‘The Bachelorette’ Episode 7: Matt should go home next week, says 42% of our readers [POLL RESULTS]

Fans of ABC’s reality dating series “The Bachelorette” are wringing their hands in suspense in anticipation of Monday night’s rose ceremony. We asked you in a recent poll which bachelor Rachel Lindsay should send home this week, and the popular favorite (or in this case, unpopular favorite?) was Matt, with an astonishing 42% of the vote. Matt, you’ll recall, showed up in a penguin costume in the first episode. Perhaps he needs to bring out the bird suit once again to spruce up his numbers.

For a while, the bachelor everyone loved to hate was Lee, who got into hot water for a series of racist and sexist tweets. In our first poll asking who Rachel should send home, he received 38% of the vote; in our second poll, that number skyrocketed to 71%. With Lee gone, it looks like poor Matt is the next contestant to inspire your ire.

Close behind was Adam, with 36% of the vote. Trailing far behind in third place was Eric with 9%, followed by Bryan in fourth place with 8%.

In fifth place, with just 3%, was Peter, who won our recent poll asking which bachelor you would choose if you were Rachel (he received 51% of that vote). In last place with a middling 2% was Dean. Could Peter have some stiff competition in the favorability race?

The quest for love is never more fraught with peril than it is when watched by millions of captivated viewers. Will Rachel Lindsay take our advice and finally send Lee packing? Tune into ABC Monday night to find out.

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