For Republican peeps only: Who is or would be or whoulda been the least unacceptable president to you:
— Will Truman (@trumwill) May 18, 2016
The parity here is really quite remarkable. What is it with split opposition and pluralities in the GOP?
Gore may have been assisted by some confusion over which Gore. The baseline was meant to be 2008, when all four of them were at least discussed as candidates. Upon hearing that, a couple voters expressed regret for voting for Gore.
Obama came in second!
I should note that this is based on who follows me on Twitter, and in some cases people who follow people who follow me on Twitter, which means that it’s not hugely representative. My twitter friends tend to be #NeverTrump to a great degree, for example. Minority and gay Republicans are way over-represented. Even so, while I am not surprised that Gore won I did not expect Obama to come in second. I sort of expected Kerry to win, if only because of the four he came the least close to the presidency and therefore represented the least threat.
I really, really did not expect everybody to come within five points of one another, and nobody to crack 30%.