ACORN? Really?

Ok, I know I have been out of the loop for a while here but how did this one completely miss my radar? 52% of Republicans think ACORN stole the election for Barack Obama? That is either some serious mass delusion or highly effective propaganda.

The poll asked this question: “Do you think that Barack Obama legitimately won the Presidential election last year, or do you think that ACORN stole it for him?” The overall top-line is legitimately won 62%, ACORN stole it 26%.

Among Republicans, however, only 27% say Obama actually won the race, with 52% — an outright majority — saying that ACORN stole it, and 21% are undecided. Among McCain voters, the breakdown is 31%-49%-20%. By comparison, independents weigh in at 72%-18%-10%, and Democrats are 86%-9%-4%.

Now, the obvious comparison would be that many Democrats felt that George W. Bush didn’t legitimately win the 2000 election. But there are some clear differences.

First of all, Al Gore empirically won the national popular vote in 2000, and lost in a disputed recount process in Florida. By comparison, John McCain lost the national popular vote by a 53%-46% margin.

In order to believe that Obama wasn’t the true winner of the 2008 election, one would have to think that ACORN (and perhaps other groups) stuffed ballots to the tune of over 9.5 million votes, Obama’s national margin.

2 Responses to “ACORN? Really?”

  1. tas says:

    In order to believe that Obama wasn’t the true winner of the 2008 election, one would have to think that…

    But they don’t think.

  2. Jack Jodell says:

    Michael,
    It’s just more overblown, distorted far right wing insane propaganda. Because they have an inherent suspicion of and dislike for minorities and the underprivileged, the far right has now found ACORN to be the convenient all-pervasive scapegoat, bogeyman, and bitch to beat for all their failure at the polls. Just more conservative bigotry and paranoia no one in their right mind should take seriously, and, as such, few people do.

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