Poll: If Aliens Invade, Americans Want Obama

More than a third of respondents believe in UFOs
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 28, 2012 10:42 AM CDT
Quick, someone call Barack Obama!   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Americans may be divided on President Obama's handling of the economy, but if aliens invade, he's their guy. A whopping 65% think Obama would be better at handling an alien invasion than Mitt Romney, according to a new National Geographic poll spotted by the AFP. And for more than a few of them this is a real concern. Some 36% said they were certain UFOs exist; 11% believed they personally had seen one and 20% said they knew someone who had seen one.

The poll was conducted to promote the network's "Chasing UFOs" series. Other, er, vital findings include that 71% think aliens are more likely to exist than superheroes, vampires, or zombies, and that the Hulk would be the superhero the public most trusts to take on the invaders. The Hulk's 21% trounced Batman's 12% and Spider-Man's 8%.

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