The Washington Post reports that there’s actually been polling done for Colbert’s chances. Though he barely registered with the GOP crowd (who obviously didn’t get the joke), the news was good — very good — in the Democratic field.
In the Democratic primary, Colbert takes 2.3 percent of the vote — good for fifth place behind Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (40 percent), Sen. Barack Obama (19 percent), former Sen. John Edwards (12 percent) and Sen. Joe Biden (2.7 percent).
Colbert beat out Gov. Bill Richardson’s 2.1 percent, along with fellow fictional candidates Dennis Kucinich and Mike Gravel. Just kidding, Kucinich and Gravel may be the most authentic candidates ever, but polling at less than an apparent arch-conservative is a sure sign that it’s time to go.