Voters are turning to the dark side

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A performer dressed as Darth Vader arrives at the "Star Wars Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith" Los Angeles Premiere at the Mann Village Theatre on May 12, 2005 in Westwood, California.
A performer dressed as Darth Vader arrives at the "Star Wars Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith" Los Angeles Premiere at the Mann Village Theatre on May 12, 2005 in Westwood, California.
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Voters are ready to find their next president in a galaxy far far away according to a poll released by FiveThirtyEight on Tuesday.

Darth Vader—yes, the Dark Lord of the Sith–is polling higher than all potential 2016 candidates, suggesting that regardless of killing kid or blowing up a planet in the Star Wars universe, Americans are more willing to forgive his sins than those of Congress.

While Hillary Clinton currently has the highest net favorability of any 2016 contender, her 19% favorable rating is tied with Bobba Fett, the bounty hunter who handed Harrison Ford’s character Han Solo to Jabba the Hutt. Toping the list is Luke Skywalker, who edged out The Captain of the Millennium Falcon as the most well-received Star Wars character, 93% to 92% comparatively.

Not surprisingly, Jar Jar Binks is the most hated Star Wars character in the series. However, even with a net favorability of -8, Jar Jar is still more favorable than Congress.

These findings should come as no surprise as a recent Gallup poll reveals Congress’ approval rating is at 15%, with 22% of Americans believing all members of Congress should be replaced or fired.

May  the force be with all those in Congress. 

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Voters are turning to the dark side

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