Kimmel went on to continue his mocking of the ages of the potential candidates. He stated that is just what is needed to fire up the base.
A new Harvard/Harris poll released Monday showed former Vice President Joe Biden leading the pack with 28 percent of support among Democrat and independent voters. Former 2016 presidential candidate and Sen. Bernie Sanders came in second with 21 percent, while Rep. Beto O’Rourke, fresh from his defeat against Sen. Ted Cruz in last month’s midterms, placed third with 7 percent of the vote.
Kimmel shared the results of the poll with his audience, noting that “everyone is trying to figure out” who the Democrats will nominate to face off against President Trump.
“The top choices right now are Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden and Beto O’Rourke; two old men and a baby,” Kimmel quipped. “Biden, Bernie and Beto are the front-runners in that order. Biden, Bernie and Beto sounds like the law firm that would represent Kermit the Frog in his divorce from Miss Piggy.”
The ABC late-night star joked that Biden and Sanders have “huge support” from one of the left’s key demographics: “Old men who fall asleep at movie theaters.”