In the 1960 U.S. presidential election, an unaffiliated poster that featured a shifty-looking Richard Nixon snidely asked, “Would you buy a used car from this man?” U.S. voters suggested by their election of John F. Kennedy that they wouldn’t. Since then, the casual use of the question in discussions of political candidates has become standard, a rather fun and punchy way to measure whether voters trust pols.

For what it’s worth, Republicans in the 10 Super Tuesday states said they would rather buy a used car from Rick Santorum than from Mitt Romney. According to an IBOPE/Zogby poll commissioned by craigslist, 60 percent of Republicans in the Super Tuesday states say they would buy a used car from Santorum, while just 46 percent would buy one from Romney. More from a press release:

Indeed, more Republicans (47%) in the Super Tuesday states say that they would NOT buy a used car from Romney than the percentage that would (46%). Only 27% of them say they would NOT buy one from Santorum.

“It seems like Romney’s reputation for flip-flopping has hurt his prospects of a career in the used car business,” says [craigslist spokeswoman Susan] Best.

Republicans nationwide and Americans in general also said they’d be more likely to buy a car from Santorum than Romney. Among independents, Santorum fares better by 10 points. Thirty-seven percent said they’d used-car shop with Santorum, but just 27 percent said they’d let Romney sweet-talk them into a purchase.

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