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‘Daily Show’ Poll: Who Do Americans Want as the Next Celebrity President after Trump? (Video)

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Morgan Freeman reigning as the top pick across party lines.

*Democrats, Republicans and Independents would all be in favor of choosing a Black male celebrity to be the next “celebrity president” of the United States once the current one is voted out of the White House.

Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” has teamed with research data and analytics group YouGov for an ongoing polling initiative seeking the celebrity that Americans most want to see as the next president. Of course, Morgan Freeman is leading the poll, and he’s in front across all three major party lines.

“The Daily Show” explains:

In 2016, the United States elected its first purely celebrity president. In hindsight, maybe not the best idea. But since we now know that it doesn’t take anything more than being famous to become president, which politically active celebrity would Americans be most likely to vote for in 2020? Can we do a better job this time? Could we possibly do worse? Panelists were given the names of two randomized public figures in a series of head-to-head matchups and asked who they would rather make president of the United States.

Key reveals from the inaugural The Daily Show/YouGov Next Celebrity President Survey include:

• Morgan Freeman reigned supreme winning  81% of the head-to-head matchups he faced
Denzel Washington trailed, triumphing in 76% of his matchups
Tom Hanks (73%), Samuel L. Jackson (73%), and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (72%) rounded out the top five presidential picks
• Democrats, Republicans and Independents would all be in favor of choosing a Black male celebrity to be the next celebrity president of the United States
• Those in the 18-34 age range were among the only group to choose a white man as their top choice with Leonardo DiCaprio earning the highest win percentage among this age range
• Among female respondents, Judge Judy and Dolly Parton are the only women to crack their top ten
• Country star Billy Ray Cyrus wins more votes on average than his daughter Miley Cyrus
• Over at Fox News, Brian Kilmeade would have a better chance at the presidency than Steve Doocy

YouGov ran a survey of 2,586 panelists, fielded from August 7th to August 11th, 2020. Every person was randomly assigned to see 30 different celebrities, which appeared in 15 head-to-head matchups. For each, respondents were asked to indicate “Who would you rather make president of the United States?”

This polling initiative between The Daily Show/YouGov will be rolling out during the party political conventions and beyond. The insights will be shared on YouGov.com/thedailyshow and on both The Daily Show’s and YouGov’s various social platforms.

Below, Trevor Noah’s take on the virtual Democratic National Convention so far, including Michelle Obama’s dismantling of No. 45.

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TAYO Cartoon: This 2020 Turkey is Too Happy ‘Cause He’s Quarantined This Thanksgivings Day

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THANKSGIVING DAY 2020 - Quarantined Turkey*Happy Thanksgiving Day. Stay safe!

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TAYO Fatunla is an award-winning Nigerian Comic Artist, Editorial Cartoonist, Writer and Illustrator. He is one of the participants of the CARTAN Virtual cartoon exhibition marking 60 years of Nigeria. He is a graduate of the prestigious Kubert School, in New Jersey, US. and recipient of the 2018 ECBACC Pioneer Lifetime Achievement Award for his illustrated OUR ROOTS creation and series – Famous people in Black History – He participated in the UNESCO’s Cartooning In Africa forum held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and the Cartooning Global Forum in Paris, France and took part in the Afropolitan Comics virtual comics exhibition arranged by the French Institute in South Africa coinciding with its annual National Arts Festival –www.tayofatunla.com/[email protected]

 

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THE REAL: Oscar-Winner John Ridley Stops by + Queen Naija Visits the Ladies! / WATCH

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*On Tuesday, Nov. 24, as co-host Adrienne Houghton says, “today’s the day!” The Real welcomes back co-host Jeannie Mai! She has a lot to say about what she’s been doing while recuperating from throat surgery and how she realized she’d been prioritizing work over her health.

Then Academy Award-winning director John Ridley visits to talk about his five-issue miniseries, The Other History of the DC Universe. He shares his views on actress Janet Hubert’s recent comments during The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air reunion about being called “difficult” and how that term affects a Black woman’s career in Hollywood. He also reveals which medium – films, books, plays or comics – is the most difficult to write and why!

