Half Of Republicans Think Obama Stole The Election

Owen Poindexter
A Public Policy Polling survey found that half of the country's Republicans believe that the President was not elected legitimately, and that the election was stolen possibly by ACORN, a group that has not existed in years.

A Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey found that half--half!--of Republicans think that Obama stole the election, possibly with the help of ACORN, a liberal organizing group that hasn't existed in years. The PPP poll only gave three options:

1) Obama won legitimately

2) ACORN stole it for him

3 Not sure

PPP reported this finding: "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." To be fair, that may include Republicans who think that a group that still exists actually did the dirty work, but, well that's still an awfully high number.

A quarter of Republicans would like to secede from the nation, according to the same poll.

And yet, even given all that, when looking at a broader audience, 50% of all Americans approve of President Obama, while 47% do not, and voters trust Obama over Congressional Republicans on the issue of Libya by about the same margin.

PPP also asked Americans how they felt about the Simpson/Bowles plan to reduce the deficit. Only 39% had an opinion, and perhaps not all of them really had an opinion. 25% felt one way or another about the "Panetta/Burns" plan, which does not exist, and, unlike ACORN, never has.