On the Monday night edition of MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow Show," host Rachel Maddow got her hands on a newly released national poll that found the Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee significantly more unpopular than some of the most despised things in American life.
Donald Trump is less popular than lice, a new Public Policy Poll found.
“Not to nitpick, but this new national polling also finds that Mr. Trump is viewed less favorably than not just lice, but also traffic jams; used car salesmen; hipsters; the DMV; jury duty; the band Nickelback; and also root canals,” Maddow told her viewers, adding "I am not making this up to entertain you!”
“Even though I am sometimes tempted to do things like that, this is real,” she insisted. She's right. Read the results yourself here.
Trump's historic unpopularity and the bizarre things PPP decided to test it against proved too hilarious for Maddow to report with a straight face.
“Women voters actually prefer both cockroaches and hemorrhoids to Donald Trump,” she noted, beginning to crack. “Weird. Turns out there’s a gender split on those particular issues.”
"Now, there are limits to how far this information gets you in an election year," she continued. "Bottom line, hemorrhoids are not going to be on the ballot this November. So, we don't have to do complex, gender-specific turnout modeling to figure out how this particular gender gap is going to play. To figure out if we are going to get hemorrhoids elected president in the fall," she said, before breaking down in laughter.
"I'm sorry I'm eight," she said through laughter. Watch Maddow read an extensive (and hilarious) list of things that poll higher than Trump, via MSNBC:
The PPP poll also found that 65 percent of those who actually do hold a favorable view of Trump believe that Hillary Clinton is a Muslim and 59 percent think President Obama was not born in the United States.
Even more bizarrely, 24 percent of voters with a favorable view of Trump think former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was murdered, while just 42 percent think he died naturally, and another 34 percent are unsure.