In his bizarre speech at the VMA’s, Kanye West announced, “as you probably could’ve guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president.”
I’m not sure if anyone could have guessed the next off-the-wall thing out of Kanye’s mouth, but Echelon Insights decided to survey the next best thing: what people think about a hypothetical match-up between Kanye and the Donald for the presidency.
To begin with, they found that Trump leads 38-21, though there were a lot of undecided respondents – a plurality, in fact, at 41%. This means that there would be a lot of potential ground for Kanye to make up.
Trump leads among both men and women, 41-25 and 36-12 respectively, with women being more likely than men to be undecided – 51 percent to 34 percent respectively.
There is a clear distinction in their popularity by age group. West won only 25-34 year olds, but came within 1 point of Trump among 18-24 year olds. All other age groups, especially everyone 44 and older, leaned heavily for Trump.
Kanye’s strongest support regionally is found in the west, which is the only region of the country in which he polls better than Trump, leading by just 1 point 26-25.
Echelon conducted the survey Monday, using Google Consumer Surveys, with a sample of 500 adults.