Cameron’s ‘Nasal Incident’ Tops Online Video Poll

April 28, 2010

LONDON, April 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — David Cameron may be leading the
latest voting intentions polls, but things can be very different in the world
of web video clips. RealNetworks, the online video specialist, asked research
company YouGov to take an alternative approach to the leadership question by
asking respondents which of a series of embarrassing online videos, featuring
each of the party leaders, they would most like to see or see again. Almost
twice as many people wanted to see David Cameron being sneezed on in Hastings
(16%), than either of the incidents involving the other major party leaders

Perhaps reflecting his remarkable growth in recognition since the first
Prime Ministerial debate, only 6% of those surveyed wanted to see Liberal
Democrat leader Nick Clegg hearing that nobody knows him in the Party’s
Romsey constituency during a filmed radio interview. Gordon Brown will be
glad to hear that his ‘nasal’ incident, apparently picking his nose (you be
the judge) during Prime Minister’s Questions, is much less popular than David

One piece of good news for all three of the major party leaders is that
the largest percentage (24%) of those who expressed a preference most wanted
to see BNP leader Nick Griffin being pelted with eggs outside Parliament.
Hopefully, the large proportion (29%) that didn’t express a preference,
doesn’t reflect voter apathy but instead points to the proportion of the
population that still find online video a mystery.

Notes to Editors

RealNetworks has recently brought out its latest RealPlayer SP software
(http://uk.real.com/realplayer) and now provides consumers with the easiest
way to download web video to PC and transfer to mobile devices for free.
After the install, RealPlayer users can simply click on the “download this
video” button which will appear over online video on the webpage visited. The
content will then be instantly downloaded to their PC hard-drive ready for
play-back or transfer to their mobile phone. So if you really enjoyed the
footage of your potential future leaders, download them with RealPlayer SP
for continuous amusement. All the clips can be found on (

About RealNetworks

RealNetworks, Inc. delivers digital entertainment services to consumers
Via PC, portable music player, home entertainment system or mobile phone.
Real created the streaming media category in 1995 and has continued to lead
the market with pioneering products and services, including: RealPlayer(R),
the first mainstream media application to enable the downloading and transfer
of online video to mobile devices; the Rhapsody(R) digital music service,
which delivers a catalog of more than 8 million songs to users at home, work
and on-the-go; GameHouse.com, one of the premier casual games destinations on
the Web; and a variety of mobile entertainment services, such as ringback
tones, offered to consumers through leading wireless carriers around the
world. RealNetworks’ corporate information is located at

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YouGov Research

All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample
size was 2124 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 23rd – 26th April
. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and
are representative of all UK adults (aged 18+).

SOURCE RealNetworks

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