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The bigger catastrophe?

Ahead of today’s primary election in New Hampshire, UMass Lowell polled Democratic voters in NH and asked them the following question:

Which of the following outcomes would you prefer occur on November 3, 2020?
– Donald Trump wins re-election
– A giant meteor strikes the earth, extinguishing all human life

You can see the question on page 11 of the poll results, which were that 62% would prefer a meteor extinguishing all human life, compared to 38% for a Trump victory.

Apparently, women are more angry at Trump, voting 68% for the meteor, versus men who are 53% for the meteor.

Likewise, voters who consider themselves moderates were more likely to vote for the meteor (69%) compared to either liberals (59%) or conservatives (28%).



  1. rk wrote:

    But were they taking it seriously? It seems like a joke.

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 10:46 am | Permalink
  2. Dan wrote:

    I had a “Giant Meteor 2016” sticker on my car. It really contorted my brain to vote for Clinton, but had that vote prevented having my daughter cry on my shoulder when the final results were announced, it would have been worth it.

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 11:15 am | Permalink
  3. James wrote:

    I’m certain that provided the Meteor has enough billions stashed away the DNC would still let it enter even at this late stage. Extra points for the Meteor if it’s aged, caucasian and male.

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 4:27 pm | Permalink
  4. ebdoug wrote:

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 8:49 pm | Permalink
  5. Iron Knee wrote:

    Thanks Eva, I posted it!

    Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 1:12 am | Permalink
  6. Wildwood wrote:

    I was crying with your daughter. And I doubt we were the only two crying that day.

    Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 4:56 pm | Permalink