Is Tiger Blood a presidential quality? Evidently, the answer falls along party lines.
In a recent Public Policy poll, two thirds of Americans were found to have a negative opinion of our favorite unemployed winner, Charlie Sheen. Yet in a hypothetical (and highly humorous) presidential race, Independents and Democrats favored the embattled actor over Sarah Palin, 41% to 36% and 44% to 24%, respectively.
(More on TIME.com: See “Charlie Sheen: Trapped in a Conspiracy… Movie.”)
Conversely (yet somewhat unsurprisingly), Republicans would rather see Sheen and his goddesses turn the White House into Sober Valley Lodge than give Obama a second term in office, by a slim margin of 37-28. Now that’s saying something.
But before all you Sheen fiends get too excited and start imagining his political slogan — The Violent Torpedo of Truth, anyone? — we need to put this poll into context: Overall, Palin would defeat Sheen by a margin of 49-29, just a smidgen less than President Barack Obama would fare in the same political showdown. The current Commander-in-Chief would defeat the warlock (and his fire-breathing fists) 57-24. We certainly hope that this poll doesn’t incite a campaign of “Charlie Sheen for President.”
(More on NewsFeed: “Charlie Sheen’s Live Tour Adds More Dates.”)