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Who’d you rather sit next to at a dinner party: Trump or Obama? Poll reveals answer

If you were headed to a dinner party and had your pick, would you rather sit by the current Oval Office occupant (assuming he'd quit tweeting long enough to talk) or the guy who used to work there?

If you picked 45, you're in the majority camp in one survey.

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President Donald Trump bested his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, in a national poll commissioned by The Salonniere asking respondents who they'd most like to sit next to at a dinner party.

The current commander in chief came in on top with 36 percent, followed by Obama at 24. Former First Lady Michelle Obama polled ahead of her successor, First Lady Melania Trump, though, 12 to 4 percent.

Others named by respondents were Oprah Winfrey, at 7 percent, Lady Gaga at 6 percent and Lin-Manuel Miranda at 3 percent. Former First Lady, Secretary of State and presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton tied with Melania Trump and Russian ruler Vladimir Putin at 4 percent.

Reality television personality Kim Kardashian polled at 1 percent.

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The Salonniere’s Spring ’17 Party Poll, conducted in March by a national research firm, surveyed 1,203 men and women between 25 and 59, whose household income exceeds $75,000 annually.

Respondents who get the chance to sit next to Trump at dinner may chastise him about what some consider a social faux pas: One-third of those polled disapproved of his decision to skip the April 29  White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. 

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