Here’s some news which should give you a tiny glimmer of hope in the otherwise dark and decaying social landscape humanity has carved out for itself. After announcing he is running for President, Kanye West is apparently polling at only 2%. Thank God (the real God, not Kanye)! But let’s remain cautious because the way 2020 has been going, you just can’t be sure about anything… Kanye could still bundle a vote for him with an energy drink and change the game!
Kanye talked about running for President for a long time and then last week he decided to throw one more apocalyptic wrench into our timeline by saying he was going to run in the 2020 Presidential election. He doubled-down on his aspirations with an insane Forbes interview, and even though this may or may not all just be part of a bipolar episode, Chance The Rapper was (at least initially) on Team Ye2020. But thankfully the American people are showing that they are (for now) more sensible than Chance The Rapper.
TMZ says that a consulting firm that does polling and market research, Redfield & Wilton Strategies, actually decided to humor Kanye with his fake Presidential aspirations and included him in some polling data.
The stats show that Kanye is polling terribly. He’s pulling in only 2% of support from those polled (about 2,000 people). For context, the Libertarian and Green Party candidates are also polling at 2% and 1%. The gag is, it seems his influence is more related to Trump supporters than anything else. While Debra Messing was out here terrified Kanye West would use his influence as King Of Black People to take away votes from Joe Biden, Donald Trump is the one who saw a reduction in numbers with Kanye’s addition. When Kanye was excluded, Trump had 40% support. When he was included, Trump was at 39%. Biden remained firm at 48%.
Biden 48% (+8)
Jorgensen (L) 1%
Hawkins (G) 1%
— Political Polls (@PpollingNumbers) July 13, 2020
A reminder that during the 2016 election Hillary Clinton was polling ahead of Trump and we all know what happened there, so…
Kanye’s run is obviously a joke since he hasn’t even filed the paperwork yet, but hopefully, this stunt doesn’t go very far (although Trump’s presidential stunt went all the way). The White House just can’t handle getting any tackier. If you think Melania Trump punted the ball when it comes to taking care of the White House vegetable garden, wait until Kanye and Kim Kardashian get a hold of it. Nobody is going to eat those piss-covered garden vegetables.