This isn’t a Babylon Bee joke.
The University of Massachusetts-Lowell Center for Public Opinion surveyed Democratic primary voters at the end of January, and someone had the inspiration of asking a question designed to gauge the extent of Trump Derangement Syndrome. The survey found that nearly two out of three would prefer that a massive meteor collide with Earth, triggering an extinction-level event “extinguishing all human life,” than for President Trump win re-election.
I thought the irrational Trump Hate deliberately and unceasingly promoted by the “resistance” and mainstream media false narratives, conspiracy theories and Big Lies was dangerous, but I didn’t expect this.
Caveats are in order: the YouGov poll used a relatively small sample of just 400 people and had a large margin of error of 6.4 percentage points. I also assume that a number of respondents would choose a dinosaur death over the Bad Orange Man as a symbolic expression of their opposition to the President rather than as a genuine conviction. (It they are anything like me–or my instinctively perverse son—they would.)
On the other hand, it does seem that the Democratic Party has been following a strategy of encouraging Trump Derangement as its best, and perhaps only , route to victory next November. If the economy holds, the party will be asking voters to vote against their self-interest and for one of the unattractive alternatives now compeeing for the role out of pure, blinding, hysterical hate. A political analyst was widely quoted around the web and social media this week based on an opinion piece in which she argued Trump would lose because so many voters would go to the polls to express their personal revulsion of the President, and that issues and the opposition won’t matter.
Apocalypse is favored in lower income brackets (69 %under $50,000) more than higher (49% $100,000 and up). The less educated N.H. Democrats are, the more likely they want to die like Tia Leone in “Deep Impact” (66% over 58% for more educated primary voters). Women would rather have all of their loved ones perish (68%) than see another Trump term than men (53%).
Good job, everybody!
After three years of hysteria and partisan fear-mongering, people are going nuts.
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