Half of Republicans Say ACORN Stole the Election
Interesting, considering ACORN shut down: Public Policy Polling
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 5, 2012 10:00 AM CST
In this Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009 photo, an Acorn sign hangs in New Orleans on a blighted house in the Lower Ninth Ward since it was flooded during Hurricane Katrina.   (AP Photo/Cheryl Gerber)

(Newser) – A post-election poll by Public Policy Polling finds that 49% of Republican voters think now-defunct community organization group ACORN stole the election, causing an Obama win. That's down from 52% who believed the same in 2008. "This is a modest decline, but perhaps smaller than might have been expected given that ACORN doesn't exist anymore," snarks PPP. Another result that indicates the GOP isn't taking Obama's win well: A full quarter of Republicans say they want their state to secede, and another 19% aren't sure whether they want to stay in the union.

Part of the reason for these seemingly extreme views: The number of Republicans is on the decline, with just 32% of those polled identifying as Republican, down from 37% before the election. The poll also finds that President Obama's approval rating is now 50%, up a net four points from the last pre-election poll, while scandal-plagued David Petraeus' favorability rating is at 44%. Interestingly, the poll also finds anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist is not well-known at all nationally, and just 15% of those who are familiar with him actually have a good opinion of him.

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Dec 6, 2012 3:05 PM CST
I do not think that ACORN or it's successor stole the Election likely that the Republicans Gave the Election win to Obama. The Republicans in order to win, need to convince the Electorate that they are a Party that understands the problems confronting America & that they can deal with those problems in a way that will not worsen an already bad state of affairs. I consider myself to be a Conservative, but based on the stupidity of the current Republican Party, I was unable to vote for them in the recent Election & if they carry on with the same stupidity I shall be unable to vote for them in 2016.
Dec 6, 2012 8:36 AM CST
Living proof Republican voters are stupid!
Dec 6, 2012 8:30 AM CST
100% of these 49% will watch the Beck-Vaugn (r)eality show....................................................I can't believe I know that "they" are going to get a show.