Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Mr. Burns Explains The Fiscal Cliff
An update from Public Policy Polling's post-election survey:
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.
Perhaps even more dispiriting is a finding that explains why Republicans may be endangered by hungry squirrels:
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.
And finally, for the "I'm Proud To Be An American When It Suits Me" crowd, we have this result:
Some GOP voters are so unhappy with the outcome [of the election] 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.
(NOTE: Public Policy Polling was found to be the most accurate polling outlet during the 2012 election cycle according to a study at Fordham University)