The Washington Post’s Wonkblog compared the favorability ratings of famous characters from Star Wars with
The Star Wars polling was taken from Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight, who recently performed a study of Americans’ opinions on the timeless pair of trilogies.
The highest rated real-life politicians are Hillary Clinton and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. But they are beaten out by four fictional Star Wars figures.
While Vader handily defeats all real-life challengers, three characters dominate the polling. Topping the list is Luke Skywalker, followed by Han Solo and Yoda. Their favorables are all over 80%.
Also noteworthy is Emperor Palpatine out-polling current President Barack Obama. Not surprisingly, Congress took dead last place in the polling. Their popularity remains at historic lows, beaten out by lice, root canals, and used car salesmen.