Friday, July 1, 2016

Poll: 13% of Americans say they would rather vote for a ‘giant meteor hitting the earth’ than Trump or Clinton

Mod: An interesting article from the website Fusion (link) regarding a new poll that shows the surprising electoral preference of a fairly large number of American voters. That being a "giant meteor hitting the Earth."

It’s no surprise that many people are frustrated with their main choices in the 2016 presidential election. Hillary Clinton has been painted by critics as a Wall Street boosting autocrat, and Donald Trump is, well, Donald Trump.

But to see just how dissatisfied the American public is with their electoral options, the Public Policy Polling firm offered a hypothetical third candidate in their latest 2016 election poll: A giant meteor. And not just a giant meteor hurtling out there in the inky depths of space, far beyond the Washington echo chamber seen by so many as indicative of what’s wrong with this country. Oh no. PPP wanted to see how a giant meteor hitting the Earth would when matched up against Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

As it turns out, the giant meteor does surprisingly well.

PPP wrote:

We find that the Meteor would poll at 13%- far more support than the third party candidates actually on the ballot- with Clinton at 43% and Trump at 38%. The Meteor is particularly appealing to independent voters, functionally in a three way tie at 27% to 35% for Clinton and 31% for Trump.

But, as Rachel Maddow pointed out on Wednesday evening, Giant Meteor’s electoral prospects don’t stop there.


Yes, a full seven percent of poll respondents are still undecided when it comes to choosing between Clinton, Trump, and a fiery ball of space rock careening into our planet at (presumably) extinction-level speeds. In other words, with the right messaging, maybe some slick TV spots, and a few good solid endorsements, Giant Meteor could reach 20%. And if that happens, well, then we’ve got a real race on our hands.

Of course, there are other candidates running for the White House this year. PPP placed support for Libertarian Gary Johnson at just 5% and Green Party nominee Jill Stein comes in at just 2%—no where near the numbers being posted by an inanimate chunk of galactic matter.

“Maybe,” PPP mused, “that’s who the Libertarians should have nominated.”

Mod: For the record The Tattler does not support Giant Meteor for President. Though the merch is pretty cool.


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43 comments:

  1. 13%? Isn't that the same number that think the moon landing was fake? Clinton is doing quite well in the polls and is the only rational choice to avoid a Trump presidency.

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  2. How many states will have the giant meteor on their ballot?

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  3. I've heard that the Giant Meteor is going to crash the conventions.

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    1. Rick Astley seems like a safer alternative.

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    2. Rick's song was so good that people are still referring to it, little one hit wonder that it was, almost three decades after it came out.

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    3. It was a call for kindness in a world where there is far too little.

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    4. Number 1 in 25 countries:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
      Looks silly, sounds great.

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    5. 219 million views, 377 million comments. Ye Gads!

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    6. 8:22 - The name of the album is Greatest Hits. How can Rick Astley be a "one hit wonder?"

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    7. 8:34, it's the only song he's known for.

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    8. Haha, you all just got 'Rickrolled' by the Tattler. Look it up and you'll see.

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    9. In the comment above it was clearly identified as a link to the video. Therefore it is not an example of "Rickrolling."

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    10. I've had that damn song in my head all day.

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    11. It is catchy.

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    12. Haha yeah total rickroll! Hilarious that still works

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  4. Take a good hard look at what is happening, first of all the political establishment is shaking to it's core over Donald Trump and lots of false propaganda is being spread around just like when the UUT issue was dropped here in Sierra Madre along with getting a real police force instead of the SMPD. Change is good for all.

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    1. I see. "the political establishment is shaking to its core over Trump" No people just get angry when a bigot,racist,liar,billionare makes a move to control our country. The SMPD is a real PD. Change is not good or all.

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    2. “Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason.” ― Mark Twain.

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    3. Sierra Madre is probably one of the few towns ever where half of the police department quit and crime went down.

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    4. Well, at least the republican establishment is.

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    5. The original intention was to have politicians serve for a while, then go back home for a longer time, then maybe return - Thomas Payne thought it would work to keep politicians aware of the real concerns of the people.

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  5. I'm voting for Boaty McBoatface.

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    1. NY Times: "Boaty McBoatface: What You Get When You Let the Internet Decide."
      http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/22/world/europe/boaty-mcboatface-what-you-get-when-you-let-the-internet-decide.html?_r=0

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    2. #InWithBoaty

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  6. SHERILLERY is going down...

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    1. Can Trump Be Charged With Treason?
      https://www.quora.com/Can-Donald-Trump-be-charged-with-treason

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    2. 7:22, do you mean shrillery? Is that a slam at her voice? Just trying to get clarity on what your objection to the obviously only adult candidate is.

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    3. Potential Trump VP candidate Chris Christie on "dad dancing."
      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2656944/Chris-Christie-shows-dance-moves-joins-Jimmy-Fallon-hilarious-dad-dancing-skit-gets-ribbing-bridge-closure-scandal.html

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  7. I would vote for the giant meteor. After all, there is no difference among Hillarie, Trumo, or the meteor. They all signal the end of the world, and I'd rather have it be a large rock than people with meteor sized egos.

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    1. Much of Giant Meteor's support comes from the south. His appearance in the skies being seen by many there as a possible fulfillment of Biblical prophecy.

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    2. Giant Meteor more humble than Hillary or The Donald.

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    3. Giant Meteor backed by Amber mine.

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  8. Rachel Maddow? Really? Enough said!

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    1. Smartest girl in the country.

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    2. I agree, she is the smartest. She admits when she makes a mistake too.

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    3. Snarkiest in the country, maybe.

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  9. The comments here, on both sides, are as crazy as the UUT supporters claims. I will vote. Again, I will have to make my vote count for something. So a backlash vote for third party candidates is out. I have trouble with Hillary's history, her husband, her clothes, the way she talks, so many things. Donald? His hair? Before I vote, I will make sure I read at least 10 different news articles, blogs, columns each and every day. I will then assimilate what I read and finally do what I right, in my opinion, for the country and myself. I will not follow party lines. I will research these candidates as much as I can as I will research the author as well as the source of the articles I read. All of you should do the same!

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  10. First of all it is interesting that the Tattler is dealing with National Politics, something rare in these parts. Having said that I would prefer an Asteroid to a meteor.

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    1. Giant Meteor is not national. It is intergalactic.

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    2. Giant Meteor is going to have a big impact on this campaign.

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    3. Will the Giant Meteor build the wall and make Mexico pay for it?

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    4. It will be a circular wall as Giant Meteor will create an immense hole miles deep and wide. We will all pay for it.

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  11. One way or another.

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