Captain Crunch passes Deez Nuts in new poll

It's a bad day for Deez Nuts.

The presidential candidate, who for a glorious moment in late August became the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter, has plunged in a respected national poll, falling to 9 percent and clearly behind Captain Crunch. 

In a survey of the "joke candidates" who have filed 2016 presidential bids with the Federal Election Commission, the Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling reported Captain Crunch in the lead with 17 percent. 

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Just inches from Deez Nuts is Butt Stuff (3 percent). 

Queen Elsa Ice (4 percent) and Beast Mode (5 percent) come even closer. Then there are Cranky Pants at 2 percent, and Limberbutt McCubbins and 'Murican Cookies (each at 1 percent).

According to The New York Times, which published a profile of Deez Nuts in August, the once-popular candidate is "a registered independent, a supporter of a balanced budget and the Iran nuclear deal," and a 15-year-old Iowa farm boy named Brady Olson. 

Brady's views about the latest PPP poll are unknown.

"Polling joke candidates has been fun, but we're going to take a break now and stick to serious people like Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpFamily immigration detention centers could be at capacity within days: report Trump likely to meet with Putin in July: report DOJ requests military lawyers to help prosecute immigration crimes: report MORE, Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenate moving ahead with border bill, despite Trump Senate moderates hunt for compromise on family separation bill Hollywood goes low when it takes on Trump MORE, and Kanye," said PPP's Tom Jensen.