It’s no secret that many Americans are dreading the upcoming election, unhappy as they are with the choices they have for the next Commander-in-Chief. While there are many polls measuring the pulse of the American voting public, the latest entry, WorstElectionEver.com, takes a different approach.
Tapping into the public’s overwhelming dislike and distrust of both candidates and assuming that many voters will choose the one they believe is the lesser of two evils, WorstElectionEver.com invites voters to compare which candidate would be the worst pick. Voters can evaluate the candidates by reviewing statements comparing their capacity for lying, flip flopping, racism, and other negative traits. They can also pick which candidate is worse on issues regarding the economy, security and foreign policy, immigration, and women’s rights.
“While the WorstElectionEver.com may be considered a parody of the other more notable polls, we feel it can also help people gain a better perspective on the importance of voting, even if it’s for someone they don’t particularly care for,” said Jody Haneke, president of HandRolled Technologies.
The web site is simple, completely unscientific, and created for sharing among friends. The scenarios chosen for comparison of each candidate were selected by HandRolled Technologies staff, but voters are invited to submit other candidate statements for comparison as well. Site visitors can review the options provided for each issue and cast their vote for which candidate they think is the worst one, using the scenario comparisons as their guide. For each question answered, people have the option to share the results on social media if they desire. At the end of the survey, a leaderboard will display showing voters how their results compare to other site visitors who have participated in the poll.
Try out WorstElectionEver.com and see how your choice compares.