Why are they conducting polls on this? Were the pollsters bored or something and just decided to start making up random questions for fun? I am a HUGE animal lover, but whether or not the candidate owns a pet has no bearing on my choice for President.
On a side note, I think Obama should adopt a dog from an animal shelter for his girls when the election is over. Save a life by rescuing a homeless pet!
And finally, just because I like to relate everything back to The West Wing:
From "The Leadership Breakfast"
[picks up the phone]
I want to tack on a question, okay? "Would you object?.."
"Would you have?.." "Yes or no would you have an objection if..."
[to Sam, closing the mouthpiece]
What should the question be?
"If the White House would move the Press Corps to Trenton, New Jersey,
would you give a flying...?"
[into the phone]
"Would you object to the White House moving the Press
Room out of the West Wing and into a facility across the street?"
Read it back.
Many thanks to The West Wing Transcripts for the quote!