What Your First Name Reveals About Who You Vote For

Posted May 2nd, 2016 at 11:47 am (UTC-4)
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Presidential hopefuls Democrats Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, along with Republican Donald Trump all have ties to New York. (AP Photos)

Presidential hopefuls Democrats Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Republican Donald Trump. (AP Photos)

People named Chad are more likely to be Republicans and those named Bobby, Betty and Curtis tend to support Donald Trump for president. The Jonathans are usually Democrats and people named Juan, Liz or Mohammad are more likely to lean toward Hillary Clinton.

That’s the finding of a project put together by Verdant Labs, which used campaign contribution data from the Federal Election Commission to reach its conclusions. The company examined the 20 million campaign contributions since 1996, breaking them down by name and whether they donated to Democratics or Republicans. They put people who primarily made Republican contributions in the Republican column and did the same for Democrats.

Verdant Labs

Verdant Labs


According to Verdant, here are the names of the people most likely to support Republicans:

Verdant Labs

Verdant Labs


And these are the most popular names that tend to support Democrats.


Verdant Labs

Verdant Labs


The names with the highest donation median include Akram, Chaim, Chana, Dov and Judah.

Verdant Labs also assessed the names of current members of Congress and found that their names, or the names they choose to go by — for example, Ted Cruz’s full name is Rafael Edward Cruz — are an excellent predictor of political affiliation. Sixty-five percent of members in both the House of Representatives and Senate belong to the political party that matches their name leanings.

You can see how your name ranks here.


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One response to “What Your First Name Reveals About Who You Vote For”

  1. Cindy Bond says:

    I’m for Trump all the way but, if a Democrat should win I’d rather Bernie Sanders win than Hilary Clinton, she is just not what the US needs

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