Pollsters are Funny?

Who knew? A recent report from Public Policy Polling, a prominent polling firm just did their first post election national poll.

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.

They also polled on people’s opinions of Bowles/Simpson. But with an amusing control:

The 39% of Americans with an opinion about Bowles/Simpson is only slightly higher than the 25% with one about Panetta/Burns, a mythical Clinton Chief of Staff/former western Republican Senator combo we conceived of to test how many people would say they had an opinion even about something that doesn’t exist.

Seriously, I would have never guessed that pollsters were this funny.

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