Americans Would Rather See These Fictional Five Presidents In The White House Than Obama

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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David Palmer from “24” beat him. As did Jed Bartlet from “The West Wing.” Laura Roslin from “Battlestar Galactica” ranked above him, and so did “Scandal’s” Fitzgerald Grant, along with the menacing Frank Underwood, who murdered two people on “House of Cards.”

All five of these TV characters are who Americans would rather see in the White House than Barack Obama.

The best part is? They’re all fictional.

In a new poll conducted by Reuters-Ipsos, those five fake presidents all had higher approval ratings than the real life President.

A lot higher.

Dennis Haysbert’s character won with 89 percent favorability. Martin Sheen wasn’t far behind him with 82 percent, and the SyFy channel president played by Mary McDonnell pulled in a 78 percent favorability ranking.

Obama was even outranked by the morally bankrupt characters.

Tony Goldwyn places the president on the Shonda Rimes-created show "Scandal." (Photo: ABC)

Tony Goldwyn places the president on the Shonda Rimes-created show “Scandal.” (Photo: ABC)

Tony Goldwyn’s character cheated on a very pregnant first lady with Kerry Washington’s Olivia Pope, and he was still more likable than Obama. So was Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood, who, in case you forgot, murdered two people during his time in the White House.

Obama had the all time low of the group, getting just a meager 46 percent. (RELATED: Netflix Just Leaked ‘HOC’ Season 3 On Accident)

So, Underwood 2016?

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