Al Bundy and Leslie Knope: Twitter Picks the #BetterFictionalCandidates Over Clinton, Trump


Screen Shot 2016-08-04 at 7.42.23 AMLet’s take a quick look at the newest unfavorables to emerge regarding both major party nominees, shall we?

On the Democratic side, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a 40.6 favorable rating according to the newest data from Real Clear Politics, and a 53.9% unfavorable.

As for Donald Trump, friend of babies and recent Purple Heart, uh, “recipient“, RCP puts his favorable rating at 35.3, with 57.9% unfavorable.

Ladies and gentlemen, your 2016 nominees.

It’s no secret that we’re dealing with two vastly unpopular candidates in reality, so sometimes turning to fiction can cure the ills of our real world politics. Enter the newest hashtag to sweep social media this morning: #BetterFictionalCandidates, Twitter’s attempt to present anyone — and I mean anyone — better suited to lead than Clinton or Trump.

Here are some of the best of the day:

Have a tip we should know?

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