US Election: New study shows LeBron James is the most influential celebrity

US Election: New study shows LeBron James is the most influential celebrity

- US election is in its final stage and 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.

US Election: New study shows LeBron James is most influential celebrity
US Election: New study shows LeBron James is most influential celebrity. Photo: Andrew D. Bernstein
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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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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.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported on LeBron James has endorsed Joe Biden for president in the current election.

LeBron James took a side in the US presidential elections as the battle between President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden enters its final stage.

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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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However, a couple of other sports celebrities have thrown their weight behind the incumbent president.

WWE boss Vince McMahon, UFC stars Conor McGregor and Colby Covington are among the celebs supporting Trump.

The votes in the US general elections are presently being counted and the next president between Trump and Joe Biden will be announced soon.

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