Colbert alarmed by poll showing support for Trump and giant meteor: Voters want apocalypse
Stephen Colbert is like many voters, and he’s not all that excited about the two major party choices for president in this year’s election.
“Every day I check the news, but every day our two presidential candidates are still Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump,” he said.
But the “Late Show” host pointed to a new poll that found a surprising level of pessimism — perhaps even nihilism — among voters a month before the presidential conventions.
The survey by Public Policy Polling found 43 percent of voters back Clinton, while 38 percent prefer Trump — and 13 percent would be perfectly fine with a giant meteor hitting the earth.
“Thirty-eight percent for Trump, 13 percent for a meteor, that adds up to 51 percent of the people okay with the world coming to an end,” Colbert said. “Two giant, destructive, orange balls.”
The giant meteor polled particularly well among independent voters, Colbert joked, but very poorly with dinosaurs.
Colbert said the Republican presidential candidate might soon be getting a boost by choosing a running mate, and he pointed to reports that Trump was vetting New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as a vice presidential pick.
“Christie would definitely help Trump win voters in New Jersey who are anxious to get rid of Chris Christie,” Colbert said.
Watch the entire segment posted online by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: