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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 03:19 PM

PPP: Republicans not handling election results well

Source: Public Policy Polling

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%.


http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/12/republicans-not-handling-election-results-well.html

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Reply PPP: Republicans not handling election results well (Original post)
demmiblue Dec 2012 OP
Spazito Dec 2012 #1
demmiblue Dec 2012 #3
Spazito Dec 2012 #7
Ian David Dec 2012 #2
redstatebluegirl Dec 2012 #19
rivegauche Dec 2012 #28
Ian David Dec 2012 #33
rivegauche Dec 2012 #36
Ian David Dec 2012 #39
Ian David Dec 2012 #34
Dirty Socialist Dec 2012 #4
Dawson Leery Dec 2012 #5
JoeyT Dec 2012 #55
HockeyMom Dec 2012 #6
mstinamotorcity2 Dec 2012 #8
malaise Dec 2012 #9
Coyotl Dec 2012 #10
Cha Dec 2012 #15
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 2012 #11
msongs Dec 2012 #12
Cha Dec 2012 #13
LadyHawkAZ Dec 2012 #14
Enrique Dec 2012 #16
Third Doctor Dec 2012 #17
Cha Dec 2012 #18
Berlum Dec 2012 #20
Dont call me Shirley Dec 2012 #21
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #22
Downtown Hound Dec 2012 #23
hifiguy Dec 2012 #24
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2012 #26
left on green only Dec 2012 #31
BainsBane Dec 2012 #25
rivegauche Dec 2012 #27
LeftishBrit Dec 2012 #29
MrDiaz Dec 2012 #30
RobertEarl Dec 2012 #32
DCBob Dec 2012 #38
marions ghost Dec 2012 #52
underpants Dec 2012 #53
JoePhilly Dec 2012 #35
kentuck Dec 2012 #37
Berlin Expat Dec 2012 #43
mwb970 Dec 2012 #48
DCBob Dec 2012 #40
judesedit Dec 2012 #41
The Wizard Dec 2012 #42
0rganism Dec 2012 #44
PatrynXX Dec 2012 #45
ecstatic Dec 2012 #46
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PennsylvaniaMatt Dec 2012 #54
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 03:28 PM

1. If more proof was needed that the die-hard, rabid right repubs live in...

an alternate universe, the fact that 49% of them " think that ACORN stole the election for President Obama" is it.

No wonder they are not handling the election results well given the fox news world in which they reside.

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Response to Spazito (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 03:32 PM

3. I LOLed at that part...

but was scratching my head at the Petraeus results.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:01 PM

7. I am going to speculate that because Petraeus' fall from grace was personal and not...

being seen by Democrats as one affecting his professional role (I would disagree in that poor judgement was made which would be a red flag toward his professional duties as well) he is still polling more positive than one might otherwise be. Just a guess on my part.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 03:28 PM

2. This is why I'm keeping my bumper stickers on and my lawn signs up. n/t

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Response to Ian David (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:45 PM

19. My Lawn Signs Were Stolen Election Night

and someone spit on my car in the parking lot at the grocery store. These people are angry and they carry guns down here. I'm a good Democrat but I don't want to see the violence that may yet come from this election.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #19)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:33 PM

28. My car was keyed

a few days after the election -- long deep scratches between 2 Obama stickers. These people are such assholes. In all the years of my hatred for Bush I never dreamed of vandalizing someone else's property.

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Response to rivegauche (Reply #28)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:17 AM

33. I've been keyed, had my mirror broken, and had a nasty note glued to my windshield.

That's three separate incidents over the years.

Oh, forgot one more. Someone dumped an ice cream cone on my windshield, but I don't know if it was related to my stickers. It might have just been randomly tossed over a fence.

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Response to Ian David (Reply #33)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:46 AM

36. Cheese and rice, that sucks

what did your stickers say?

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Response to rivegauche (Reply #36)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:15 PM

39. I have ALL the stickers. n/t

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #19)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:19 AM

34. I'm keeping my lawn signs up until the day after the inauguration. n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 03:38 PM

4. USA! USA! USA!

Get the fuck out of MY country, secessionists!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 03:42 PM

5. Those Repubs are free to leave.

They cannot take their states with them though. Rebel filth.

