Maybe it's the fur?

Pennsylvania voters, when asked to choose the most qualified candidate to hold the nation's highest office, preferred the Phillies' mascot over the presumed Republican nominee, Donald Trump.

The poll, conducted by the usually-straitlaced firm Public Policy Polling, reports that 46 percent of state residents surveyed felt the fuzzy green Phillie Phanatic was better qualified to lead the country than the perpetually-flushed billionaire with the questionable hair.

Some 40 percent of voters said they would trust Trump over the Phanatic -- which some would call a paltry number against an opponent whose go-to move is a belly thrust.

Fourteen percent said they "weren't sure."

The firm, which takes a liberal slant but was the most accurate predictor of the 2012 presidential election, also asked voters to choose a candidate from the four available options, including Libertarian and Green party candidates. In that question, voters preferred Hillary Clinton over Trump, 41 percent to 40 percent.

In a head-to-head matchup, Trump and Clinton tied, both amassing 44 percent.

In a hypothetical scenario, voters were asked how they would vote if Trump chose Rick Santorum as his vice president. The result: Clinton gained 2 points in the head-to-head matchup.

The pollsters did not give Clinton a similar head-to-head matchup against the Phanatic.  But under the circumstances, she might want to start vetting the mascot as her running mate (shudder to think where that belly has been.)

The poll surveyed 1,106 registered voters between June 3 and 5. The firm says the margin of error is plus or minus 3.0 percent.