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New Hampshire Democrats Were Asked To Pick Between A Trump Reelection And A Meteor Crash—And The Results Speak For Themselves

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Political preferences are scrutinized in a presidential election year with most questions involving a voters' left or right slant.

But sometimes pollsters get creative.

In New Hampshire in 2020, Democrats were asked if they preferred four more years with President Donald Trump or to live out the plot of a Roland Emmerich film.


You know, like this...

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When asked if they wanted a reelected Trump or to have a meteor slam into the Earth, 62% of New Hampshire Democratic voters opted for the meteor.



The state motto is "live free or die," so...

Maybe the trees could cushion the impact.

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Looking for creative poll questions, the University of Massachusetts Lowell asked likely New Hampshire Democratic voters:

"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"

53% of men preferred the meteor strike while 68% of women would rather live the worst parts of the movie Deep Impact than live four more years with Trump as President.

Turns out the people of the Granite State were not alone in that sentiment.





In addition to preferring a fiery death over a second Trump term, 95% disapproved of the job Trump is doing as President.