“Now here are a few groups that some people have suggested may be responsible for the disappearance of Flight 370 if an accident or mechanical failure was not the cause,” begins question No. 26 in a new CNN/ORC poll on the missing Malaysia Airlines jet before listing terrorists, hijackers that are not terrorists, the plane’s crew, and “space aliens, time travelers or beings from another dimenson” as options. Whoever could have suggested such a thing? Oh … right.
“There are no right or wrong answers,” the questionnaire said elsewhere.
Maybe worse: 9 percent of those asked said it’s “very” or “somewhat” likely, while 19 percent said it’s possible.