FORTUNE -- I'm not sure where Meet the Press' David Gregory was going with this, but NBC is reporting the results of his survey of smartphone use in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Unsurprisingly, given Apple's (AAPL) share of the U.S. smartphone market, especially among wealthier Americans, is that the iPhone at 58% is the clear favorite on both sides of the aisle.
More surprising -- or at least less predictable -- is that the iPhone is more popular among Republicans than Democrats (61% vs. 56%) and that the Dems show a slightly higher preference for Blackberries (25% to 21%) and Android phones (5% to 3%).
See charts below.
NBC's methodology (I quote): THIS SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED OVER A TWO WEEK PERIOD FROM SEPTEMBER 6- SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 THROUGH CALLS AND EMAILS TO EVERY CONGRESSIONAL OFFICE. MEET THE PRESS RECEIVED RESPONSES FROM 88 PERCENT OF HOUSE MEMBERS -12 PERCENT (51 MEMBERS) DECLINED TO PARTICIPATE OR DID NOT RESPOND.
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An iPhone app illustrated with caricatures of the 111th Congress finally gets the green light
At least someone at Apple (AAPL) has a sense of humor.
Less than a week after the iPhone Developer Program rejected as "objectionable" and "defamatory" an application illustrated with caricatures of U.S. Senators and Congressmen, the company has reversed itself and approved the app.
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A Mad Magazine cartoonist's guide to the 111th Congress runs afoul of Cupertino's censors
UPDATE: Apple relented. App approved. See here.
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Someone at Apple (AAPL) needs to take a refresher course in American history -- and maybe a lesson in libel law.
Last summer Tom Richmond, one of Mad Magazine's top illustrators and two-time winner of the National Caricaturist Network's "Caricaturist of the Year" award, began drawing a likeness of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 10, 2009 6:46 AM ET
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