I recently wrote a story that a third of Trump voters believe that Hillary Clinton has ties to Lucifer, but today I realised that that very same data has an even better piece of information that I missed the first time around.
Public Policy Polling included in their questions some fun ones that added 'Harambe the Independent' into their polling. They didn't identify him specifically as the gorilla from Cincinnati zoo, but I think it's reasonable to assume that he'd be the Harambe people thought of when they answered the question. As well as measuring favourability, they included Harambe in their general polling question as an option. And that threw up some brilliant results.
Harambe is twice as popular with men (6%) as with women (3%), and is most supported by voters identifying as independents (12%). The most amazing statistic though comes when you split the poll by ethnicity.
92% of African Americans say they're backing Hillary Clinton, with Trump winning just 2% and Harambe taking the remaining 6%. .
You read that right. Donald Trump is so unpopular with African Americans that he loses in the poll to a dead gorilla. Trump also only beats Harambe by 8 percentage points with Hispanics.
Much has been written about Trump's problems with attracting ethnic minority votes, and this poll shows that again, albeit in a truly comical way.