting in first class where there is actually some elbow room. We predisposed folks to seven choices, one of which was "none -- writing in my choice below."

Thankfully, nearly 39 percent of you said our country's president -- though, the fact that he still garnered only about one-third of the popular vote, we're wondering about priorities...but enough of that. We are also very grateful to see that Adam Lambert barely grabbed a nod, though, we do have to admit, he's one entertaining dude -- just as long as we never have to sit next to him either. How Britney Spears nailed more reponse than our secretary of the interior speaks volumes...about what we are not sure, but it does say something.

And, then, in your write-in votes, there were some very inspired choices, and, frankly, some disturbing ones -- no matter what your politics. Some of you, we definitly never want to get on the wrong side of politically, to be sure.

Who would you rather sit next to on your next airplane flight?

• Barack Obama: 38.71%

• None -- writing in my choice below: 24.19%

• Steve Carell: 12.90%

• Ben Stiller: 9.68%

• Britney Spears: 8.06%

• Ken Salazar: 4.84%

• Adam Lambert: 1.61%

Are you kidding? I'd rather sit next to....

• Bob Weir or Phil Lesh

• Bruce Springsteen

• Dick Cheney

• Eddie Vedder, Johnny Depp or my dad

• Geoff O'Keeffe

• Jesse Jackson

• Lynsey Vonn

• Natalie Portman

• Nobody

• Osama bin Ladin so I can shoot him

• Richard Miller or Therese Iknoian

• Sara Palin

• Sir Richard Branson

• Teddy Roosevelt or Tony Robbins

• Yvon Chouinard

Don’t miss our new survey question: “What have you found to be the best trade show giveaway/schwag ever?”

To make your vote count, simply go to the SNEWS Reader Poll section in the right navigation bar of every web page in SNEWS or, click here

To see all our past surveys and results, go to www.snewsnet.com/minisurvey

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