Harry Potter Readers Less Likely to Vote for Trump

This must be a joke but if not, I just don’t know what to say anymore:

A new study finds that Harry Potter readers are more likely to dislike Donald Trump.

The study, which will be published in the journal PS: Political Science and Politics, found that readers of the fantasy series were more inclined to dislike the Republican nominee, even after controlling for party affiliation, age, gender, education, evangelical identification and social dominance orientation.

University of Pennsylvania Professor Diana Mutz, who teaches at Trump’s alma mater, argued that readers might see parallels between Trump’s political style and the book’s villain, Lord Voldemort.

“I think a lot of the identification of Trump’s dominating kind of politics is something people associate with Voldemort,” she told TIME. “So it makes some sense that if you have been exposed to these long series of books where he is the ultimate kind of incarnation of evil, that the characteristics that are more aggressive tactics and so forth that Trump represents are less attractive, even leaving aside how it affects your policy attitudes.”


  • G

    If this dumb bitch is going to earn a monthly paycheque engaging in useless drivel like this then give her the boot and hire a professor who will actually produce studies that add to the sum total of human knowledge.

    Universities that accept public money MUST get tougher about this. If they are %100 privately funded then produce whatever useless garbage you want.

    • Precisely.

      It’s not like the Harry Potter thing isn’t a foregone conclusion anyway. It’s not important news.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Nor is Harry Potter an important personage in English Literature, nor is JK Rowling a particularly gifted writer. Give it a few decades and nobody will remember this…..

  • Millie_Woods

    This is the only thing I’ve ever heard about Harry Potter that is even remotely believable.

  • Alain

    No idea about the books but I watched the series and liked it. Unless the series is totally different from the books, there was nothing that would have converted me to leftism. Just more wishful thinking from an incompetent affirmative action appointee. As for the parallels between Trump’s style and the villain’s there are none.

    • Surele Surele

      Read the books and saw most of the movies. Nothing it them would convince me to vote either way. It’s a fantasy, a magic world for children. This is what profs are occupied with nowadays? Oh, God help us.

  • Tom Forsythe

    But Hillary Clinton IS Dolores Umbridge.

    • Frances

      Don’t know about that, I rather think she’s going to morph into Bellatrix should she become President.

  • Millie_Woods

    Remember when the democrats used to refer to themselves as ‘the reality-based community’?

    • Clausewitz


  • GrimmCreeper

    A new study finds that Blazing Cat Fur readers are more likely to dislike the hairy toed lying slob.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Okay, I get it. People who read books about schools of “magical arts and crafts” dislike Trump.

    While we are on the subject, I would like to point out that people who read the entire Edgar Rice Burroughs’ TARZAN series of novels are likelier to participate in camping events than people who have not. Also, 99% of today’s drug addicts drank milk OR formula during infancy. Finally, SJWs are 7000 times likelier to burst into tears on any given day than the average office worker.

    Stay tuned for more useless facts that you can’t refute or use for any purpose whatsoever…..

  • bargogx1

    Well, as long as we’re comparing political figures to characters in famous fantasy novels, the first thing that springs to mind when I think of Hillary is Gollum.

    • Clausewitz

      I was thinking more of Wormtongue.