Conservative Bloggers Select The Most Popular And Unpopular People On The Right (2012 Edition)


Right Wing News emailed more than 260 right-of-center bloggers and asked them to rate 65 prominent people and organizations on the Right as either strongly liked, liked, disliked, or strongly disliked. Representatives from the following 64 blogs responded:

101 Dead Armadillos, Alexa Shrugged, All American Blogger, American Glob, Atlas Shrugs, Batesline, Betsy’s Page, BizzyBlog, Black and Right, Bookworm Room, Cara Ellison, Confederate Yankee, Conservative Compendium, Danny Carlton, Dodgeblogium, Don Surber, Doubleplusundead, Dr. Helen, Ed Driscoll, Fausta’s Blog, Fraters Libertas, GayPatriot, Hot Air, IMAO, Isaac Schrodinger, Jihad Watch, John Hawkins, Left Coast Rebel, Mean Ol Meany, Melissa Clouthier, Midnight Blue, Moonbattery, Mount Virtus, Musing Minds, Newmarks Door, Newsreal, Nice Deb, No Oil For Pacifists, Outside The Beltway, Professor Bainbridge, Pundit Boy, Pursuing Holiness, QandO, Rightosphere, Russ. Just Russ, Shrink Wrapped, Sisu, Sunshine State Sarah, The Campaign Spot, The EM Network, The Looking Spoon, The Lotus Blog, The Right Mixx, The Smallest Minority, The Underground Conservative, This Ain’t Hell, Viewpoint, WILLisms, Weapons of Mass Discussion, Wintery knight, Wyblog, YidwithLid, Zilla of the Resistance, mountaineer musings

The 65 people and organizations that were ranked by the bloggers were the Daily Caller, Fox News, Breitbart, The Drudge Report, Hot Air, National Review, Townhall, Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, WorldNetDaily, Glenn Beck, John Boehner, Jan Brewer, Pat Buchanan, George W. Bush, Chris Christie, Ann Coulter, S.E. Cupp, Jim DeMint, Erick Erickson, David Frum, Pamela Geller, Jonah Goldberg, GOProud, Lindsey Graham, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Darrell Issa, Alex Jones, Anthony Kennedy, Charles Krauthammer, Mark Levin, David Limbaugh, Rush Limbaugh, Dana Loesch, Michelle Malkin, John McCain, Megan McCain, Mitch McConnell, Chuck Norris, The NRA, Bill O’Reilly, Sarah Palin, Kathleen Parker, Rand Paul, Colin Powell, Red Eye, Glenn Reynolds, Condi Rice, John Roberts, Mitt Romney, Karl Rove, Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, Michael Savage, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, Fred Thompson, Joe Scarborough, Laura Schlessinger, Thomas Sowell, The Tea Party, Scott Walker, Allen West, George Will

What follows are the key rankings for each of the people and organizations on the list followed by the raw data. Keep in mind that because of the way the program that tabulates the results works, the percentages don’t always add up to exactly 100% for each person.

The Least Popular To Most Popular Conservative Publications (Like + strongly like)

10) WorldNetDaily: 37.1%

9) National Review: 87.3%

8) Daily Caller: 88.9% (23.8% strongly like)

7) Townhall: 88.9% (23.8% strongly like)

6) Fox News: 89.l%

5) Hot Air: 90.2%

4) The Drudge Report: 90.7%

3) The Weekly Standard: 93.6%

2) Wall Street Journal: 95.3%

1) Breitbart: 98.4%

The Least Popular To Most Popular Active Politicians (Like + strongly like)

13) Lindsey Graham: 23.8%

12) John McCain: 27%

11) Mitch McConnell: 59.6%

10) John Boehner: 67.7%

9) Mitt Romney: 68.8%

8) Rand Paul: 85.7%

7) Chris Christie: 87.2%

6) Jan Brewer: 88.9%

5) Allen West: 90.5%

4) Jim DeMint: 93.8% (Strongly like 43.8%)

3) Marco Rubio: 93.8% (Strongly like 54.7%)

2) Darrell Issa: 96.8%

1) Paul Ryan: 100%

Most Popular (Strongly like + like percentage)

Honorable Mention) Red Eye: 93.8% (Strongly like 32.8%)

Honorable Mention) Dana Loesch: 93.8% (Strongly like 39.3%)

Honorable Mention) Jim DeMint: 93.8% (Strongly like 43.8%)

19) Charles Krauthammer: 93.8% (Strongly like 57.1%)

18) Michelle Malkin: 93.8% (Strongly like 62.5%)

17) Glenn Reynolds: 93.8% (Strongly like 66.1%)

