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July 31, 2016

Poll: 5 percent of Americans would vote for Harambe to be next president

As this year's presidential race continues after the Republican and Democratic conventions concluded, a new poll asked Americans to weigh in on some important topics.

On Saturday, Public Policy Polling (PPP) published the results of a recent survey and found some eye-opening trends.

Apparently, five percent of respondents would vote for Harambe, the gorilla killed in May when a 3-year-old boy fell into the enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo, to be the next President of the United States in a three-way contest against Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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For context, Pennsylvania voters told PPP in June that the Phillie Phanatic (46 percent) was more qualified than Donald Trump (40) to be the next president.

However, the PPP poll is not all good news for the dead gorilla. Last year, Deez Nuts was polling at eight percent in a hypothetical race with Clinton and Trump.

Clearly, the American public is now taking a more serious approach to the election.

Other key findings include:

• Sixty-one percent of respondents think Clinton "has no ties to Lucifer," 18 percent think she does and 21 percent are not sure.

• Fifty-one percent think Trump cannot be trusted with classified documents on national security issues, 43 percent thinks he can and 6 percent are not sure.

• Fifty-one percent oppose putting Clinton in prison, 36 percent support it and 12 percent are not sure.

• Sixty-two percent think Trump should release his tax returns, 23 percent think he should not and 14 percent are not sure.

The poll surveyed 1,276 likely voters on July 29-30. The poll's margin of error is +/-2.7 percent.

Just 99 more days until the election...

To read the all the results, click here.