POLL: Americans would rather elect ‘STAR WARS’ characters than candidates…
- In head-to-head match-ups Clinton and Trump get easily beat by the universe’s two popular Jedis
- The Dark Side doesn’t prevail however, as the party frontrunners both soundly beat Darth Vader
- The Jedi Order is ‘vastly more popular’ than the current frontrunners, says the vice president of Ipsos Public Affairs, the firm that conducted the poll
The force is strong with the American public who, in a new poll, said they’d rather elect Star Wars characters Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi president than the political party’s two current frontrunners.
Yoda trumps Republican frontrunner Donald Trump by 18 points, with 42 percent saying they’d support the Jedi in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup, while 24 percent would support Trump, according to an Ipsos Public Affairs poll.
Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton also gets trounced by the little green guy, with 41 percent of respondents on team Yoda and 25 percent ready for Hillary.
You’re our only hope? Americans polled by Ipsos Public Affairs preferred the Star Wars characters Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi for president over frontrunners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton
The only Star Wars character Donald Trump would beat in a presidential match-up is Darth Vader, according to a new poll, while Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Chewbacca get heavier support
Donald Trump is a political loser unless he’s in a head-to-head match with the Dark Side’s Darth Vader. Jedis Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and sidekick Chewbacca, all beat the billionaire
Kenobi, also known as Ben, also beats both politicians by double-digit margins.
He receives 39 percent support to Trump’s 24 percent, and 37 percent support to Clinton’s 26 percent.
Clinton has a slight edge against Chewbacca, earning 32 percent to the Wookie’s 28 percent of support.
When Trump goes up against the character, the GOP hopeful loses to him 28 percent to 30 percent, though Trump’s loss is within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent.
The poll was conducted online and in English and surveyed 1,005 adults.
About one in five Americans consistently cheered for the Dark Side, though Clinton and Trump both beat Darth Vader, with Clinton performing slightly better against the former Anakin Skywalker.
The poll shows that Clinton would earn 33 percent to Vader’s 20 percent.
Trump would beat Vader by nine points, with Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia’s dad earning 20 percent, to Trump’s 29 percent.
Hillary Clinton would beat Darth Vader and narrowly beat Chewbacca in a theoretical head-to-head match, while she would be bested by Jedis Yoda and Obi-wan Kenobi
Hillary Clinton would get bested by Jedis Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi, would narrowly beat Chewbacca and would dominate Darth Vader