Obama: 47 Romney: 42 Roseanne: 6

Comedian polling better than 'undecided'

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 14, 2012 4:07 PM CST

(Newser) – She swears it's no joke, and Public Policy Polling is apparently taking Roseanne Barr's presidential run at face value. It included her in a new poll and found that she would draw 6% of the vote in a race against President Obama (47%) and Mitt Romney (42%). She did better than "undecided" at 5%. ThinkProgress says it's a sign that the polling agency has a sense of humor, but Green Party Watch—Roseanne is seeking that party's nomination—thinks it's clear that her "presidential bid has penetrated the veil of media silence."

Besides, it notes, "under current election finance laws, that result would bring the Green Party and its presidential nominee millions in funding in the following election cycle, and access to a number of state ballot lines may be secured as well." Roseanne did especially well in the 18-to-29 age group with 19%, not too far away from Romney's 24%. The bad news for her: She's got an unfavorable rating of a whopping 63%.

Roseanne Barr promotes her book 'Roseannearchy' last year in New York City.
Roseanne Barr promotes her book 'Roseannearchy' last year in New York City.   (Getty Images)
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