As the 2016 election approaches we have hour to hour polls…..the media needs them so they can talk like they have some sort of crystal ball……these polls are useless!
But let’s say that polls could be used to predict the next president……I think if they were we would have a surprise come next November…..
If voting took place today, and if he could make the journey from the Death Star, Darth Vader might just be named the next president of the United States. He’d have a better chance than any of the real-life candidates at least, according to an amusing new poll from the Washington Post. The Terminator and the shark from Jaws also sit higher in net favorability rankings—based on positive ratings minus the negative ones from recent traditional polls (for the real candidates) as well as 1,000 Google users who answered questions over the weekend (for the fictional ones)—than any of the actual candidates. Bernie Sanders is the only one of the candidates to have a favorable score, though 62% of poll respondents didn’t give an opinion on the senator because they didn’t know much about him.
Sanders is followed by Marco Rubio, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley, Rand Paul, and Scott Walker. Walker fared only slightly better than Voldemort, the noseless villain from Harry Potter, who in turn outranks Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Rick Santorum, Chris Christie, and Donald Trump, in that order. Trump, who 71% viewed unfavorably, scored a negative 56, far worse than Christie’s negative 26. A CNN poll last week found potential voters have the most unfavorable impression of Clinton since 2001, with many doubting whether she is honest and trustworthy. The same poll found Rubio and Bush lead a tight pack, including Huckabee, Walker, Cruz, Paul, and Ben Carson, on the Republican side.
Vader for president! Oh God….is Cheney running?
Bernie is the only candidate that has a positive poll number (go figure)…..maybe that should be the story for the media……but unfortunately it will not.
Polls are as worthless as tits on a boar….their only purpose is to give the lazy pundits something to talk about without having to do the leg work…….it is easier than thinking.