Americans favor fictional TV presidents over the real guy

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WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama may not be feeling the love these days. A Reuters-Ipsos poll this month showed only 46 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of the president.

That’s about the same as George W. Bush around this time in his presidency, in most polls. But President David Palmer is blowing away everyone with an 89 percent favorability!

Yeah, David Palmer, the fictional president from the TV show 24.

In fact, the poll shows Americans seem to favor fictional presidents over the real deal, and by considerable margins.

President Jed Bartlet of The West Wing came away with an 82-percent favorable rating.

President Frank Underwood from House of Cards came closest to President Obama with 57 percent.

Fear not, though, Mr. President. The American people still prefer you over Russia’s Vladimir Putin, and by a landslide (46 percent to 24 percent).

Of course, Americans still prefer just about anyone over journalists and members of Congress.


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