Poll: Barack Obama Would Decisively Dominate Mitt Romney in a Fistfight

Yahoo! News and Esquire recently joined forces with pollster Gary Langer in order to survey hundreds of Americans. The questions mostly focused on voter preference, race, religion, class, personality, and values.

You know, boring things.

And then came this:The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points. (According to the crosstabs, only slightly more Democrats were surveyed.) Yahoo! NewsThe poll has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points. (According to the crosstabs, only slightly more Democrats were surveyed.) Yahoo! NewsBy a similarly wide margin, Americans surveyed in a National Geographic Channel poll in June believed that Obama would be better than Romney at repelling a large-scale alien invasion.

This is probably also a good time to revisit this James Fallows cover story:

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