Obama is fired up, McCain cooler to ‘Hot or Not’ voters

June 18, 2008

NEW YORK – Barack Obama is hot, John McCain is not.

So go the results of a “Hot or Not” online survey that shows the Democratic presidential candidate with a 9.5 rating and the Republican presidential candidate trailing at 5.2.hudgens.jpg

Online “Hot or Not” voters, who tend to range from age 18 to 30, can participate by going to the “Hot or Not” Web site and making their selection, a spokeswoman said. They also can rate celebrities and people who post photos on the social networking and dating site, she said.

madonna.jpgObama, with his high score, ranks on “Hot or Not” with the likes of ”High School Musical” star Vanessa Hudgens and Playboy’s 2008 Playmate of the Year Jayde Nicole.

Those in McCain’s range include pop star Madonna, “American Idol” star Simon Cowell and porn actress Jenna Jameson.

The votes for each candidate came from more than 4,000 participants, who rated them on a scale of one to 10. Most gave Obama an eight and McCain a five.

The poll will be open through Election Day in November, the company said.

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Photo Credit: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni (Hudgens)

Photo Credit: Reuters/Benoit Tessier (Madonna)

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