With Scandal on the precipice of revealing who will become the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees, it’s high time to unveil who Gladiators think will win the election.
In our Scandal election poll, 43 percent of voters put their weight behind Republican former First Lady Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young), the Hillary Clinton-esque candidate. On the ABC drama, Mellie is locked in a fierce and close battle with Susan Ross (Artemis Pebdani), who placed second in our poll with 34 percent.
The other Republican contender, Hollis Doyle (Gregg Henry), is polling at just 1 percent. But don’t count him out just yet. The Donald Trump-like candidate scored a decisive win during last week’s episode, so he’s still a threat. (Especially true now that Trump has become the presumptive Republican nominee in the real world.)
For the Democrats, Francisco Vargas (Ricardo Chavira) has 13 percent, which is only slightly better than Edison Davis’ (Norm Lewis) 9 percent. But that could all change in the wake of last week’s episode. Vargas fired his own brother (Danny Pino) after leaked photos of the nominee and his cancer-stricken daughter landed in the press. Of course, Cyrus was actually responsible, hoping for the sympathetic vote, but those photos could also backfire, causing voters to question whether Vargas should be spending less time trying to run the nation and more time with his dying daughter.
Plus, Rowan (Joe Morton) is running Edison’s campaign behind the scenes, and there’s no way Command is going down without a fight. Get more scoop on what’s in store for the election here.
Scandal airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.