Poll: 64% of Democrats prefer death by giant meteor to Trump being re-elected
According to a poll conducted by Center for Public Opinion at UMass Lowell, a survey of New Hampshire Democratic Primary voters found that 64% of Democrats in New Hampshire would rather have a giant meteor end all life on Earth instead of Donald Trump being re-elected.
The survey was conducted at the end of January 2020, just two weeks prior to the primaries occurring today in New Hampshire. Respondents were asked the question "Which of the following outcomes would you prefer occur on November 3, 2020?". They had to choose between "Donald Trump wins re-election" and "A giant meteor strikes the earth, extinguishing all human life." 62% of all respondents said they would prefer the giant meteor option, with 64% of Democrats choosing death by giant meteor.
First of all, I love that this question was even asked. The question was nested in between a question asking for the respondent's feelings towards their ability to engage in what happens with the government and if the respondents think that Biden or Sanders are more likely to defeat Trump in the general election, so it's a hard left turn seemingly out of nowhere.
The same question was asked by the same group in 2016, and at that time, 53% of Millennials said they preferred the end of civilization as we know it by means of a fiery rock that results in a catastrophic, world-encircling firestorm that turns Earth into a barren hellscape from which not even the smallest of bacteria can survive to Donald Trump winning the 2016 Presidential Election. Little did they know that Trump and Mike Pence would create the Space Force, to boldly go where no creationist has gone before.
To be fair, in the same 2016 survey, 34% of respondents said they preferred the end of the world as we know it to Hillary Clinton being elected. In a 2016 interview with Reuters, the same pollster stated “Obviously we don’t think that they’re serious. The fact that one in four of our young people pick ‘Giant Meteor’ tells you something about the political disaffection that is being shown by American youth.”
I'll be 36 years old in about a week and a half, so I'm not sure I can qualify myself as a "youth". Regardless, I made the meme below in 2016, and updated it last year for this year's coming election, and I truly believe it's the future we deserve.