“Deez Nuts” has polled 9% of votes in North Carolina, becoming the most successful independent presidential candidate in the polls since Ross Perot. “Deez Nuts” has been revealed to be 15 year-old sophomore Brady Olson, from Wallingford, Iowa. Olson told The Guardian “I am a 15 year-old who filled out the form, had the campaign catch on fire, and now I’m putting up the best third-party numbers since Ross Perot.”
Voters in North Carolina were asked, “If the candidates for president next year were Democrat Hilary Clinton, Republican Donald Trump, and independent Deez Nuts, who would you vote for?” Trump came out on top, with 40%, with Clinton in second with 38% and Deez Nuts on 9%. Another question asked if the voter had a favorable or unfavorable opinion on Deez Nuts, with 81% understandably choosing “Don’t Know”.