Poll Suggests Wave of Humanity Will Crush D.C. to Rubble
A Survey USA poll commissioned by an Atlanta TV channel found that 12 percent of residents in the Atlanta metro area planned to attend Barack Obama's inauguration in Washington on Jan. 20.
Given the area's population of 5,278,904, that would mean more than 630,000 inauguration attendees from Atlanta alone -- more than the current population of the District.
If the same percentage were to hold true across the country, that would put inauguration attendance at a mere 36.6 million.
The inaugural committee has distributed 240,000 official tickets to the swearing-in ceremony. As of August of 2008, Metro's highest ridership day of the year saw 846,388 trips taken.
The full results of this terrifying survey are available from Survey USA. washingtonpost.com recommends readers lock their doors and hide under their blankets before perusing them.
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Christopher Dean Hopkins
December 5, 2008; 4:06 PM ET
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