A joint poll just released by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal ranks the favorable and unfavorable ratings of all of the U.S. presidential candidates, as well as President Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump’s wife, Mexico, Canada, the news media — everything, really, with the notable exception of Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Without further ado, the clear winner in this ranking was Canada, suggesting that America’s neighbor to the north might be facing its own influx of refugees no matter who’s elected in November.
Here are the favorable/unfavorable ratings in the new national NBC/WSJ poll pic.twitter.com/DuYoxV5rbi
— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) September 21, 2016
@mmurraypolitics Someone's gotta get Canada to run
— oil_taker (@OilTaker) September 21, 2016
Canada would run away with the election if it chose to run, with Mexico an attractive choice for running mate.
@mmurraypolitics Canada considering building a wall.
— Dante Chinni (@Dchinni) September 21, 2016
Seeing as the poll was conducted by two media titans, it has to be a bit of a letdown to learn that only Putin kept the news media from ending up in the basement.
Obama, Clinton, Trump, GOP, Dems all have more favorable ratings than "the news media." We beat Putin tho 🎉 https://t.co/pZxX6evJtH
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 21, 2016
@mmurraypolitics you guys in the news media are less popular than everyone except the Russian dictator. Nobody trusts you
— Jack (@JackFromBoston) September 21, 2016
@mmurraypolitics Hope the next poll includes telemarketers, cable companies and Zika. Give Trump, the media and Putin some competition.
— Tom Ryan (@tomr515) September 21, 2016
Which is the bigger mystery: the news media ranking just above Putin, or Canada failing to reach that 100 percent favorable rating?
@mmurraypolitics wait, how'd Canada get a 3% negative? That's not possible.This poll taken after Team Canada beat USA in World Cup hockey?
— Jason Thomson (@Spikefromcanada) September 21, 2016
There should be a reality TV show featuring people from the 3% category who hate Canada pic.twitter.com/OlIGOg47pg
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) September 21, 2016
— Denis Young (@young2813) September 21, 2016
It’s OK … just try a little harder.
In case anyone was wondering, the poll was conducted before BuzzFeed News released on Tuesday its video of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rating tweets and Internet memes about him on BuzzFeed’s scientific scale of “LOL” to “wtf.” Maybe the 3 percent were holding out for exactly this:
Here's Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau saying "yaaas" and rating memes about himself. pic.twitter.com/Ff4JWlEaIK
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) September 20, 2016
my skepticism of Justin Trudeau grows quietly with each day https://t.co/nbxDIKX4fH
— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) September 21, 2016
@mattdpearce He's no Eleanor Roosevelt
— Melvin Mabaquiao (@MelvinByTheSea) September 21, 2016
@mattdpearce just enjoy the dreamy hair and ignore everything else
— Sarah (@sarahsayssoo) September 21, 2016
Here’s an offer worth considering … is there a Kickstarter campaign yet?
— Tim Miller (@Timodc) September 21, 2016