Even though junior Texas Senator Ted Cruz beat rival Donald Trump in the Alaskan Caucus on Super Tuesday, residents of former Governor Sarah Palin‘s home state weren’t all that pleased with the top GOP candidates. At least, that’s according to a Facebook poll conducted by CBS affiliate KTVA 11 on Monday. The validity of this poll is highly questionable, of course, but at least those who participated were more honest than most pollsters and poll takers this election season.
“Wait a minute,” you’re probably thinking. “What was so invalid about KTVA’s poll?”
I didn’t organize it, so I can’t say for certain, but the poll’s invalidity probably had something to do with 1) the question asked and 2) the openness of the answer field. The question was, “Which Republican candidate are you more likely to vote for on #SuperTuesday?” The answers included, but were not limited to, a dumpster fire (504 votes), Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (220 votes) and Jon Snow from Game of Thrones (45 votes).
Aside from the fact that Sanders isn’t running for the GOP nomination, I think it’s safe to say that the lack of sentience shared by dumpster fires and Snow prevents both from ever qualifying for office in the United States. Yet there’s something intrinsically appealing about the #DumpsterFire2016 hashtag. It’s almost like we’ve seen this kind of thing before.
(Via KTVA 11)