73% of those polled, answered that they would prefer to receive “treats” over “tricks” this Halloween.
When the poll was altered to ask the participants how they would answer if the same choices were being offered by President Obama, 71% responded that they would decline anything the President had to offer, 16% chose to receive treats, 8% said they would just walk into the White House and wander around since security was so lax, and 5% said they wouldn’t even bother to stop at the White House while trick or treating because they would simply assume that President Obama was on vacation yet again.
“We are always intrigued by the results of our polling,” Mortimer Sledge, a DUST official, told this Modern Philosopher. “We especially enjoy doing the Halloween polls because we know people are sick and tired of all the calls about Election Day. Our questions allow them to vent a little and have some fun.”
“Folks really do love to get crazy with the TP,” Sledge revealed with a mischievous smile. “I think it doesn’t sound as cruel as egging someone’s house or covering their car in shaving cream. The toilet paper route is just good, clean All-American fun!”
Of course, Americans really love their candy. When DUST asked them what was their favorite part of Halloween, 96% replied something related to getting candy, eating candy, or trick or treating to get candy. The remaining 4% was split between: wearing a costume, carving pumpkins, going to parties, toilet papering houses, bobbing for apples, and preparing to go to church on All Saints Day.
“We got some really great responses when we asked about this year’s costumes,” Sledge explained. “Some of my favorites: a fat guy going as Retired Derek Jeter, who said he was going to wear a kid’s Yankees uniform and just let his belly hang out. President Joe Biden, which was a man in a suit being led around on a leash by another guy in a suit and sunglasses, who was supposed to be a Secret Service Agent. Iron Man, which was a guy in a Robert Downey, Jr mask, who was going to spend the night handing out fake money to everyone. People are really creative.”
For further information on the results of the Halloween poll, you can visit their website at http://www.DUST.gov.
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