Too many people would rather see a giant meteor strike Earth than Clinton or Trump as president

Justin Carissimo
New York
Sunday 03 July 2016 08:40 BST
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Thirteen percent of Americans would rather see a meteor strike earth than vote in Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump to serve as their next president.

Public Policy Polling offered the viable third option in a recent survey where Clinton and Trump received 48 and 44 percent, respectively. While more than one in 10 voters went with the meteor strike, 7 percent were undecided.

The popularity of both presumptive nominees are historically low and the minds behind the latest poll took this to task.

“What we’re finding both nationally and in the swing states is that Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump is pretty comparable to Barack Obama’s margins over Mitt Romney last time around,” President of Public Policy Polling Dean Debnam said in a statement. “The country is too polarized along party lines for this to end up being a historical landslide but Clinton is still a very clear favorite.”

Men were more favorable of the deep impact than women. The survey polled 853 registered voters between June 27 and 28 with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.

Of course, the last time a giant meteor struck the Earth, it wiped out the existence of dinosaurs roughly 65 million years ago. And the closest we’ll come to seeing another catastrophic event like this will be on October 28, 2028 when asteroid 1997 XF11 approaches our wonderful planet. Thankfully this will be about 2.5 times further than the moon is to Earth.

“The Meteor is particularly appealing to independent voters, functionally in a three way tie at 27 percent to 35 percent for Clinton and 31 percent for Trump,” the survey reads. “Maybe that's who the Libertarians should have nominated.”

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