In the Age of Obama, celebrity trumps all.
Colbert, who plays a mock Republican on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” garnered the top percentage of votes in a survey conducted by Public Policy Polling.
Colbert tops the wish list of who South Carolina voters would like to see join that body at 20%, followed by Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) at 15%, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) at 14%, Jenny Sanford at 11%, Henry McMaster and Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC) at 8%, Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) and Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) at 5%, and Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) at 4%.
The comedian’s base clearly leans left. Consider this poll breakdown assessing where “candidate” Colbert stands in both parties.
Colbert has a 30/32 favorability rating. Democrats (44/25) and independents (38/23) like him quite a bit, but Republicans (14/43) do not.