A recent Public Policy Poll gave respondents a way around either of the major parties’ presumptive nominees for president.
The third option offered over Donald Trump (R-Egomaniacal Nutjob) or Hillary Clinton (D-…well, you know) was Giant Meteor Hitting the Earth.
And Giant Meteor Hitting the Earth took 13 percent.
Here was the exact question:
If the choices for President were Democrat Hillary Clinton, Republican Donald Trump, and a Giant Meteor hitting the earth which would you choose?
In response, 43 percent chose Clinton, 38 percent chose Trump, 13 percent chose the giant meteor, and the remaining 7 percent were just not sure.
It is kind of a tough question, after all, depending on whether Bill Clinton is ambushing Obama administration members on airport tarmacs or Trump is making xenophobic slurs and threats that day. What are we saying? There is no “if” Trump is being racist, sexist, or religionist. It’s pretty much his 24/7 project.
Interestingly, 70 percent of those given the survey identified as white. It also skewed toward Democrats, with 39 percent saying they were in Clinton’s party while only 34 percent were in Trump’s. No word on how many considered themselves Meteorists.