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Guess How Obama’s Approval Numbers Compare to Fictional Presidents

BREAKING NEWS: People like fictional characters on television shows more than they do President Obama.

No, but seriously, a new Reuters-Ipsos poll shows that the Commander-in-Chief is not as popular as several fictional presidents who have been on popular TV programs.

Obama’s approval number is now 46 percent, with 54 percent holding an unfavorable view. But the fictional presidents from 24, The West Wing, House of Cards, Scandal, and Battlestar Galactica all come out with better numbers.

The total favorables for 24 president David Palmer are a whopping 88.8 percent. President Josiah Bartlet, viewed as an ideal Democratic president by many, gets 82.6 percent favorables.

Now, as for Frank Underwood, who (SPOILERS) has literally killed people, has total favorables of 58.5 percent, while philanderer Fitzgerald Grant (a.k.a. Fitz) stands at 59.8 percent.

Well, there you have it, folks. People like fictional constructs of presidents more than the person actually making real decisions affecting people’s lives.

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