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Mario more Recognizable than Canada's Prime Minister Harper or Stephane Dion

According to a Harris/Decima survey commissioned by Nintendo of Canada, more people in Calgary, Toronto and Halifax can identify a photo of Nintendo's iconic video game character, Mario, than can identify a photo of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Even in Calgary, which includes Harper's home riding of Calgary Southwest, Mario was more recognizable (47 percent vs. 41 percent). More women across Canada were also able to identify Mario than the country's top politician (66 per cent vs. 63 percent) and nationwide, the animated plumber is just as well-known as the prime minister. Both were recognized by 70 percent of respondents in five major centres when asked to identify photographs by name.

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Blood_Spiller3686d ago

"According to a Harris/Decima survey commissioned by Nintendo of Canada, more people in Calgary, Toronto and Halifax can identify a photo of Nintendo’s iconic video game character, Mario, than can identify a photo of Prime Minister Stephen Harper."

I have to ask myself, why would Nintendo care about that?

Yuprules3686d ago

Blood_Spiller

Maybe they want Mario to run for office! :)

OOG FunK3686d ago

My question is why would thismake news...this is a waste of space and time

Rooftrellen3686d ago

I think its pretty big news when more people know who Mario is than the person who runs their country!

This should make real news in Canada, and they should do it in the US too...though I would fear the results.

It's not just gaming news, this is real, serious news that shows that there are problems in politics that are not easily solved.

kspraydad3686d ago

that Mario is popular...it is proof that our education system is broken.

toughNAME3685d ago

your American aren't you?

Fezthebest3685d ago

wow as expected, knew it wasn't going to be tooo long until someone said that(Marceles). Back on topic how is this news? why did nintendo even waste their time and money with this pointess poll?

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