The hot dog is many things. First and foremost the hot dog is an All-American food staple necessary at ballparks and barbecues nationwide. It continues to be the food at the center of the competitive eating world's "Super Bowl." Recently a Chicago eatery created a hot dog to ridicule Donald Trump presenting the "Trump footlong" a 3-inch dog. But the hot dog is not a sandwich Americans have decided. 

What a time it's been. A few months ago the hot dog got its own emoji (which was possibly even going to replace the eggplant emoji) and it's become the latest addition to the Burger King menu. So yeah, it's popular. 

During all this time a debate has been brewing about whether or not the wiener lodged in between buns constitutes a sandwich. Here to settle debate (once and for all?) is Public Policy Polling.

When Americans were asked it they thought a hot dog was a sandwich 60 percent said "No." PPP further broke down the demographics of the Americans polled by age, race, and political beliefs. Here's some of the things one learns from the polls:  

  • Democrats and republicans both pretty much agree the hot dog is not a sandwich voting 57 percent and 60 percent respectively. 
  • When it comes to race hispanics most resoundingly don't think a hot dog is a sandwich with 79 percent voting "No."
  • 80 percent of voters ages 18-29 don't think it's a sandwich. 
  • 62 percent of people who voted for Barack Obama in 2012 think a hot dog isn't a sandwich.