And singer-songwriter Queen Naija drops in to chat about her debut album, misunderstood. And it turns out she is a huge fan of Adrienne’s husband, Israel Houghton!

The Real Co-hosts Welcome Jeannie Back!

Jeannie Explains How She Was Prioritizing Work Over Her Health

Director John Ridley Discusses Janet Hubert’s Comments About Leaving The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Oscar-Winning Director John Ridley On Which Medium Is The Hardest To Write

Queen Naija Is A Huge Fan Of Israel Houghton!

Jeannie Explains How She Was Prioritizing Work Over Her Health

Jeannie Mai: Man, we already know how precious health is, but I am a workaholic and I do prioritize my work more than my health. And in this situation, I absolutely kind of just thought taking a steroid shot or just taking Theraflu or Dayquil would help cover it, because – I was in a competition, yo, and I was not going to let down. I really took that too seriously, more than my health, and then I – God taught me a lesson. So, um – it was a… the part that… Getting sick wasn’t the upsetting part, it was actually just being depressed because I let myself get to this, and for the last few weeks, I gotta be honest, I was pretty upset at myself, because everything ended. I stopped shooting my favorite talk show every day, and I had to step out of a competition, which I feel like I was doing good, and I could have staying in the running…

Adrienne Houghton: You were gonna win!

Jeannie: So, I’ve, I’ve just… thank you, Adrienne. I believe I could have too. But I didn’t give up!

Adrienne: I believe you were gonna win!

Jeannie: I really – I really appreciate that. I, I really learned a lesson. Being in a dark place where you actually just feel like you have no… you’re helpless – it’s the worst feeling ever. Like, you did it to yourself. And so, I take full responsibility.

 

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About THE REAL

THE REAL is a live daily, one-hour, two-time NAACP Image Award-winning and Emmy®-nominated talk show now in its seventh season on Fox Television Stations and in national syndication (check local listings), with a rebroadcast on cable network Bounce. The bold, diverse and outspoken hosts, Garcelle Beauvais and Emmy® Award-winners Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love and Jeannie Mai, all frankly say what women are actually thinking. Their unique perspectives are brought to life through candid conversations about their personal lives, current events, beauty, fashion and relationships (nothing is off limits). Unlike other talk shows, THE REAL hosts are admittedly a “work in progress,” and fearlessly invite viewers to reflect on their own lives and opinions. Fresh points of view, youthful energy and passion have made THE REAL a platform for multicultural women. Produced by Telepictures Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, THE REAL is led by Executive Producer, Rachel Miskowiec (Good Morning America, Katie, The Tyra Banks Show, Judge Hatchett, The Ricki Lake Show) and Co-Executive Producer Tenia Watson (Judge Mathis, Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court, WGN-TV Morning News, Just Keke, The Test) and shot in Los Angeles, California.

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Trump’s Misspelled Tweets are Coded Messages? Q’Anon is Even More Deranged Than You Thought (Watch)

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David Reinert holds a large “Q” sign while waiting in line on to see President Donald J. Trump at his rally August 2, 2018 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rick Loomis/Getty Images)

*You’ve heard that the Trump supporters within the conspiracy movement Q’Anon believe that Democrats are running a pedophile ring and eating babies to extract a life-extending chemical from their blood. And that these child eaters/molesters include Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, George Soros, Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey.

But did you know these folks also believe that Donald Trump’s misspelled tweets – like “covfefe” and “the smocking gun” – are secret, coded messages for Q-Anon members? And that Trump was secretly recruited by top military generals to run for president in 2016 in order to break up this criminal cabal of Dems, end their control of politics and the media, and bring its members to justice?

Did you know that two Q’Anon believers were just elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, representing areas in Colorado and Georgia?

On “The Daily Show” Monday night, Trevor Noah broke down Q’Anon’s origins, their infiltration into mainstream politics and just how removed from reality its members really are

Watch below:

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