As election posters go up all over the country, the results of a recent survey seem to show that the hideous eyesores are actually a complete waste of time. Of the 10,000 people surveyed it was discovered that almost none of them have ever voted for someone because they saw a giant photo of their head.
Dr. Suzy Sherlock carried out the study and said politicians might want to rethink their election campaign strategies.
“Not only has nobody ever voted for someone because of a poster, most people actually make a conscious decision not to vote for the candidate with the most posters in their area because they can’t go anywhere without seeing their big face smirking down at them.”
John Breslin of the Anti-Litter League welcomed the survey results and said he hopes it will encourage politicians to eventually stop putting up posters altogether.
“Until that happens I am calling on everyone reading this to humorously deface as many posters as possible.” he said. “That usually gets them taken down by the candidate within a couple of days. The old ‘moustache and glasses’ tends to be enough to do the trick. Failing that the classic ‘willy going into the mouth’ usually has them removed within an hour.”