US trusts Obama when it comes to alien attacks

Jun 29, 2012, 07:19 IST | Agencies

Survey reveals that nearly two in three Americans think the US President is better suited than Republican rival Mitt Romney to deal with an alien invasion

Forget the economy and immigration. The race for the White House may be decided on an issue that’s out of this world. Nearly 65 per cent of Americans believe US President Barack Obama would do a better job of handling an alien invasion than Mitt Romney, according to a new poll commissioned for National Geographic Channel.

Thirty-six per cent of those who responded said they are convinced UFOs exist, while just 17 per cent said they don’t believe in alien spacecraft. Nearly half, 48 per cent, say they don’t know either way.

Defender of mankind: Nearly 65 per cent of Americans believe that US President would be better suited in preventing an alien attack. File Pic

Who should the president call to battle the invading aliens? Twenty-one per cent of respondents said the Hulk would be the best choice to fight the extraterrestrials, while 12 per cent would choose Batman and 8 per cent would call Spider Man.

Only two per cent of those polled said they would attack the aliens themselves. Twenty-two per cent said they would try to befriend a Martian, 15 per cent would run away and 13 per cent would lock their doors.

When the President fought aliens
In the movie Independence Day (1996), the USA is attacked by a group of aliens that is seeking to rule the earth. In a bid to defend its country, Will Smith is sent to fight the aliens on orders of the US president (Bill Pullmore.)

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