Poll: 49% of GOP Voters Think That ACORN Stole The 2012 Election


Public Policy Polling: Republicans not handling election results well

PPP’s first post election national poll finds that Republicans are taking the results pretty hard…and also declining in numbers.

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.

Some GOP voters are so unhappy with the outcome that they no longer care to be a part of the United States. 25% of Republicans say they would like their state to secede from the union compared to 56% who want to stay and 19% who aren’t sure.

One reason that such a high percentage of Republicans are holding what could be seen as extreme views is that their numbers are declining. Our final poll before the election, which hit the final outcome almost on the head, found 39% of voters identifying themselves as Democrats and 37% as Republicans. Since the election we’ve seen a 5 point increase in Democratic identification to 44%, and a 5 point decrease in Republican identification to 32%.

The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy two years ago, in 2010.

  1. #1 by Larry Bergan on December 4, 2012 - 7:30 pm

    I’m not buying that these voters actually believe ACORN stole the election. They’re just lying to cast an aspersion on Obama’s mandate.

    They are basically, trouble makers and bullies. It’s been working very well for them for many years, but the gig is up.

    Elizabeth Warren getting on the banking committee should be frightening to some of pranksters.

  2. #2 by cav on December 4, 2012 - 7:44 pm

    “One reason that such a high percentage of Republicans are holding what could be seen as extreme views” … is that they are stark raving detached from reality?

    For this they have only their leadership to thank.

  3. #3 by Larry Bergan on December 4, 2012 - 11:02 pm

    As a life-long democrat, I have to thank MY leaders for – so far -, NOT standing up for ACORN or reality.

    The truth doesn’t have two sides and I admit it’s sometimes hard to know, but just try sometimes; OK!

  4. #4 by Nathan Erkkila on December 5, 2012 - 1:56 am

    And you really don’t take amusement in this?

  5. #5 by cav on December 5, 2012 - 8:17 am

    …but this is hilarious:

    BREAKING: U.S. productivity rose 2.9% in the third quarter, labor costs fell 1.9%

    Robotics and off-shoring, other words for working around the ‘stupid’, are BIG successes.

  6. #6 by cav on December 5, 2012 - 8:48 am

    Look what the Internet turned up – Chaplin’s 1940 anti-fascist speech from The Great Dictator, as a song.

    Charlie Chaplin – Let Us All Unite! :

    “Do not despair
    The hate of men will pass
    And dictators die
    And the power they took from the people
    Will return to the people

    Let us all unite! ”

  7. #7 by Cav's psychoanalyst on December 5, 2012 - 9:38 am

    That is what recessions look like. Companies cut costs and don’t invest in growth in anticipation of a slowdown. It is also what companies do in anticipation of high taxes, mandates and regulations. If you turn employees into liabilities then companies will have fewer employees. You got what you wished for.

  8. #8 by Richard Warnick on December 5, 2012 - 10:02 am

    John Sununu: Dems won election by turning out the moocher vote.

  9. #9 by cav on December 5, 2012 - 11:54 am

    Cav’s psychoanalyst (really a gigantic turd in the punch-bowl) at least has cav’s psyche to work with. I would, on the other hand- were the tables turned, have no such luxury.

  10. #10 by cav on December 5, 2012 - 12:01 pm

    It’s not about the money.

    “There will be no curiosity, no enjoyment of the process of life. All competing pleasures will be destroyed. But always — do not forget this, Winston — always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever.”

  11. #11 by cav on December 5, 2012 - 12:13 pm

    RIP Dave Brubeck

  12. #12 by Larry Bergan on December 5, 2012 - 5:43 pm

    So the moochers are more productive then ever huh? Did they get thanked?

    Cav, those were two cool vids! Brubeck turned me into a jazz fanatic when I was very young and the Chaplin remix is very nice, indeed.

  13. #13 by Richard's Fact Checker on December 5, 2012 - 8:43 pm

    The moochers already thanked Obama and now they want to get paid back:

  14. #14 by Larry Bergan on December 5, 2012 - 9:22 pm

    Let us not forget that ACORN was brought down two years ago with the absolute help of Democrats in the congress who were pissing their pants because a fake pimp was being helped by “The New York Times” to push a fake story about fake “voter fraud”.

    The Republicans had two years to purge Donald Ducks, Mickey Mouse’s and Lassies from voting.

    What went wrong, dudes? Were you focusing too much attention on rigging the voting machines?

    Tsk, tsk. 🙁

  15. #15 by Larry Bergan on December 5, 2012 - 9:34 pm

    But, of course, it wasn’t Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, or Lassie they had in mind at all.

    They were out to get grandma, grandpa, hippies, blacks, hispanics, greenies, libs, democrats, unions, the poor… ect…

    AND they – for some reason – weren’t afraid to do this right out in the open, which tends to piss regular working people off.


  16. #16 by Larry Bergan on December 5, 2012 - 9:46 pm

    There’s also a story out there that anonymous hackers prevented Ohio election officials from stealing another presidential election by locking the doors they needed to change the vote at a crucial moment on election night on the voting machines, as they did in 2004.

    Karl Rove was freaking out that Ohio hadn’t gone to Romney and protested his own channel’s assessment of the results. Fox “news” went to commercial. When Karl came back on, it was obvious that Obama had won in so many states, that Ohio didn’t matter anyway so “turd blossom” had to STFU for once.

    Great television!

    Since Americans are not allowed to call the voting machines into question, we’ll never know. Many nations have rejected them for obvious reasons in favor of hand counting, but Americans will see-no-evil concerning them, and , of course Republicans and corrupted Democrats continue to see them as an asset.

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