Sick Bern: Americans Would Rather Have Sanders, Tyrion Lannister As President Than Clinton, Trump

The 'Game of Thrones' character is polling well. Who's got your vote?

Sick Bern: Americans Would Rather Have Sanders or Tyrion Lannister As President Than Clinton, Trump
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The numbers are in, and Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) is head-to-head with democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

The Game of Thrones character, beloved for his wit, charm, and compassion in a world otherwise lacking, received 24 percent of the vote in a new poll by Survey Monkey, putting him in a headlock with Sanders. The poll, which asked survey takers who they'd prefer as president of the U.S., had a relatively slim 2,045 respondents in total, each one a Game of Thrones fan. So while it's not the most comprehensive of polls, it's pretty fun.

Sick Bern: Americans Would Rather Have Sanders or Tyrion Lannister As President Than Clinton, Trump
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Clinton came in third place, while Mother of Dragons herself Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) came in just 6 percent below the democratic frontrunner. Trump polled at a relatively abysmal 7 percent, while republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and John Kasich both garnered only 5 percent of the vote.

Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) represented a meager 1 percent — that naked jaunt through King's Landing likely wasn't the best PR.

Sick Bern: Americans Would Rather Have Sanders or Tyrion Lannister As President Than Clinton, Trump
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Tyrion's political popularity also corresponds with his popularity as a character, bringing credence to that old cliche that you vote for whomever you'd grab a drink with.

Sick Bern: Americans Would Rather Have Sanders or Tyrion Lannister As President Than Clinton, Trump
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Thankfully though, despite the theatrics of this year's candidates, survey takers are still more confident in the U.S. government than that of the Seven Kingdoms.

Sick Bern: Americans Would Rather Have Sanders or Tyrion Lannister As President Than Clinton, Trump
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For more fun insight on the GoT audience, check out SurveyMonkey's intelligence blog here.

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