Wow, the pollsters really are delving into the minutiae this year. Just like animals can tend to look like their owners, it seems something can be learned about a person's voting preference based solely on their wheels. In the absence of yard signs, t-shirts, or vehement streetside arguments to give you a hint what the Joneses' will be doing in the voting booth, consider these trends as reported by Detroit Free Press:
McCain, they say, enjoys strong support from domestic cars, SUV and pickup owners. Just like their experienced candidate, some of these platforms (and their technology) have been around for decades. While they may not drive with the eloquence or dance with the panache of the democratic rival, they are proven, solid, meat-and-potatoes kinda vehicles that Americans trust. Some Americans, anyway.
2008 Ford Escape HybridEnlarge Photo
We ask you this: with irrefutable economic changes forcing many Americans to abandon their guzzling SUVs and trucks in favor smaller cars and hybrids, might the rapidly changing vehicular trends be a harbinger of election results next week?
We at TheCarConnection.com do NOT endorse a candidate. We are too obsessed (and too busy) traveling, writing, and wrenching on cars for pesky political endorsements. We'd gladly get engaged in a Traverse vs. Flex, or Highlander vs. Pilot argument, but we'll leave the politics to the politicos.
What do you drive, and how do you think it does or does not fit into KBB's trends as mentioned above? And just what would a Nader voter drive?--Colin Mathews