It seems that quite a few people would prefer a dead gorilla as president rather than either of the two main candidates.
According to Josh Guckert of the Libertarian Republic, in a poll released by Public Policy Polling (PPP) on Saturday, “independent presidential candidate” Harambe earned 5% against Hillary Clinton (48%) and Donald Trump (43%).
Harambe, a gorilla which had lived in the Cincinnati Zoo, earned fame in May after being killed. The 17-year-old Western lowland gorilla was shot after a three-year-old child fell into its enclosure. A zoo worker, fearing for the child’s life, decided to shoot the gorilla.
We do not know how many answered the poll jokingly, but this poll is another indication that Americans strongly desire an alternative to the current candidates Trump and Clinton.
This is not the first time PPP has pulled such a stunt. In December, the company asked Americans whether they believed the US should bomb Agrabah, the fictional city from Disney’s Aladdin. Surprisingly, 30% of Republicans and 19% of Democrats thought this to be a good idea.
This poll is definitely an indication that more Americans need to educate themselves on what is happening around the world and at home. The uneducated more are easily led astray.
The nominees this year are among the MOST UNPOPULAR in American history.
There seems to be an increasing number of indicators that the current version of the 2 party system is broken.
We are expected to choose between only 2 candidates, both of which are unethical liars, and hypocrites. How can we trust either of them? Neither should be allowed to run the United States of America. How can we expect things to change for the better if we put another criminal in charge?
At least a dead gorilla wouldn’t start new wars for the benefit of the ultra wealthy at the expense of the masses.