For John, BLUF: I guess the first question below is a good way to gauge how strongly people feel about someone. Frankly, I feel sorry for those who voted for the meteor. They must go through life with a serious lack of hope and optimism. Nothing to see here; just move along.
UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion, Dr. Joshua J. Dyck, Director; Dr. John Cluverius, Associate Director, 28-31 January 2020.
Two questions stood out for me:
- Page 11. Which of the following outcomes would you prefer occur on November 3, 2020?
- Donald Trump wins re-election
- A giant meteor strikes the earth, extinguishing all human life
Is this what we call Trump Derangement Syndrome?
- Page 17. If the Democratic nominee for president wins in 2020, it is likely that they will face increased tensions with Iran. If Donald Trump has deployed ground troops to fight in Iran, would you rather the Democratic president deploy a surge of group troops to try to win the war quickly, or withdraw all ground troops immediately to prevent more American casualties?
- Escalate the war quickly
- Withdraw Immediately
This is a great question, except it appears to be written by someone who is clueless about the President's policies in the Middle East.
Maybe I should offer myself as a pro bono advisor on survey questions that touch on foreign policy or military affairs.
Hat tip to my Brother John.
Regards — Cliff