The results of this Public Policy Polling are consistent with what we would expect of Republicans–they are out of touch with reality, even thinking that an organization which no longer exists stole the election for Obama:
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%.
Republican policies have become so extreme, and absurd, that it really is hard to imagine anyone who is in touch with reality, or who has any understanding of the major issues of the day, supporting them. They have fallen to the level of conspiracy theories and repeating the absurd talking points spread by Fox and right wing talk radio. Steve M points out that Fox continues to con viewers with reports that ACORN is still around. ACORN is becoming the Trilateral Commission or Bavarian Illuminati of this era.
With this degree of insanity on the right, it also comes as no surprise that the number of Republicans is shrinking.