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President Obama has clearly been using the wrong talking points on the campaign trail, as he runs for a second term. A new survey suggests that he should actually be talking about how great he will be in case aliens attack. The survey, done by National Geographic, shows that 65 percent of Americans believe that Obama could handle an alien attack better than Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
National Geographic announced that its survey, which was done just ahead of its new series, Chasing UFOs, shows that 36 percent of Americans believe UFO’s exist and that 11 percent believe they have actually seen one. Another 20 percent say they know someone who has seen one.
In addition, 71 percent say that there is a better chance of aliens existing than superheroes. They would also rather have the Hulk than Batman or Spider-Man around. That must certainly be good news for Avengers actor Mark Ruffalo’s chances in starring in a Hulk franchise.
According to Yahoo! News, when it comes to real-life political leaders, Americans would rather have Obama as president to handle the attack than Romney. Almost two-thirds (65 percent) believe Obama would do a better job with an alien attack than the former Massachusetts governor. Two in three women and 61 percent of men believe Obama would be better. Romney only did well among those 65 or over, with 68 percent of them believing he would handle an alien invasion better than Obama.
“We wanted the pulse on people's opinions,” Brad Dancer, senior vice president of research and digital media for National Geographic, told Yahoo!. “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.”
There might be reasons for actor Bill Pullman to run for president, since he’s among the few with experience fighting aliens.
Chasing UFOs premieres on NGC on Friday, June 29 at 9pm.
National Geographic’s survey was taken last month and asked 1,114 random Americans. It was conducted by Kelton Research.