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Oct 18, 2016 4:25 PM

National Poll: Quarter of millennials prefer meteor strike to 2016 presidential candidates


Nearly a quarter of millennials would rather see a giant meteor strike the earth than see either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump in the White House, according to a new poll.

The poll created by the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and the social media platform Odyssey surveyed more than 1,200 Americans ages 18 to 35 about the upcoming presidential election.

The findings showed that millennials seem to be unhappy about their choices for president and may not vote.

When asked to choose their preference for president, 39 percent said they preferred if Barack Obama served a life term, 26 percent preferred a random lottery to choose the next president, and 23 percent preferred a giant meteor strike that extinguished all human life.

The poll also found that Clinton's approval rating is 56 percent among registered voters compared with Sanders at 73 percent and Obama at 71 percent. Donald Trump was overall viewed negatively according to the survey.

The survey also looked at key issues within the political race.

The only issue that a clear majority of millennials agreed on was supporting the legalization and usage of recreational marijuana use at 58 percent.

They also showed low trust in government institutions, except for teachers, universities, military, police and fire departments.

Racial disparities were also evident in the survey, indicating very different perspectives on racial discrimination between white and non-white millennials.

The poll was conducted from Oct. 10 to Oct. 13.


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