Beyonce, Ellen DeGeneres and Lady Gaga have been singled out as some of the most politically polarizing celebrities in America.
With the U.S. midterm elections around the corner, market research firm Morning Consult has released a new report listing the stars that are viewed by the public “through a political lens,” using Forbes‘ 2018 list of the 100 Highest-Paid Entertainers to compare.
Beyonce scored the top spot, with the largest divide — a whopping 66 per cent —between Republicans and Democrats, with Dems finding Queen Bey far more favourable than those who vote along Republican lines.
Meanwhile, Fox News host Sean Hannity and right-wing radio personality Rush Limbaugh came in at second and third, respectively, and it’s not surprising that both are far more popular with Republicans than with Democrats.
Also scoring high on the list are LeBron James, Jay-Z, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, who are all favoured by Democrats.
Dwayne Johnson, Will Smith and Jackie Chan topped another list compiled by Morning Consult, which identified celebrities who are most likely to influence an American consumer to use a product or service due to their endorsements. DeGeneres, Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Hemsworth are also honourable mentions.
Taylor Swift is notably absent from the list. Last week the “Delicate” singer made headlines for endorsing Tennessee Democratic candidates. Her single Instagram post saw a huge spike in the voter registration.