• 10 Weird Poll Questions of Campaign 2012

    According to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, Barack Obama is the captain of our ship, the master of our souls. When asked "on a ship in a storm, who would you rather have as the captain," 46% of registered voters answered Obama, while 43% preferred Mitt Romney. I didn't even know Obama had a yacht.

    I do know that survey questions have become increasingly inventive as pollsters grow bored of the standard questions about likability and voting intention. Here are another 9 of the stranger queries from this election cycle…

    1. Who do you think would make a more loyal friend? (WaPo-ABC. 50% Obama – 36% Romney). This would make more sense if the question was about Bo.

    2. Who would you rather take care of you when you were sick? (Ibid. 49% Obama – 36% Romney). Excluding Doctor Ron Paul from this question is just another MSM conspiracy.

    3. "Does [the Seamus, the dog story] make you more or less likely to vote for Mitt Romney, or does it not make a difference?" (62% no difference, PPP)

    4. Are the trees in Michigan the right height, as Romney claims? (Only 38% if Michiganders agree that they are, says Public Policy Polls)

    5. Do you think Barack Obama would be taken up to Heaven in the Rapture or not? (19% of GOP primary voters say yes, 44% no, 37% unsure, according to PPP)

    6. "If God exists, do you approve or disapprove of its performance?" (52% approve, 9% disapprove). Yeah, that guy is making me rethink my opposition to term limits.

    7. Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the state of [ ]?" (California is America's most disliked state, according to PPP, which should never stop asking these questions).

    8. Who is best equipped to handle an alien invasion of Earth? (Obama, according to National Geographic). He did once admit to being from Krypton.

    9.  Every question about the fast food preferences of political partisans (Republicans really dig their Chick-fil-A)

    Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post/Getty Images

    Tags: Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Polls, Washington Post


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