Poll Shows Green Party Candidate Jill Stein Tied With Dead Gorilla Harambe

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Juliegrace Brufke Capitol Hill Reporter
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The #dicksoutforharambe movement seems to be losing traction in the race for the White House. A recent survey shows the slain gorilla is in a statistical dead heat against Green Party candidate Jill Stein, at 2 percent in Texas.

The Texas Public Policy Polling results, released Tuesday, show both Harambe – shot in May following a child falling into his enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo – and Stein trailing Deez Nuts by 1 percent. Libertarian nominee former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson edged everyone out with 6 percent of Texas voters saying they would vote for him in November. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton comes in at 38 percent, and GOP nominee Donald Trump leads the pack with 47 percent in the Lone Star state.

Harambe polled best with voters who identified as “somewhat conservative” males, while Stein fared better with men that described themselves as “very liberal.”

The gorilla’s numbers took a slight dip from what was seen in a national poll released July 31, showing the ape taking in 5 percent of the vote to Stein’s 2 percent.

The results are based on answers from 944 likely voters from Aug. 12-14, and leaves a margin of error of plus or minus 3.2 percent.

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