Elections 2020: New study shows LeBron James is celeb with most sway

Elections 2020: New study shows LeBron James is celeb with most sway

- According to a newly released study, LeBron James is the celebrity that has the most trusted opinion overall on politics and social issues

- The survey was conducted in October by Whitman Insight Strategies and polled over 1000 voters

- The basketball star was closely followed by the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Dwayne Johnson and Tom Hanks

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LeBron James is reportedly viewed as the celebrity that American voters trust the most when it comes to his opinions on politics, social issues and raising voter awareness.

The news comes after Whitman Insight Strategies and MRC Data conducted a 4-day survey in October of over 1000 potential voters.

LeBron James came out on top, with interviewees saying that they value his opinion overall whether it be voting advice or on politics and social topics. Celebrities that were also mentioned were Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.

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Elections 2020: New study shows LeBron James is celeb with most sway

LeBron is reportedly the celebrity with the most sway when speaking on politics. Source: Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

Celebrity influence has long been a metric by which American polling organisations measure influence and sway over fans and followers.

LeBron also took the lead when voters were asked about which famous person did the most to raise awareness around the election, with Taylor Swift following as a close second.

In campaign news, Briefly.co.za reported on LeBron James endorsing Joe Biden for president in the current election.

LeBron James has taken a side in the US presidential elections as the battle between President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden enters its final day. Americans have taken to the polls to either vote for Donald Trump’s re-election or to ensure Joe Biden emerges as the country’s next president.

Basketball star James, who has been seen publicly encouraging and registering people ahead of the elections, took an official position when he endorsed Biden on his Instagram handle - on the eve of election day.

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He wrote:

“One more day. Please. We need everything to change and it all starts tomorrow.”

And James’ endorsement is not the first from the basketball world as it was gathered that San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich also endorsed the ticket of Biden and running mate Kamala Harris.

According to Popovich, he is throwing his weight behind the candidature because be believes in “truth over lies.” In addition, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr and Philadelphia 76ers coach Doc Rivers teamed up for a powerful ad for The Lincoln Project.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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