GOP voters prefer AOL e-mail service, poll shows

A Poll Position survey shows that AOL is the No. 1 e-mail provider among voters registered with the Republican Party.

Americans favor Google over Yahoo for their e-mail service provider.
Americans favor Google over Yahoo as a email service provider. Screenshot by Dong Ngo/CNET

The current GOP presidential candidates might want to consider using AOL as their e-mail handler to reach out to supporters.

According to poll results released today by Poll Position, AOL e-mail is a favorite among Republicans, with some 20 percent picking it as the best service.

Poll Position says it conducted the survey among 1,184 registered voters nationwide on November 10, 2011. The poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percent. You can see a complete breakdown the poll participant by age, race, gender, and political affiliation here.

Among Democrats surveyed, only 5.3 percent picked AOL as their favorite. They prefer either Google (27.3 percent) or Yahoo (25.4 percent).

Among independents, Google was the top pick at 23 percent, followed by Yahoo at 20 percent, and AOL at 10 percent.

Ignoring party lines, 22.8 percent of Americans at-large now pick Google as their preferred e-mail service and 20.2 percent choosing Yahoo, Poll Position found.

Google was the most popular for those polled in the age group of 30 to 44 (36.5 percent) while Yahoo was the preferred choice of those ages 45- to 64-years-old.

So what is your top e-mail service provider? Voice your opinion in the comments section or you can participate in Poll Position's ongoing companion poll (registration required) to find out the favorite e-mail service among its users.

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CNET editor Dong Ngo has been involved with technology since 2000, starting with testing gadgets and writing code for CNET Labs' benchmarks. He now manages CNET San Francisco Labs, reviews networking and storage products, and also writes about other topics from online security to new gadgets and how technology impacts the life of people around the world.

 

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