A recent survey found that a sizable chunk of 18-35-year-olds in the U.S. would rather see a giant meteor hit earth over either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in the White House. I think they speak for us all.
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The UMass Lowell/Odyssey Millennials poll, which was released today, asked millennials to choose their preference between Clinton or Trump as well as a random lottery to choose the president from all U.S. citizens, Barack Obama appointing himself to a life term as president or a giant meteor striking Earth and extinguishing all human life. 25% went with the end of the world option.
Meanwhile 39% chose Obama, while 26% would rather a random lottery. Barely any of them actually went for the current options which just goes to show how much of a shitshow this upcoming Presidential election has turned into.
Professor Joshua Dyck, co-director of UMass Lowell’s Centre for Public Opinion, who wrote and analysed the poll, said:
We do not take our respondents at their word that they are earnestly interested in seeing the world end, but we do take their willingness to rank two constitutional crises and a giant meteor ahead of these two candidates with startling frequency as a sign of displeasure and disaffection with the candidates and the 2016 election.
One plus out of this poll is that if they really had to choose, millennials would prefer Clinton over Trump by a 3-to-1 margin, but that’s only because they’ve got no other choice. They’d much rather have voted for Bernie Sanders (wouldn’t we all), with 67% saying they would choose him over Clinton.
As said, at least Trump is not winning in the younger generation polls – let’s just hope that they all go to vote on the actual day because if Trump gets into power, America and most likely the rest of the world is going to be fucked. He is a reptilian shapeshifter after all – we can’t have one of those alien overlords in charge of the most powerful country in the world.