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62% Of New Hampshire Democrats Prefer Human Extinction Over Trump Re-Election

A new poll has found that the majority of New Hampshire Democrats would sooner see a meteor destroy all of humanity than Trump be re-elected into office for a second term.

As Daily News reported, the survey was conducted by UMass-Lowell and saw 400 likely Democratic primary voters asked, "Which of the following outcomes would you prefer to occur on November 3, 2020? - Donald Trump wins re-election or a giant meteor strikes the earth, extinguishing all human life?"

Of those 400, 62% said they preferred the meteor, humanity-destroying option over four more years of Trump.

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In fact, this alternative was mostly favored among women, with 68% of female respondents casting their vote for total annihilation.

Male Democrats were shown to be less eager to pick human extinction, although 53% said they'd embrace the end of humanity if it meant keeping Trump wouldn't be re-elected.

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Only 38% of respondents chose Trump over the end of humanity.

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Of those individuals, 47% were male, and 72% identified themselves as having "conservative ideologies".

Only 31% of moderates said they favored Trump's re-election.

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UMass-Lowell Associate Professor Joshua J. Dyck, who led publishing of the survey explained the reason for the curious meteor question.

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As he told Newsweek, it was intended to measure "partisan anger" and polarization among U.S. voters.

Of course, he acknowledged that the question is definitely "tongue-in-cheek", but it certainly helps illuminate "how angry Democrats are."

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The same poll found that N.H. Democrats favor Bernie Sanders over his party rivals.

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23% of respondents said they would vote for the Vermont senator if the primaries were being held that day, while Joe Biden followed close behind with 22% of the vote. Elizabeth Warren trailed both presidential hopefuls with 19%.

h/t: Newsweek, Daily News, UMass Lowell

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