Voldemort and Darth Vader Polling Better Than Republican Candidates

Three famous villains outpolled all the presidential candidates for 2016.

Would you vote for the shark for Jaws in 2016? Right, not us either—but the Washington Post compared favorability scores for all the presidential candidates with those for famous (fictional, mind you) villains, and found that a predatory fish beat all of them—every single person running for president.

It wasn't just the shark either—people feel better about Darth Vader than they do about any presidential candidate. And the Terminator, which makes sense because he was sort of the Governor of California, and honestly, don't you kind of want him defending the country?


Although the Post offers this disclaimer of their results, it's interesting to think about that means:

To put some context behind these numbers, I ran a few Google Consumer Survey questions on famous movie villians. I worded them as similarly as possible to the Post survey for maximum comparability, although to be clear: we are comparing fictional people/robots/animals/wizards with real ones here, so let's try not to take any of this too seriously.

Ok, noted—but let's take a look at this: Lord Voldemort, the dude who killed Harry Potter's parents and loads of innocent people to rule the wizarding world, has a higher favorability rating than Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Rick Santorum, Chris Christie, and Mike Huckabee. That's excessive, y'all. Excessive.

[via the Washington Post]

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