In a weird sort of way I suspect many of them prefer the latter outcome.
Whether you prefer Cruz or Christie likely depends on your political and cultural leanings.
My stepchildren and I prefer to watch The Big Lebowski on Christmas Eve.
But even those who prefer to forget have little chance now that Srebrenica is headline news again.
"Since I have the choice, I prefer to opt for the latter struggle," he is reported to have told his besiegers.
Yet if it suits you just as well, I'd prefer to have you say it up in the open.
I prefer to let my husband do my thinking in politics for me.
I prefer two-year-old grafts, the more fibrous roots the better.
It is only (necessary) to lay on the hands, or to blow, if one should prefer.
He would, therefore, be much obliged to Adams for remembering that he should prefer being at the court of France.
late 14c., "to put forward or advance in rank or fortune, to promote," from Old French preferer (14c.) and directly from Latin praeferre "place or set before, carry in front," from prae "before" (see pre-) + ferre "to carry, to place" (see infer). Meaning "to esteem (something) more than others" also is recorded from late 14c. Original sense in English is preserved in preferment.