Bizarre poll decides which pres. candidate could best fight aliens

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Dec 17, 2012

It's election season, and that means a lot of heated debates on a lot of heavy issues. Apparently someone thought one of those issues should be which presidential candidate would best handle an alien invasion, and decided to put the question to the American people. So who won the vote?

According to a poll conducted by National Geographic to promote its new TV series Chasing UFOs, 65 percent of Americans think President Barack Obama would be better suited to dealing with invaders from space than his opponent, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. That number includes 68 percent of women polled and 61 percent of men. Nearly 70 percent of poll participants aged 18-64 think Romney would do worse when dealing with aliens, while only 50 percent of those aged 65 and up think he'd struggle.

But how many people were really voting seriously? According to National Geographic, "More than 80 million Americans are certain that UFOs exist." And most of those 80 million "would not mind a minor alien invasion, because they expect these space-age visitors to be friendly -- like the lovable character depicted in Steven Spielberg's popular film E.T."

So does that mean Obama only won the vote because people think we're going to run into friendly aliens? Do they think Romney would do better in a war with extraterrestrials? Clearly, this is an issue that requires further polling. Perhaps an entire presidential debate this fall should be centered on the issue. And while we're at it, let's get another poll going to find out which candidate America thinks would best handle an asteroid hurtling toward Earth.

(Via Huffington Post)