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Judging by Late-Night Joke Tally, Obama Not That Funny

Aug 25, 2008  •  Post A Comment

A study conducted by the Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University found Barack Obama to be the least popular presidential candidate when measured by late-night TV jokes, Daily Variety reports. The Illinois senator was the punchline of 169 jokes heard on the late-night shows hosted by Jay Leno, David Letterman and Conan O’Brien since the beginning of the year. The number of jokes about rivals John McCain and Hillary Rodham Clinton was just about double that amount for each candidate. Obama does, however, lead both McCain and Clinton as joke fodder for Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report.”
—Christopher Perez

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