16) Wall Street Journal: 95.3% (Strongly like 34.4%)

15) David Limbaugh: 95.3% (Strongly like 40.6%)

14) The NRA: 95.3% (Strongly like 53.1%)

13) Jonah Goldberg: 95.3% (Strongly like 54%)

12) Fred Thompson: 96.8% (Strongly like 48.4%)

11) Darrell Issa: 96.8% (Strongly like 52.5%)

10) Chuck Norris: 98.4% (Strongly like 26.2%)

9) Sarah Palin: 98.4% (Strongly like 35.5%)

8) Rush Limbaugh: 98.4% (Strongly like 70.3%)

7) Scott Walker 98.4% (Strongly like 73.4%)

6) Breitbart: 98.4% (Strongly like 76.2%)

5) The Tea Party: 100% (Strongly like 75.4%)

4) Paul Ryan: 100% (Strongly like 76.6%)

3) Antonin Scalia: 100% (Strongly like 79.7%)

2) Thomas Sowell: 100% (Strongly like 90.6%)

1) Clarence Thomas: 100% (Strongly like 93.7%)

Most Unpopular (Strongly dislike + dislike percentage)

15) Glenn Beck: 41.2%

14) Anthony Kennedy: 42%

13) WorldNetDaily; 52.9%

12) Bill O’Reilly: 56.2%

11) Kathleen Parker: 62.5%

10) Michael Savage: 63.3%

9) John Roberts: 65.7%

8) Colin Powell: 68.3%

7) Pat Buchanan: 71.4%

6) John McCain: 73.1%

5) Joe Scarborough: 75.9%

4) Lindsey Graham: 76.2%

3) Alex Jones: 78.6%

2) David Frum: 87.3%

1) Megan McCain: 96.7%

Overall Numbers

1) Daily Caller
Like: 65.1% (41 votes)
Strongly like: 23.8% (15 votes)
Dislike: 9.5% (6 votes)
Strongly dislike: 1.6% (1 votes)

2) Fox News
Like: 68.8% (44 votes)
Strongly like: 20.3% (13 votes)
Dislike: 10.9% (7 votes)

3) Breitbart
Strongly like: 76.2% (48 votes)
Like: 22.2% (14 votes)
Strongly dislike: 1.6% (1 votes)

4) The Drudge Report
Like: 64.1% (41 votes)
Strongly like: 26.6% (17 votes)
Dislike: 9.4% (6 votes)

5) Hot Air
Strongly like: 54.1% (33 votes)
Like: 36.1% (22 votes)
Dislike: 6.6% (4 votes)
Strongly dislike: 3.3% (2 votes)

6) National Review
Like: 50.8% (32 votes)
Strongly like: 36.5% (23 votes)
Dislike: 9.5% (6 votes)
Strongly dislike: 3.2% (2 votes)

7) Townhall
Like: 65.1% (41 votes)
Strongly like: 23.8% (15 votes)
Dislike: 6.3% (4 votes)
Strongly dislike: 4.8% (3 votes)

8) Wall Street Journal
Like: 60.9% (39 votes)
Strongly like: 34.4% (22 votes)
Dislike: 3.1% (2 votes)
Strongly dislike: 1.6% (1 votes)

9) The Weekly Standard
Like: 71.4% (45 votes)
Strongly like: 22.2% (14 votes)
Strongly dislike: 3.2% (2 votes)
Dislike: 3.2% (2 votes)

10) WorldNetDaily
Dislike: 45.2% (28 votes)
Like: 32.3% (20 votes)
Strongly dislike: 17.7% (11 votes)
Strongly like: 4.8% (3 votes)

11) Glenn Beck
Like: 52.4% (33 votes)
Dislike: 33.3% (21 votes)
Strongly dislike: 7.9% (5 votes)
Strongly like: 6.3% (4 votes)

12) John Boehner
Like: 62.9% (39 votes)
Dislike: 27.4% (17 votes)
Strongly like: 4.8% (3 votes)
Strongly dislike: 4.8% (3 votes)

13) Jan Brewer
Like: 58.7% (37 votes)
Strongly like: 30.2% (19 votes)
Dislike: 9.5% (6 votes)
Strongly dislike: 1.6% (1 votes)

14) Pat Buchanan
Dislike: 38.1% (24 votes)
Strongly dislike: 33.3% (21 votes)
Like: 23.8% (15 votes)
Strongly like: 4.8% (3 votes)

15) George W. Bush
Like: 68.3% (43 votes)
Strongly like: 19% (12 votes)
Dislike: 11.1% (7 votes)
Strongly dislike: 1.6% (1 votes)

