Peter Dinklage's character is head-to-head with Bernie Sanders in new poll

By Will Robinson
Updated April 20, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT
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The United States has spoken about who it wants as its new President: #VoteTyrion.

Yes, the mischievous Game of Thrones character pulled ahead of current real-life front-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in a new poll conducted by SurveyMonkey.

Among candidates based in bona fide Western Civilization and Westeros alike, Tyrion Lannister raked in 24 percent of the vote from the 2,045 respondents, tied with Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. Clinton sits at 20 percent, while the Queen of the Dragons, Daenerys Targaryen, won 14 percent of voters over. Trump rounded out the top five at seven percent.

Tyrion’s support is truly bipartisan. While Sanders’ and Trump’s respective bases primarily lie with their party, liberals and conservatives make up an almost equal amount of the former Hand of the King’s constituents.

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Just because Tyrion and Dany garnered so much support doesn’t mean Americans pine for the good ol’ days of feudalism: 75 percent of 396 respondents think the U.S. does government better than the Seven Kingdoms. So not everything is terrible.

Game of Thrones returns Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on HBO. Prepare for it by listening to EW’s new podcast, EW’s Game of Thrones Weekly.

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HBO's epic fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin's novel series 'A Song of Ice and Fire.'

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