Once Again, Polled Voters Show Willingness to Be Killed by Meteor Instead of Pick Trump or Clinton

screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-3-18-26-pmThink back to last June. Remember that PPP poll that showed 13% of respondents choosing to be killed by a meteor instead of having to pick between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton?

It’s been over a quarter of a year, so a new UMass-Lowell/Odyssey Millennials poll of Americans between 18 and 35 included the apocalyptic option. Here are the results from the poll, which took place from October 10 to 13:

The poll asked millennials to choose their preference between Clinton as president, Trump as president, a random lottery to choose the president from all U.S. citizens, Barack Obama appointing himself to a life term as president or a giant meteor striking Earth and extinguishing all human life. Over a Clinton or Trump presidency, 39 percent of those surveyed said they preferred Obama serve a life term; 26 percent prefer a random lottery to choose the next president and 23 percent (nearly 1 in 4) prefer a giant meteor strike.

Still, by a three-to-one margin, those who were likely voters preferred Clinton to Trump in a head-to-head match-up.

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