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:38 PM

55. +1

They're welcome to fuck off to whatever country will have them. If we could invent a time machine I suspect they'd be right at home in Italy in the 1930s. Other than being pissed off at all the furrners that won't speak American, but you can't win them all.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 03:58 PM

6. Haven't heard that one from my husband

but then when his wife, both his daughters, his son-in-law, his sister and brother-in-law, all voted for Obama, maybe he has too much real life experience to believe the election was stolen? We are ALL illegal voters???? Nope.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:04 PM

8. They can stay mad for all I care!!!!

They are mad at this last election!!!! No they are not angry, I am. I am totally pissed off at the whole Republican Party. They have always been unscrupulous for the last 50 years. But they have now turned friends into enemies, or people we thought were reasonable into the enemy. This time they went too far. Voter Suppression is just one example of all the stupidity that they have inflicted on the American Public.

The worst is that since 1964 the Republicans have said they wanted an all white party. Now they have it and don't want it. I could care less. The Republicans actually wanted us to vote for Ex Governor Willard Mitt Romney for President. I still go back to the Denver Debates when he came out and LIED from the word go. Then every Republican and their MAMA went to lifting this hideous fraud on their shoulders and said he didn't mean all those things he said for the last six years. Kiss my Ass on a sunny day with that bs. I watched people who couldn't stand Mitt Romney, give him glowing marks for those ridiculously ignorant LIES from HELL. They turned on a drop of a dime. I kicked some of my republican associates to the curb for that VERY THING.

Dr. Martin Luther King was a republican. Colin Powell is a republican (voting democratic). My Grandfather was a stone republican until his death at 92 years old. Those men I respect and respected. I cannot find a republican that I can respect. When they sided with that LYING ASS Romney and acted like his SHIT didn't STANK after the Denver Debates, They can play in on coming traffic for all I care. Anytime you find someone who knows a person is LYING and you side with the LIAR, It just means birds of a feather flock together. That is why I call it the Racist Party. They wanted an all white party and I for one plan on keeping it that way!!!!!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:06 PM

9. Good

Fugg 'em! I'm orgasmic - still delighted with that shellacking.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:20 PM

10. LOL "49% of GOP voters nationally say they think that ACORN stole the election for President Obama"

ROFLMAO. How quickly they forget they took out ACORN.
This low IQ problem sucks when you are trying to win an election or two!

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #10)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:34 PM

15. The Koch party muckety mucks treat them like mushrooms.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:22 PM

11. Life must be hell for the GOP

Living in bizaroo world.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:29 PM

12. \america, love it or leave it....lol nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:31 PM

13. PPP should tell it like it is and say.. 49% of the gop are Brainwashed. Reporting

from the Brainwashed Division.

"Acorn"? Really?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:31 PM

14. LOL!

"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."

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:39 PM

16. Panetta-Burns ftw

I've always been a big supporter of Panetta-Burns.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:41 PM

17. Ummm Acorn does not exist anymore so...

I keep forgetting these idiots think OB is a Kenyan Muslim so this should not surprise me.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:41 PM

18. This is Interesting.. Grover's Over.. he just doesn't know it.

-Grover Norquist is largely unknown nationally, and among voters who are familiar with him he is generally disliked. Only 15% have a favorable opinion of him to 37% with a negative one, with 48% not holding an opinion one way or the other. Even among Republicans just 18% see him positively, while 23% have an unfavorable view. Only 23% of voters think it's important for politicians to follow Norquist's tax pledge to 39% who think it's not important and 38% who don't have an opinion.


Thanks demmiblue

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:50 PM

20. Wow - how small & degenerate your mind becomes listening to Fox & Rush & Hannity & O'Reilly

These poor RepubliSuckers have no contact at all with truth or reality.

Shameful.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:50 PM

21. ACORN? Didn't the gops push ACORN out of existence? What morans!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:57 PM

22. Thank you.

given that ACORN doesn't exist anymore.


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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:58 PM

23. ACORN? Hahahahahaha!

Sometimes you just have to laugh at the depths of delusion to which Republicans sink to, because if I couldn't laugh at it it would probably drive me mad.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:15 PM

24. The sack of hammers just called in

to say that it is nowhere near as dumb as the average Repuke. How can people this fking stupid manage to tie their own shoes or manage to use toilet paper?

