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US picks Obama in space alien invasion

2012-06-28 12:01

Washington - Nearly two in three Americans think President Barack Obama is better suited than Republican rival Mitt Romney to deal with an alien invasion, according to a survey released on Wednesday.

National Geographic Channel contacted 1 114 adults across the United States last month for its fanciful opinion poll ahead of its new cable television documentary series Chasing UFOs.

Thirty-six percent of respondents said they were certain that unidentified flying objects exist. Eleven percent were confident they had spotted a UFO, and 20% said they knew someone who claimed to have seen one.

With Obama facing re-election in November, 65% said Obama would be more adept than Romney to respond to an alien invasion, with women and younger Americans more likely than men and over-65s to agree with that prospect.

National Geographic Channel said the results of the e-mail and online "Aliens Among Us" survey dovetailed with the research underpinning Chasing UFOs which premieres on Friday with Texas and Colorado residents describing their encounters with mysterious flying objects.

The poll had a margin of error of 2.9%.

Comments
  • Press - 2012-06-28 14:40

    Now tell us - how many americans are literate - would guess they are more or less at the same level as say ..... Puerto Rico for example ? Actually one would realistically expect Romney to do better .... since he is a bit of an alien himself, very similar beliefs to Zuma with all the wives and stuff . . . .

      mlucejko - 2012-06-29 07:45

      I agree with you on the second point, but on the first point you mention I totally disagree.. The last I read there were 17 million illiterates in America, with a population of 360 million that's pretty good, about 5%... The American education system is pretty good, especially if you compare it to the 'Jackass' system they have in SA where the illiteracy rate is about 20% !!

  • dane.herbst.5 - 2012-06-29 09:52

    aliens......seriouly....fuk americans know how to waste time

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