Harambe Polling Surprisingly Well As Independent Presidential Candidate

Harambe Is Polling Really Well As A Presidential Candidate

I need everyone to put their lighters up one time for Harambe. Harambe has been an enigma on social media following his tragic death at the Cincinnati Zoo in May. If you’re unaware, a child fell into Harambe’s enclosure, he got a little too close for comfort for zoo officials and they made the executive decision to shoot the gorilla dead. I don’t know how closely any of you have been following the presidential election, but the candidates this year are not the most popular people in the world. A survey released last week asked undecided voters if they would cast their vote for Harambe in November.

Five percent of respondents said they would cast a ballot for President Harambe. Though not a major margin, 5% is greater than the support shown for Green Party candidate Jill Stein — who earned only 2% support in the poll. It nearly matches support for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, who has 6% support.

How about that? A dead gorilla is currently polling better than human beings. Honestly, it’s not that surprising. Five percent of voter support for any fringe candidate is very good, and his favorability ratings are higher than both Trump and Clinton.

Five percent of respondents said they have a favorable opinion of Harambe, but only 27% said they have an unfavorable opinion. Trump and Clinton, meanwhile, respectively scored 58% and 51% for unfavorability.

Would I vote for Harambe? Depending on who his VP pick is I could be persuaded. We’d be the most progressive country in the world if we elected a dead gorilla as president, and honestly, after all the bullshit that Harambe has gone through, I think the least we can do is let him be the leader of the free world for four years. Justice for Harambe. I’ll love you forever.

If you’re interested in joining the Harambe movement, check out our t-shirts here and here.

[via NY Daily News]

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