Donald Trump has had a lot of smoke blown up his ass lately since a good chunk of the Republican party seems to think he’s a worthwhile human being and perhaps also a good presidential candidate. No one with a brain agrees, and it seems they’d rather have Clint Eastwood in the highest office in the land in Trump’s place, and a recent poll proved that Eastwood would absolutely destroy Trump in an official election. Huh, go figure.
From PR Newswire:
While celebrities are often rumored to have political aspirations, it’s far less frequent that they actually end up on the ballot (here’s looking at you, Governator). But perhaps more should consider throwing their hat in the ring. In the August survey, nearly six in 10 Americans (57%) said a celebrity could make for a good president.
When asked in the July survey who they would cast a vote for between a current presidential candidate and a potential celebrity, more often US adults chose the celebrity over the actual candidate. Clint Eastwood beats Trump in that situation three to one, though in this case Eastwood actually has more political prowess (he was the mayor of Carmel, California, from 1986 to 1988).
- Clint Eastwood (72%) vs. Donald Trump (28%)
- George Clooney (57%) vs. Jeb Bush (43%)
- Bernie Sanders (54%) vs. Jerry Seinfeld (46%)
- Hillary Clinton (55%) vs. Oprah Winfrey (45%)
- Ben Affleck (59%) vs. Ted Cruz (41%)
- Jimmy Fallon (55%) vs. Rand Paul (45%)
Eastwood also reappears when asked in the August survey specifically which celebrities U.S. adults think would make a good president, among favorites like Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney and Meryl Streep.
Meryl Streep! Now there’s a president I’d like to see. I don’t necessarily know that Clint Eastwood would be any better in office than Trump, though Eastwood does at least seem much less blatant in his racism and sexism, so I suppose that’s a step up for the Republicans.