Stephen Colbert Outpolls Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich
It’s apparently silly season at Rasmussen, which continues to release results of absurd polling questions.
Given a choice between Colbert running as a Democrat and Republican Congressman Ron Paul, 36% of voters prefer Colbert while Paul attracts 32%. Twenty-one percent (21%) say they’d vote for some other candidate while 10% are not sure.
If the choice is between Colbert as a Republican and Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich, it’s Colbert 37%, Kucinich 32%. Nineteen percent (19%) would vote for some other candidate and 11% are not sure.
In each match-up, Colbert’s adversary attracts little more than half his partisan base. Paul attracts just 51% of GOP voters. Kucinich attracts 53% of Democrats.
So, in a race between a well known television comedian and two largely unknown politicians, the comedian wins? Who’d o’ thunk?
Steven Taylor guesses that it’s “no fun to be the real candidates who are considered joke-worthy enough themselves to be included in the poll in the first place.” But, hey, it’s publicity.