(CNN) - Jon Huntsman, the back-of-the-pack presidential candidate campaigning almost exclusively in New Hampshire, took to NBC's "Saturday Night Live" for some self-deprecating punch lines this weekend.
“Here’s something you never hear at debates: Governor Huntsman, the first question is for you,” SNL star Seth Meyers said by way of introduction during the "Weekend Update" segment of the program.
When asked about his rock-bottom polling numbers, Huntsman said he was glad just to be on the chart.
“Just a few months ago, we were polling at the margin error, so to have any digit at all is a pretty big deal,” Huntsman said.
The candidate – who has pinned virtually his entire campaign on winning the first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire – poked a little fun at his Granite State obsession.
“Seth, I love all of America, from Dallas, Texas to Manchester, New Hampshire. From the Rocky Mountains to New Hampshire’s scenic Lake Winnipesaukee. From the innovation of Silicon Valley to the affordable outlet malls of North Conway, New Hampshire.”
Huntsman even threw in a reference to the New Hampshire state bird, the purple finch.
When Meyers mentioned he was a Granite Stater himself, the praise came quickly.
“That makes sense, because you’re kind and good looking. Classic New Hampshire,” Huntsman said.