Santa Is a Democrat, Say Voters

No word on Rudolph
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Dec 11, 2012 7:30 AM CST

(Newser) – Seems the North Pole is a blue state. According to 44% of American voters, Santa Claus is a Democrat. Some 28% say he's a Republican, and another 28% aren't quite sure, finds a survey by Public Policy Polling. And when it comes to the naughty-nice spectrum, Mitt Romney fares better than President Obama: Some 63% say Mitt has been well-behaved this year, compared to 37% who say he'll get a lump of coal; 51% think Obama has been nice, while 49% say he's been naughty, the Hill reports.

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As for a secular "war on Christmas," 47% say it exists, compared to some 40% who don't believe it. (Here's looking at you, Jon Stewart.) The poll's findings get quirkier from there. Sample: "If Grandma got run over by a reindeer, would you press charges against Santa?" Lucky for him, 61% said no. And watch out, Mommy: If you kiss Santa, 43% of voters will tell Daddy. Click for more from the poll. (Read more Santa Claus stories.)

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