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Rasmussen: Public evenly split on whether zombies would do a better job running the government

posted at 11:28 am on October 31, 2013 by

They’d certainly be more “hands on”!

I’m sorry. That was awful.

It’s not exactly a vote of confidence in the powers that be: A sizable number of Americans think the undead would do a better job than the brain dead in Washington, D.C.

Thirty-seven percent (37%) of American Adults believe the federal government would do a better job than zombies running the country today. But the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that most Americans don’t share that view, with just as many (37%) who feel zombies would do a better job running the country and another 26% who can’t decide between the two.

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How could we tell the difference, other than the zombies reaching for our brains instead of our wallets?

Steve Eggleston on October 31, 2013 at 11:31 AM

At least with zombies running things, it would be a legitimate position to want to go to war with government, like the Founders did.

besser tot als rot on October 31, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Zombies, hands down. At least on domestic issues. Keep the generals for wars.

NotCoach on October 31, 2013 at 11:41 AM

I happen to think we already DO have zombies running the country.
They do always seem to be desperately looking for some brains….

So, I would say a different type of zombie could definitely do a better job.

dentarthurdent on October 31, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Has anyone checked to see if we aren’t?

Vanceone on October 31, 2013 at 11:49 AM

Let’s see … zombies eat the living, right?

So wouldn’t we be just trading one parasitic class for another?

M240H on October 31, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Trick question…zombies are already running the federal government (and most states too).

krome on October 31, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Very PPPish question. Wonder if that’s their new strategy that caused Scott to leave…

Fezzik on October 31, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Zombies? As in corpse-men?

Akzed on October 31, 2013 at 12:15 PM

Zombies? As in corpse-men?

Akzed on October 31, 2013 at 12:15 PM

HA!

hollygolightly on October 31, 2013 at 12:17 PM

Meh… anybody who’s seen an Obama rally knows that Zombies are running the government. Or at least vote for the people who run it.

SAMinVA on October 31, 2013 at 1:01 PM

I’m sorry. That was awful.

So awful that I thought Ed wrote this post.

Darth Executor on October 31, 2013 at 1:09 PM

What difference, at this point, does it make?

Dusty on October 31, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Doggone… beat me to it!!

;)

Shepherd Lover on October 31, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Well not surprising really. Half the public are zombies

DarkCurrent on October 31, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Sounds then, as if this country is ready to elect Hillary after all.

Gingotts on October 31, 2013 at 2:04 PM

I don’t know if the zombies would do a better job, but at least they would do less damage to the country as a whole.

RoadRunner on October 31, 2013 at 2:45 PM

Well, we already know what happens when Zombies vote. It’s only a matter of time until they vote in “one of their own.”
Power to the people… uhh… zombies?

Glenn Jericho on October 31, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Americans who expect a zombie apocalypse express a lot less confidence in the federal government.

. . . Among those who expect an apocalypse, 74% say they are at least somewhat prepared, with 53% who are Very Prepared.

rotf :)

The Zombie Apocalypse Is Upon Us.

O! And how creepy is this Common Core thing?

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2013/10/pic-of-day-another-common-core-outrage.html

–Anyway, I vote zombies.

Axe on October 31, 2013 at 5:08 PM

Men are more likely than women to think zombies would do a better job running the country. Blacks are more than twice as likely as whites and other minority Americans to believe the government would do a better job than zombies.

Since it’s really just a vote of no confidence, check out blacks refusing to vote yea.

Axe on October 31, 2013 at 5:45 PM

I have been using “President Zombie” over at the LA Times to epitomize the kind of “If you want your brains, you can keep your brains” kind of talk PZ was putting out, when he really meant “All of your brains are substandard, and I will be eating them, and you will either have to purchase some new, better, brains or I will check you over for loose change, and you better hope that President Zombie never has to check you over for loose change.”

unclesmrgol on October 31, 2013 at 6:49 PM

unclesmrgol on October 31, 2013 at 6:49 PM

I am so going to steal that! It’s hilarious!

RoadRunner on October 31, 2013 at 8:48 PM

Now that deadbeat zombie in law who married my sister for her brains wants to be run over for congress, or something.

danielreyes on October 31, 2013 at 10:13 PM

You mean zombies are not running the government?

JackM on November 1, 2013 at 8:01 AM