Mobile Poll: 2 of 5 Respond "Who is Cindy Sheehan?"

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More than 40% of U.S. respondents donÂ?t know who Cindy Sheehan is according to a new mobile text-messaging poll conducted by CLX.

Despite intensive media coverage of Gold Star mother Cindy Sheehan’s vigil near President Bush’s ranch in Crawford, Texas, a new mobile text-messaging poll by CLX showed that many people do not even know who Cindy Sheehan is. The lack of awareness was especially prevalent among the poll’s younger respondents. A full 52% of 15- to 24- year olds didn’t know of Cindy Sheehan. The 45- 55-year-old group was the most knowledgeable, yet over 20% of this older group also didn’t know of Sheehan.

CLX conducted the text-message-based poll using its proprietary PollCast(TM) application to garner responses from 9,228 text-messaging users through their cell phones. The poll asked the mobile phone users whether they believed that President Bush should meet with Cindy Sheehan. Of the respondents that knew who Sheehan was, the majority held the opinion that Bush should meet with the woman. Over 55% of the respondents who knew of Sheehan said the President should meet with her. 32% of these respondents said Bush shouldn’t meet with her and the rest were divided on the issue.

"This poll shows how important it is to capture the youth response in polling initiatives. Since CLX uses PollCast to instantly poll people through the youth-oriented medium of text messaging, the opinions of the younger generation can actually be gathered effectively. As this poll shows, the youth response can no longer be taken for granted," said Dave Williams, CEO of CLX.

About CLX

CLX LLC (CLX) is an Atlanta-based company founded in 2003. The company utilizes its proprietary PollCast application to conduct instant mobile marketing and research campaigns for major retailers, consumer brands, and marketing companies. PollCast has the ability to precisely target an audience at any level of granularity and analyze the results in minutes and hours. This speed, accuracy, efficiency and impressive response rate provide CLX’s PollCast clients with a strategic competitive advantage in targeting, penetrating, and researching the wireless consumer. The PollCast subscriber base, called MemberMatrix(TM), is comprised of mobile opt-in users with text messaging capability from around the country. The program is free and open to U.S. residents 15 years old and up.

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