16) Chris Christie
Like: 63.5% (40 votes)
Strongly like: 23.8% (15 votes)
Dislike: 7.9% (5 votes)
Strongly dislike: 4.8% (3 votes)

17) Ann Coulter
Like: 54.7% (35 votes)
Strongly like: 26.6% (17 votes)
Dislike: 14.1% (9 votes)
Strongly dislike: 4.7% (3 votes)

18) S.E. Cupp
Like: 57.4% (35 votes)
Strongly like: 27.9% (17 votes)
Dislike: 11.5% (7 votes)
Strongly dislike: 3.3% (2 votes)

19) Jim DeMint
Like: 50% (32 votes)
Strongly like: 43.8% (28 votes)
Dislike: 4.7% (3 votes)
Strongly dislike: 1.6% (1 votes)

20) Erick Erickson
Like: 71.4% (45 votes)
Dislike: 17.5% (11 votes)
Strongly like: 9.5% (6 votes)
Strongly dislike: 1.6% (1 votes)

21) David Frum
Dislike: 44.4% (28 votes)
Strongly dislike: 42.9% (27 votes)
Like: 11.1% (7 votes)
Strongly like: 1.6% (1 votes)

22) Pamela Geller
Like: 57.4% (35 votes)
Strongly like: 29.5% (18 votes)
Dislike: 11.5% (7 votes)
Strongly dislike: 1.6% (1 votes)

23) Jonah Goldberg
Strongly like: 54% (34 votes)
Like: 41.3% (26 votes)
Dislike: 4.8% (3 votes)

24) GOProud
Like: 65.1% (41 votes)
Dislike: 20.6% (13 votes)
Strongly like: 7.9% (5 votes)
Strongly dislike: 6.3% (4 votes)

25) Lindsey Graham
Dislike: 54% (34 votes)
Like: 23.8% (15 votes)
Strongly dislike: 22.2% (14 votes)

26) Sean Hannity
Like: 61.9% (39 votes)
Dislike: 20.6% (13 votes)
Strongly like: 12.7% (8 votes)
Strongly dislike: 4.8% (3 votes)

27) Laura Ingraham
Like: 59.4% (38 votes)
Strongly like: 25% (16 votes)
Dislike: 9.4% (6 votes)
Strongly dislike: 6.3% (4 votes)

28) Darrell Issa
Strongly like: 52.5% (32 votes)
Like: 44.3% (27 votes)
Strongly dislike: 1.6% (1 votes)
Dislike 1.6% (1 votes)

29) Alex Jones
Strongly dislike: 51.8% (29 votes)
Dislike: 26.8% (15 votes)
Like: 19.6% (11 votes)
Strongly like: 1.8% (1 votes)

30) Anthony Kennedy
Like: 58.1% (36 votes)
Dislike: 35.5% (22 votes)
Strongly dislike: 6.5% (4 votes)

31) Charles Krauthammer
Strongly like: 57.1% (36 votes)
Like: 36.5% (23 votes)
Dislike: 4.8% (3 votes)
Strongly dislike: 1.6% (1 votes)

32) Mark Levin
Like: 45.3% (29 votes)
Strongly like: 39.1% (25 votes)
Dislike: 12.5% (8 votes)
Strongly dislike: 3.1% (2 votes)

33) David Limbaugh
Like: 54.7% (35 votes)
Strongly like: 40.6% (26 votes)
Dislike: 4.7% (3 votes)

34) Rush Limbaugh
Strongly like: 70.3% (45 votes)
Like: 28.1% (18 votes)
Dislike: 1.6% (1 votes)

35) Dana Loesch
Like: 54.1% (33 votes)
Strongly like: 39.3% (24 votes)
Dislike: 6.6% (4 votes)

36) Michelle Malkin
Strongly like: 62.5% (40 votes)
Like: 31.3% (20 votes)
Strongly dislike: 3.1% (2 votes)
Dislike: 3.1% (2 votes)

37) John McCain
Dislike: 42.9% (27 votes)
Strongly dislike: 30.2% (19 votes)
Like: 27% (17 votes)

38) Megan McCain
Strongly dislike: 76.7% (46 votes)
Dislike: 20% (12 votes)
Like: 3.3% (2 votes)

39) Mitch McConnell
Like: 54.8% (34 votes)
Dislike: 35.5% (22 votes)
Strongly dislike: 4.8% (3 votes)
Strongly like: 4.8% (3 votes)

40) Chuck Norris
Like: 72.1% (44 votes)
Strongly like: 26.2% (16 votes)
Dislike: 1.6% (1 votes)

