For a politician it is pretty bad to be accused of corruption, worse of cheating like Len Brown.
Quinnipiac University did a fascinating — and remarkably well-timedÂ – poll in which they created a fake Congressman (James Miller a 53 year old married man with 2 kids) and then asked voters how they would react to various piece of information about Miller. Those tidbits ranged from his carrying on an extramarital affair to his hiring of a family member unqualified for a job. Â And, by a somewhat wide margin, the hiring of the family member was seen a a far more egregious — and fireable — offense than cheating.
Just one in four (24 percent) of voters say they would “definitely” or “probably” vote for Miller if Â he “created a new, well-paid position on his staff in order to hire an unqualified family member as a favor.â€ť Â Â Contrast that with the four in ten (39 percent) people who say the would “definitely” or “probably” votes for Miller if he was “unfaithful to his wife with another woman.”