A recent one by National Geographic introduces a whole new category, however – extraterrestrial defense!
If the United States were attacked by aliens, about two-thirds of voters think President Obama would do better than Mitt Romney in defending the country.
While many might assume such trivial factors would have no effect on an election, you better put on your space helmet and think again – 36 percent of the population believes in UFOs. Roughly 30 million Americans claim they’ve seen an alien spacecraft, too.
Conducted by Kelton Research, the survey was conducted in promotion of Chasing UFOs, a new series that premieres on the National Geographic Channel this Friday at 9 p.m. Eastern time.
Whether or not Obama’s “Martian Slayer” status will have affect on the November elections remains to be seen, however.
A Gallup poll conducted June 23-25 reports that 48 percent of Americans approve of the president while 46 percent disapprove. That’s substantial improvement for Obama compared to Gallup poll results just eight months ago, however, when only 37 percent gave favorable response.
An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, conducted in the same late June period, still shows Obama with a three percent lead over Romney.
Should the U.S. be subject to alien attack in the meantime, though, the incident is sure to “beam him up” even further in the polls.