Stephen Colbert Polling Ahead of Bill Richardson
He’s been “in” the race for less than a week, and already faux-pundit Stephen Colbert has surged ahead of longtime candidate Gov. Bill Richardson in one national poll gauging the race for the Democratic nod for president. And watch out Joe Biden!
The Public Opinion Strategies poll this past weekend of 1,000 likely primary voters that included Colbert’s name — as both a Democrat and Republican, as he wishes — found him drawing 2.3 percent in the Dem race nationally (though he is threatening to run only in his native South Carolina). This put his ahead of Richardson (2.1 percent), Rep. Dennis Kucininch (2.1) and, of course, Sen. Mike Gravel. And he trails Sen. Biden by just a tad (he’s at 2.7 percent). Of course he has a long way to go to catch up with the three frontrunners (you know who they are).
But Colbert fares less well among his natural constituency on the GOP side, where he draws less than one percent.
Granted that all these numbers are within the margin of sampling error, it’s still rather amusing.