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Trump Tops Zillow Poll as Least Desirable Celebrity Neighbor

Phil Hall
Dec 29, 2015
While many Americans would love to see Donald Trump in the White House, the thought of having him as a next-door neighbor is not a surefire vote-gette

While many Americans would love to see Donald Trump in the White House, the thought of having him as a next-door neighbor is not a surefire vote-getter. In the ninth annual edition of Zillow’s Celebrity Neighbor Survey, the real estate mogul/reality television icon/Republican presidential aspirant was named the least desirable neighbor of 2015.

Trump, who finished in fourth place in Zillow’s 2014 survey, earned 24 percent of the total votes for worst possible celebrity neighbor. The Hollywood power couple Kim Kardashian and Kayne West came in second with 22 percent of the votes, Justin Bieber (last year’s worst neighbor) came in third with 18 percent.

Jeremy Wacksman, Zillow chief marketing officer, theorized that Trump’s poor rating were due to his “his polarizing comments and non-apologetic attitude which some may see as unattractive qualities in a neighbor.”

Zillow went out of its way to highlight Trump’s unfavorable ratings among females (27 percent) and Millennials (33 percent) polled. But perhaps to avoid the appearance of partisan favoritism, Zillow also emphasized that Hillary Clinton finished fourth in the least favorable neighbor race with 11 percent of the votes. Other least popular celebrity neighbors included twerking pop diva Miley Cyrus with 10 percent of the votes, chart topping singer Taylor Swift at two percent and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady at two percent.

But not everyone polled by Zillow was ready to dump on Trump—he was also named the fourth most desirable celebrity neighbor. Taylor Swift scored the top spot among sought-after A-list neighbors, with 12 percent of the votes, followed by Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence at 11 percent and comic actress Amy Schumer at 10 percent. Hillary Clinton had her fans, scoring a five percent rating.

However, not everyone was smitten with the possibility of having a prominent person in the neighborhood. Thirty-four percent of surveyed adults said they would not want to live next to any of the celebrities listed in the poll.

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