No Joke: Deez Nuts Is Polling at 9% in North Carolina, Leading Most GOP Presidential Candidates

Election '16

Public Policy Polling (PPP) has released some interesting polling results from North Carolina.

The losers in North Carolina over the last month are Walker, Huckabee, Paul, and Christie. Walker's dropped 6 points from 12% last month to now 6%. His 51% favorability rating remains unchanged, but voters just seem to be finding others of their options to be more compelling. It's a similar story for Huckabee. His 60% favorability rating ties him with Rubio as the second most broadly liked candidate in the state behind Carson, but the share of voters who actually want him as the nominee has dropped from 11% to 6%.

The news is worse for Paul- he has seen a precipitous decline in his popularity. A month ago his favorability in the state was 49/22. Now it's 31/47- it's clear from three polls we've done now since the debate that it killed Paul's image. He's dropped from 7% to 3% in the horse race. Finally Chris Christie's gone from 5% to 2%, making it 1%, 1%, and 2% in the three polls we've done since the debate. He remains very unpopular with a 23/55 favorability rating.

But what about Deez Nuts?

Finally another declared independent candidate, Deez Nuts, polls at 9% in North Carolina to go along with his 8% in Minnesota and 7% in Iowa in our recent polling. Trump leads Clinton 40/38 when he's in the mix. [bold my emphasis]

Mr. Nuts has yet to release a platform. However, in this Republican field, not saying anything is probably the best policy.

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