SALT LAKE CITY — Who is the most hated Star Wars character of all time?
If you think it’s Jar Jar Binks, youssa wrong.
A new poll from Morning Consult just offered a clue as to which characters Star Wars fans favor and dislike the most.
The poll, which surveyed 2,200 people, asked respondents to pick their favorite Star Wars character. Leia led the list with a 73 percent favorability rating.
Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, Yoda and R2-D2 were close behind, all within 2 percent of Leia.
Here’s where it gets interesting: Anakin Skywalker received a 55 percent rating, while Darth Vader (who is Anakin Skywalker) received a 49 percent rating.
“That appears to be the first evidence we've ever found that slaughtering Jedi children, torturing your daughter and cutting off your son's hand will only cost you a 6 percent dip in the polls,” according to Mashable.
A look at another part of the poll reveals the most hated character. None of the original trilogy characters made that list, all of them receiving at least 40 percent in favorability.
And it wasn’t Jar Jar Binks, who had a 37 percent approval rating (only one spot behind "Force Awakens" heroine Rey). As writer Chris Taylor for Mashable pointed out, according to the poll's statistics, Republican men seemed to really appreciate Jar Jar Binks. Draw your own conclusions from that.
Jar Jar Binks finished ahead of Mace Windu, Kylo Ren, Emperor Palpatine, Jyn Erso and Wedge Antilles, too. (Though we wonder if this would change if people knew Jar Jar is secretly a Sith Lord).
But it was Supreme Leader Snoke who bottomed out on the list with 26 percent.
Snoke, who first appeared in “The Force Awakens," finished lower than Count Dooku (the villain from “Attack of the Clones”) and Donald Trump, who’s favorability sits at 32 percent.
The Morning Consult poll, which asked 2,200 people about their opinions on the Star Wars movies, also broke down the results by demographics and political preferences, providing a wealth of data that can be scavenged for weeks after the upcoming "Last Jedi" film drops.6 comments on this story
Examining how politics mix with Star Wars, statistics from the poll revealed that 53 percent of respondents don't consider Star Wars to be political, and that of the 17 percent who do, 41 percent are bothered by the series’ political tone, according to Morning Consult.
“While the poll found a small minority of respondents who find the politics of Star Wars bothersome, among a number of enthusiasts, fanatics — and well, geeks — the movies’ perceived political undercurrents have long been a source of fascination and fierce debate,” according to a press release on the poll.