Poor Barney the first dog. Talk about lame ducks. His website hasn’t been updated once this year. But as he prepares to leave the White House, President Bush’s Scottish Terrier can at least take comfort from the fact that pet owners are leaning Republican, according to an AP-Yahoo News poll.
Apparently animal lovers are less likely to trust petless Barak Obama than John McCain, who lives in a multi-animal household. The AP reports:
The poll found that among people who don’t have pets, Obama leads McCain 48 percent to 34 percent.
But that still leaves McCain looking strong, since the majority of homes have a pet.
The American Pet Product Manufacturers Association estimates that 63 percent of American homes include a pet, including 88 million cats and 75 million dogs.
Dog owners lean toward McCain, 43 percent to 34 percent, while cat owners basically divide their loyalties with 41 percent for McCain and 38 percent for Obama.