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What do online surveys say about a race between Trump and Kanye?
The MTV Video Music Awards were filled with some bizarre moments, perhaps the oddest of which was rapper Kanye West's announcement that he would be running for presidential office in 2020.
"I don't know what I finna lose after this. It don't matter, though; It's not about me. It's about ideas. New ideas. People with ideas. People who believe in truth," West said, according to CNN. "And yes, as you probably could've guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president."
Kanye 4 2020
Can the nation trust that Kanye is being serious, or is this just just another example of over-the-top statements made by a character who makes a living by not filtering the wild thoughts that cross his mind? The jury is out. Sure, Kanye could be running for the highest political office in the country, but it's doubtful that even Kanye knows what he's doing.
After all, it's clear that even he knows how ludicrous the proposition is.
Many might ask "What has this guy been smoking?" after hearing such a proposal. In fact, this was a sticking point Kanye felt he should address during the announcement. According to CNN, he told viewers if they were wondering "Did he smoke something before he came out," then "the answer was 'Yes, I rolled up a little something. I knocked the edge off.'"
But so what if one of the music world's most divisive characters wants to run for president? Any native-born U.S. citizen over the age of 35 who has lived in the country for over 14 years can take the Oval Office, according to the U.S. Constitution. What would really be interesting is if there was some sort of online survey measuring his popularity compared to another current presidential favorite.
Trump v. Kanye
Just so there's no mistaking it, Trump is currently polling at 28.3 percent, according to Huffpost Pollster, making him the GOP favorite. Every polling agency from CNN to Reuters to Fox has Trump leading the pack for the Republican party. But what would the turnout be if it was a race between him and Kanye?
Online surveys on Twitter have already showed how some would vote. A user named Shaun King asked, "Let's be real. If your ONLY TWO CHOICES were Trump or Kanye, who would you vote for? Retweet for Kanye. Favorite for Trump."
The results revealed a landslide victory for Yeezus, collecting 1,480 retweets compared to Trump's 79 favorites. Sure, it's not exactly the most serious of polls, but it's not the most serious question either.
If you want to be a part of a more reliable online survey process, and get paid for it at the same time, consider becoming a member of Opinion Outpost. You could even be asked for your thoughts about political events such as this one.
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