South Poll - The Other 1 Percent

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 06/22/2016 Views: 247

One percent of Americans claim to have never heard of the Republican or Democratic parties, so Kevin Pereira, Flula Borg and Erica Rhodes guess their top political concerns. (1:59)

There's been a lot of talklately about the one percent,

a group of privileged eliteswho control a huge chunk

of the nation's wealth.

But America'sa very big country,

and way at the other endof the economic spectrum

are the shoeless mountain folkwho are skeptical of plumbing

and worship the sun and moonas powerful deities.

Well, an eye openingnew CNN poll hammers home

just how staggeringly uninformedAmericans can be.

Reporter Raffi Williamsnoted on Twitter that,

when asked their opinionson Democrats and Republicans,

one percent of Americanshad never heard of either party.

-(laughter) -Once percent.One percent of Americans.

-U.S.A.!-RHODES: Yeah.

ALL (chanting):U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!

What is that?What are things?

-What are things?-(laughter)

-Shouting words.-HARDWICK: Shouting things.

So, you do a little quick math,and you go, "One percent.

Well, it's not that crazy,one percent."

It's roughly 2.4 million people

who have never heardof either political party!

But they know the wholeIn-N-Out secret menu.

-HARDWICK: Oh, yeah,they know... -Nail it.

-They know what animal style is.-(applause and cheering)

Give me a double-doubleand a double bill.

-(applause and cheering) -They know protein style.

-America!-HARDWICK: Yeah.

But it also means that there aretwo and a half million Americans

being raised or held captive

in dirt-floored basementsright now,

who still somehow manageto respond to political polls.

Do you see the irony?

'Cause they don't knowthe parties,

but they'll respondto the polls.

So, comedians,what are the top election issues

for this other one percent?

-Kevin. -We got to get thesedamn raccoons out of here!

-(applause and cheering)-Yeah, wherever they are,

just get the raccoons out.

-Flula.-A constitutional amendment

that declaresthat eating ain't cheating.

(laughter)

-(applause and cheering)-HARDWICK: Well... yes. -Nice.

Erica Rhodes.

I ain't gotno election problems.

-I get hard just fine.-HARDWICK: Yeah, all right.