Poll: Obama would deal with extraterrestrials better than Romney
A poll conducted by the National Geographic Channel found that the majority of the participants would rather see President Barack Obama deal with an extraterrestrial invasion than his opponent Mitt Romney.
Mr. Obama garnered the support of 68 percent of women and 61 percent of men. Participants aged 65 and over said they thought both men would deal adequately with such a situation.
The survey also found that around a third of the participants admitted to believing in UFOs. A greater proportion of men than women told the pollsters that they would try to befriend aliens if they met any.
“We wanted the pulse on people’s opinions. We wanted to get a sense of how Americans view UFOs, what people believe and how mainstream pop culture may or may not be playing into their opinions on it,” said Brad Dancer, the senior vice president of research and digital media for National Geographic.
The survey was conducted as part of the channel’s “Chasing UFOs” series, which is scheduled to return to the screen on June 29.
The eighth part of the documentary features three adventurers who travel around the U.S. and visit famous UFO sites, starting with Roswell, N.M., in order to discover the truth.
A total of 1,114 Americans took part in the survey in late May.