41) The NRA
Strongly like: 53.1% (34 votes)
Like: 42.2% (27 votes)
Dislike: 3.1% (2 votes)
Strongly dislike: 1.6% (1 votes)

42) Bill O’Reilly
Like: 43.8% (28 votes)
Dislike: 40.6% (26 votes)
Strongly dislike: 15.6% (10 votes)

43) Sarah Palin
Like: 62.9% (39 votes)
Strongly like: 35.5% (22 votes)
Dislike: 1.6% (1 votes)

44) Kathleen Parker
Dislike: 41.1% (23 votes)
Like: 37.5% (21 votes)
Strongly dislike: 21.4% (12 votes)

45) Rand Paul
Like: 50.8% (32 votes)
Strongly like: 34.9% (22 votes)
Dislike: 11.1% (7 votes)
Strongly dislike: 3.2% (2 votes)

46) Colin Powell
Dislike: 38.1% (24 votes)
Strongly dislike: 30.2% (19 votes)
Like: 27% (17 votes)
Strongly like: 4.8% (3 votes)

47) Red Eye
Like: 60.3% (35 votes)
Strongly like: 32.8% (19 votes)
Dislike: 5.2% (3 votes)
Strongly dislike: 1.7% (1 votes)

48) Glenn Reynolds
Strongly like: 66.1% (41 votes)
Like: 27.4% (17 votes)
Dislike: 4.8% (3 votes)
Strongly dislike: 1.6% (1 votes)

49) Condi Rice
Like: 62.9% (39 votes)
Strongly like: 24.2% (15 votes)
Dislike: 8.1% (5 votes)
Strongly dislike: 4.8% (3 votes)

50) John Roberts
Dislike: 39.1% (25 votes)
Like: 28.1% (18 votes)
Strongly dislike: 26.6% (17 votes)
Strongly like: 6.3% (4 votes)

51) Mitt Romney
Like: 51.6% (33 votes)
Dislike: 26.6% (17 votes)
Strongly like: 17.2% (11 votes)
Strongly dislike: 4.7% (3 votes)

52) Karl Rove
Like: 57.8% (37 votes)
Dislike: 23.4% (15 votes)
Strongly like: 12.5% (8 votes)
Strongly dislike: 6.3% (4 votes)

53) Marco Rubio
Strongly like: 54.7% (35 votes)
Like: 39.1% (25 votes)
Dislike: 4.7% (3 votes)
Strongly dislike: 1.6% (1 votes)

54) Paul Ryan
Strongly like: 76.6% (49 votes)
Like: 23.4% (15 votes)

55) Michael Savage
Dislike: 43.3% (26 votes)
Like: 33.3% (20 votes)
Strongly dislike: 20% (12 votes)
Strongly like: 3.3% (2 votes)

56) Antonin Scalia
Strongly like: 79.7% (51 votes)
Like: 20.3% (13 votes)

57) Clarence Thomas
Strongly like: 93.7% (59 votes)
Like: 6.3% (4 votes)

58) Fred Thompson
Strongly like: 48.4% (31 votes)
Like: 48.4% (31 votes)
Dislike: 3.1% (2 votes)

59) Joe Scarborough
Dislike: 56.5% (35 votes)
Like: 22.6% (14 votes)
Strongly dislike: 19.4% (12 votes)
Strongly like: 1.6% (1 votes)

60) Laura Schlessinger
Like: 66.1% (39 votes)
Dislike: 25.4% (15 votes)
Strongly like: 6.8% (4 votes)
Strongly dislike: 1.7% (1 votes)

61) Thomas Sowell
Strongly like: 90.6% (58 votes)
Like: 9.4% (6 votes)

62) The Tea Party
Strongly like: 75.4% (46 votes)
Like: 24.6% (15 votes)

63) Scott Walker
Strongly like: 73.4% (47 votes)
Like: 23.4% (15 votes)
Dislike: 3.1% (2 votes)

64) Allen West
Strongly like: 63.5% (40 votes)
Like: 27% (17 votes)
Dislike: 6.3% (4 votes)
Strongly dislike: 3.2% (2 votes)

65) George Will
Like: 59.4% (38 votes)
Strongly like: 25% (16 votes)
Dislike: 12.5% (8 votes)
Strongly dislike: 3.1% (2 votes)

Also see,

Blogger Poll: The 2nd Annual Ultimate Like/Dislike Poll For Famous People On The Right (2011)
Blogger Poll: The Ultimate Like/Dislike Poll For Famous People On The Right (2010)

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