GOP Voters: We Trust Newt With Nukes

As if to prove Kevin Drum’s point that we are fast approaching peak Newt, Fox News reports that the former House speaker is the candidate that Republican voters overwhelmingly trust to have his finger on the nuclear button. Dave Weigel at Slate flags the results:








Maybe they misunderstood the question and thought Fox was asking: “Which Republican presidential candidate would you most expect to survive a nuclear explosion?” We are, after all, talking about a guy whose political career looked like “The Day After” back in 1998.

In any case, the most important aspect of this poll is that it gave me an excuse to play with Photoshop. Happy pre-Thanksgiving weekend, everyone!


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