Study Finds: Justin Bieber Most Hated Artist, With Bipartisan Support

Bieber fever may have been cured. A new music poll released May 9 from Public Policy Polling has found that Justin Bieber is one of the least favorable artists of today, with Democrats, Republicans and Independents finding common ground.

“Americans are united in their dislike for teen pop sensation Justin Bieber,” the study states.

While Chris Brown, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and Rihanna weighed in with unfavorable ratings, Bieber was the only artist whose distaste stretched across partisan lines. The study found that Democrats, Republicans and Independents finally have one thing in common: their dislike for the Biebs.

“A majority of Democrats (23-54), Republicans (17-52), and independents (18-56) all reported negative views of the singer,” the study states.

While 54% of Americans polled had an unfavorable opinion of Bieber, he did fair slightly better than Chris Brown and Rihanna in one poll: which artist would people like to see as President. Bieber had slight advantage (8%) over Chris Brown (5%) and Rihanna (2%). Justin Timberlake ranked as the most favored Presidential hopeful (34%) with Adele (19%), Beyonce (14%) and Jay-Z and Lady Gaga tied as ranking just one percent higher than Bieber (9%).

Public Policy Polling is a U.S. polling firm based in North Carolina. Founded in 2001, PPP samples are based on the voter registration database of each state in America. PPP polls voters by using automated telephone interviews. PPP surveyed 571 registered voters nationwide on May 6 and 7 for their responses in their music poll.

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