Rasmussen is reporting that comedian Stephen Colbert is polling higher than Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich in head-to-head polls:
Fresh from a victorious interview on “Meet the Press,” Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert continues to out-pun pundits and expectorate political expectations with his half-sincere,
three-quarters-book-promoting campaign for the presidency.
According to a new Rasmussen Reports national survey of Colbert’s prospects, the comedian culls greater support from likely voters than either Ron Paul or Dennis Kucinich when he is pitted against those candidates.
Given a choice between Colbert running as a Democrat and Republican Congressman Ron Paul, 36% of voters prefer Colbert while Paul attracts 32%. Twenty-one percent (21%) say they’d vote for some other candidate while 10% are not sure.
If the choice is between Colbert as a Republican and Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich, it’s Colbert 37%, Kucinich 32%. Nineteen percent (19%) would vote for some other candidate and 11% are not sure.
In each match-up, Colbert’s adversary attracts little more than half his partisan base. Paul attracts just 51% of GOP voters. Kucinich attracts 53% of Democrats.
Colbert even does better in head-to-head matchups with the two long-shot candidates than Hillary:
Both Congressmen are outliers in their respective nomination races, given little chance of winning. But 71% of Republicans support Ron Paul in a recent match-up with the Democratic frontrunner, Senator Hillary Clinton. And 62% of Democrats support Kucinich in a match-up with the Republican frontrunner, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
If you’re thinking that this is all starting to sound like a certain Robin Williams movie, you’re not the only one.