(CNN) – Despite the attention they receive, political endorsements appear to hold little sway over Republican and Republican-leaning voters.
In a new Pew Research Poll, most GOP voters said the backing from prominent Republicans including former President George W. Bush, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen. John McCain would hold little sway over their vote in the presidential election.
Nearly 30% indicated they would be more likely to vote for a candidate Bush supported, compared with the 11% that would be less inclined and the 59% who said it would make no difference. Fewer or 23% said they would be more likely to vote for a candidate Palin supported, compared with 15% who would be less likely and 61% who said it would not have an impact.
An endorsement from McCain, the former 2008 Republican presidential nominee would have little impact. Roughly the same percentage of respondents said it would have an impact as said it would not. McCain endorsed White House hopeful Mitt Romney on Jan. 4, just before the poll was conducted.
The Pew survey of 1,000 adults was conducted between Jan. 5 and Jan. 8.