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Posted on 02/03/2010 7:29:13 PM PST by woofie
Poll of Republicans Met With Shock, Skepticism
(Feb. 3) -- Most Republicans think Barack Obama is a socialist and Sarah Palin is more qualified than him to be president. Most either think Obama wasn't born in the U.S. or aren't sure. Nearly 40 percent want him impeached. Those are a few of the results in a Daily Kos poll that's shaking up the blogosphere.
The liberal Web site commissioned Research 2000 to survey more than 2,000 self-identified Republicans last month. Site founder Markos Moulitsas -- the "Kos" in Daily Kos -- called the results "nothing short of startling."
A few more nuggets from the poll:
21 percent believe the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) stole the 2008 election and 55 percent aren't sure.
31 percent believe Obama is a racist who hates white people and 33 percent aren't sure.
23 percent want their state to secede from the U.S. and 19 percent aren't sure.
Only 26 percent favor letting openly gay Americans serve in the military.
67 percent believe the only way to get to heaven is through Jesus Christ.
On his blog, Politico's Ben Smith said the poll was conducted "more or less with the goal of making Republicans look extreme" and "does a pretty good job of that." Daily Kos responded Wednesday, "Actually, the poll just asked questions of self-identified Republicans. The answers made Republicans look extreme."
"If this poll is accurate (and Research 2000 has a good reputation for accuracy), the Republican base has an absurdly high percentage of wackos of all stripes, from religious fanatics to creationists to secessionists to conspiracy theorists," said Charles Johnson on Little Green Footballs.
(Excerpt) Read more at aolnews.com ...
(Note: That there remark was sarcasm)
Research 2000 is the outfit Nate Silver outted for making up its polling results after finding that the last digits in the % were coming up in an abnormal pattern.
I’m one Republican who thinks Obama hates Americans for our prosperity and he’s doing everything he can to end it.
Actually, I agree with a lot of that....
Most Democrats think penis to anal penetration is normal behavior.
"So, one poll, by a left-wing website (in conjunction with the firm Research 2000), is enough for MSNBC to assert that 58 percent of GOPers subscribe to a bizarre conspiracy?" Whitlock fumed. "A Rasmussen poll from May of 2007 found that 61 percent of Democrats either believed that George Bush knew about the 9/11 terror attack in advance or aren't sure. Does that mean that 'most Democrats' are Truthers?"
Those numbers are too low. Seriously.
Good come back.
67 percent believe the only way to get to heaven is through Jesus Christ
wow! only 67% ?
Thought that would be over 90%
If you have to turn to a world-class autofellator like Charles Johnson to get your money quote, it's all over for you.
I think he is a socialist.
does that make me a republican or just a thinking American?
83% of rabid dogs voted Republican...Im shocked
I, too, am shocked, startled and skeptical. Some of these percentages are far to low to be believed.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus
Well, I think Barack Obama is a socialist and Sarah Palin is more qualified than him to be president.
I think Obama wasn’t born in the U.S.
I want him impeached.
I believe ACORN probably stole the 2008 election.
I believe Obama is a racist who hates white people.
I would prefer not to see our country break up, but better for a state to seccede than to turn the country into a second Soviet Union.
I am against letting openly gay Americans serve in the military.
I believe the only way to get to heaven is through Jesus Christ, although I believe that it is also possible for Him to save people of good will who have not been called to be Christian.
I feel no embarrassment whatever about any of those beliefs, and would be happy to aregue them on the evidence.
What do they believe at Daily Kos? I hate to think.
That’s fairly descriptive...LOL
Extreme is anything they disagree with. Or that Bush causes hurricanes and earthquakes.
“31 percent believe Obama is a racist who hates white people and 33 percent aren’t sure.”
The other 35% don’t just believe he is a racist who hates white people, they know for certain it is true.
BTW Palin is more qualified to be president than Obama. She has a birth certificate!
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