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Nov 23 / Jonathan

R: ACORN stole the election

Via TPM. Puts Steve Jobs’s reality distortion field to shame.

Poll: Majority Of Republicans Think Obama Didn’t Actually Win 2008 Election — ACORN Stole It!

The new national poll from Public Policy Polling (D) has an astonishing number about paranoia among the GOP base: Republicans do not think President Obama actually won the 2008 election — instead, ACORN stole it.

This number goes a long way towards explaining the anger of the Tea Party crowd. They not only think Obama’s agenda is against America, but they don’t think he was actually the choice of the American people at all! Interestingly, NY-23 Conservative candidate Doug Hoffman is now accusing ACORN of stealing his race, and Fox News personalities have often speculated about ACORN stealing the 2008 Minnesota Senate race for Al Franken.

The poll asked this question: “Do you think that Barack Obama legitimately won the Presidential election last year, or do you think that ACORN stole it for him?” The overall top-line is legitimately won 62%, ACORN stole it 26%.

Among Republicans, however, only 27% say Obama actually won the race, with 52% — an outright majority — saying that ACORN stole it, and 21% are undecided. Among McCain voters, the breakdown is 31%-49%-20%. By comparison, independents weigh in at 72%-18%-10%, and Democrats are 86%-9%-4%.

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  1. Juli / Nov 23 2009

    Thanks for pointing me to this a few days ago. I remember back in fall 2008 thinking that all the talk about ACORN was for the purpose of later pushing this meme, if Obama won narrowly. Obama won by a large margin, and they’re pushing it anyway – and the TPers are buying it. Once people are convinced that they’re only getting the truth from Limbaugh, Hannity, and Beck, they’ll buy anything that supports that fantasy …

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