Oct. 16, 2012 at 12:39 PM ET
At just 7-years-old, Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson can't actually cast a vote come Nov. 6, but there's no election laws preventing her from picking a favorite in the presidential race. And that's just what the "redneckonzin'" tyke did on Monday night's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
Kimmel asked the reality TV sensation if she'd ever heard of Republican candidate Mitt Romney. She had not, but she was familiar with his competition, President Barack Obama.
At first Alana seemed about as interested in the political talk as the average kid her age would be, but things quickly took a turn when she learned that one of the hopefuls wasn't exactly a fan of hers.
"On ('Live! With Kelly and Michael'), they asked Mitt Romney if he preferred Snooki or Honey Boo Boo," Kimmel told her. "And do you know what he said? He said he preferred Snooki."
For a brief moment, the "Here's Comes Honey Boo Boo" star looked genuinely sad to hear it, but once she was clear on which candidate favored the spray-tanned, Seaside Heights regular over her, she perked right up.
"Who are you going to support for president -- Mitt Romney or Barack Obama?" Kimmel asked.
"Barack Obama," she said with a smile.
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