13% Of Americans Would Prefer A Giant Meteor Over Trump Or Hillary

SMOD 2016 Poster

Public Policy Polling’s new national poll finds that 13% of Americans favor a giant meteor striking the Earth over Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton:

More than 1 in 10 voters say they’d prefer a giant meteor hitting earth over supporting Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.

The left-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP) offered the hypothetical “Giant Meteor” option in its latest survey. Forty-three percent picked Clinton, 38 percent picked Trump and 13 percent picked the Giant Meteor hitting earth. Another 7 percent were unsure.

The Giant Meteor has support across the ideological spectrum, with 23 percent support among somewhat or very liberal voters, 16 percent among moderate voters and 21 percent among somewhat or very conservative voters.

Men are more likely to support the Giant Meteor than women, while an equal percentage of Republicans and Democrats support it. A whopping 27 percent of independents support the Giant Meteor, compared to 31 percent supporting Trump and 35 percent Clinton.

Perhaps that’s because the meteor would get the job done quickly, while a Trump or Clinton Presidency would require us to suffer through four to eight years of either or them, which at this point sounds unbearable.

(For the uninitiated, SMOD is the Sweet Meteor Of Death, which is already running an effective Internet-based campaign.)

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Doug Mataconis
About Doug Mataconis
Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. Mr. Prosser says:

    So 13% want to take out the entire planet over the results of a national election.

  2. I take it as 13% would rather die than be burdened with these losers.

    Also, not for nothing but you might want to look into not taking things so seriously every now and then. #ItsAJoke

  3. Hal_10000 says:

    What, no option for Cthulhu?! Skewed.

  4. Grumpy Realist says:

    I wish I could find a link to “Falling Down on New Jersey”. Best end-of-the-world song EVAH!