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #24)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:27 PM

26. The bag of hair is joining forces with the sack of hammers

to complain that being compared with Republicans is slander per se.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #24)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:05 PM

31. Oh they use toilet paper alright.......

......but they just can't seem to grasp the concept that they are supposed to wad it up *before* they use it, not after.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:25 PM

25. And 0% have heard of Sproul

Naturally.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:30 PM

27. 3 words: Boo fucking hoo. nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:36 PM

29. Not very good at doing reality, are they?

'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.'

That sounds like something that should have come from the Onion!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:39 PM

30. this is hilarious

 

but to their credit, we would be saying they stole the election and coming up with outlandish reasons on how they did it if they won! That is human nature my friends, but its still nice to be on this side of it!

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Response to MrDiaz (Reply #30)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 08:40 PM

32. Outlandish reasons?

Can you name one?

Or are you in denial about how republicans are always after stealing our votes?

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Response to MrDiaz (Reply #30)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:15 PM

38. If Romney had won it would have been stolen/bought.

They deserve no credit.

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Response to MrDiaz (Reply #30)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:22 PM

52. "human nature"

sure....

Thugs and thieves don't deserve any credit.

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Response to MrDiaz (Reply #30)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:17 PM

53. But but Fox News (and Beck) told them they were going to win

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:20 AM

35. Toddlers spinning on their backs screaming in the candy asile at Walmart cause mom

said no.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:03 PM

37. Republicans are ripe for a third party that will divide them right down the middle...

and permit the Democrats to win back the House. We should encourage them in their efforts.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #37)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:18 PM

43. I couldn't agree more....I've

been reading at the fetid swamp known as FR, and they're in a fine frenzy over Speaker Boehner and his "purge" of teabaggers. Many of the Freepers are wanting to go or start a third party, a "Tea Party" which they believe will no doubt garner five hundred gazillion votes and sweep them into power.

So I strongly encourage them to start a third party, especially now! The timing is perfect, and they can take a run at the 2014 mid-terms, and divide the Republicans so badly that the Democratic Party takes back the House nice and easy. So by all means, if you (or anyone else reading this post) knows a wingnut, encourage them to go third party! Tell them it's the only way they'll be able to "save 'Murica" or whatever twaddle they subscribe to. But certainly, don't hesitate at all to encourage their delusions of third-party victory.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Reply #43)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 07:30 AM

48. I love reading wingnut comments on FR.

In addition to Chairmangate, today they are still hammering Fast & Furious (yes!) but there is nothing on the Benghazi mega-scandal that I can see. Is that all over now then?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:23 PM

40. I heard some callers on RW talk radio this morning freaking out...

about how worthless the GOP has become. eg.. losing an election they thought should have been an easy win and not being able to convey a coherent message about what the party stands for. I think the Republicans are nearing the point of implosion.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 02:07 PM

41. What do you expect from total assholes

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 04:04 PM

42. Half the Republicans

could be outwitted by a bag of hammers or hoofed animal.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:26 PM

44. Quem deus vult perdere, dementat prius

"Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad"
in this case, I think we can take "mad" both ways

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:09 PM

45. Hey our van died awhile back

blame it on Acorn. course there's more than one acorn so maybe if they can get to http://www.acorn.com/ it must still exist. X_X

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:12 PM

46. I remember when Bush was re-elected

I was sad, angry, and bitter for weeks. Couldn't bring myself to watch or read anything political... But seceding never crossed my mind. If anything, I imagined what it would be like to move to another country.

What is it about republicans that makes them think they have the right to dismantle the country when the election doesn't go their way? I really can't stand them!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:03 PM

47. ACORN?



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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:10 PM

49. Just another justification to hire more well-educated teachers. Apparently, this group missed some

important lessons - how to pay attention, listen, absorb the facts and do their homework. Maybe they were in some of these huge classes where the students get very little one on one attention. Any of the respondents who believe the ACORN bs should have failed kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades. Yet they were promoted. Unfortunately, the country's stuck with them until they fall on their heads or go back to school. So sad. So many people voting against themselves.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:59 PM

50. What World do they live in? Are they really that brainwashed?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:20 PM

51. More like

What planet did they fall off of? Now this is the real tin foil hat crowd. Good gawd.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:24 PM

54. So, in other words....

100% of Republicans polled are morons!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 01:44 AM

56. Acorn ate my homework.

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