49% of Republicans think thing that doesn't exist stole election for Obama

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Bob Schmahl

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Dec 4, 2012
Forty-nine percent of Republicans think thing that doesn't exist stole election for Obama

God bless Tom Jensen. PPP's head honcho loves to ask questions which may at first appear a bit gonzo, but really do offer some deep insights into the American body politic—and the Republican lizard brain. Of course, since conservatives believe in lots of things that aren't true, it really isn't a surprise to see them buying into yet another absurdist fantasy in PPP's first post-election national poll. It is, however, hilarious—in that "this is just so epically sad that I have to find the funny in it or else I'll want to pitch myself off a bridge" way:

49% of GOP voters nationally say they think that ACORN stole the election for President Obama. We found that 52% of Republicans thought that ACORN stole the 2008 election for Obama, so this is a modest decline, but perhaps smaller than might have been expected given that ACORN doesn't exist anymore.

Ah, ACORN. Sort of the DuMont Network or Microsoft Zune of the political world, but hey, Republicans love to live in the past, right?

While we're on the topic of things that don't exist, I'm reminded of what Ron Paul said: "I've got many fake books, since I'm a leprechaun farmer who's a gambler." I'm also tickled by this:


As much of an obsession as Bowles/Simpson can be for the DC pundit class, most Americans don't have an opinion about it. 23% support it, 16% oppose it, and 60% say they don't have a take one way or the other.

The 39% of Americans with an opinion about Bowles/Simpson is only slightly higher than the 25% with one about Panetta/Burns, a mythical Clinton Chief of Staff/former western Republican Senator combo we conceived of to test how many people would say they had an opinion even about something that doesn't exist.

Mark me down as a big-time fan of the Panetta/Burns plan! No, but seriously, I'm sure ACORN did an amazing job drafting that report.

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