We’ll be doing some more detailed polling analysis this evening, but I thought it was worth pointing out one interesting question, and result, from yesterday’s PPP poll in Ohio.

Public Policy Polling asked respondents: “Who is more responsible for killing of Osama bin Laden?”  The options were Mitt Romney, Barack Obama or “unsure”.

15% of Republicans answered Mitt Romney.

47% said they were unsure.  And only 38% admitted it was Obama.

Seriously.  62% of Ohio’s Republicans refuse to admit the President was more responsible for a military action that occurred on his watch than his non-President, former Governor opponent.

Should we be surprised?

Probably not.

The pollsters added this question intentionally.  “The reason for the Osama bin Laden question,” said PPP in a Tweet yesterday evening, “was to see if Republican voters would give credit to Obama for anything.  Evidently answer is no.”

It’s unclear if these people honestly think Mitt Romney killed Osama Bin Laden – or if they are just being dicks about the whole thing.  But there certainly is a percentage of the population that will believe almost anything.  17% of conservatives, for example, think President Obama is a Muslim.  Up 5% since 2008 when the President took office.

And some polls show that 34% of Republicans still think the President was not born in the U.S.

Say what you want about Ohio’s conservatives.   But don’t EVER accuse them of not having one hell of an imagination!

 

Evangelize!
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  • missskeptic

    Not surprised at all. I got a phone call at work today: ” I moved to Franklin County, but can I just go ahead and vote in Delaware County? It’s more convenient for me.” So no, the depth of stupidity of the general public does not surprise me.

  • Leota2

    it is worse than stupidity. It is teeming partisan knuckle dragging ignorance. I weep for my state.

  • Dmoore

    These are people who can’t bring themselves to accept that we have an afro-american president, that women are the majority vote, and that America won’t have a white majority by mid-century. So it’s not surprising they find comfort in fantasy.

  • Marlowe53

    May I just call them the dumbasses that they are?

  • clambake

    Why was this even a question? Was it some sort of push poll?

  • JLM452

    Being dicks about the whole thing.

  • http://plunderbund.com Joseph

    That’s for all respondents – Republicans, Dems, etc.

  • http://motivatedinohio.com MotivatedinOhio

    There sure are a lot of low information voters in this state.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Randall-Marshall/1288523666 Randall Marshall

    I’m with you on that. They’re NOT that stupid; they just like to pretend to be…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Randall-Marshall/1288523666 Randall Marshall

    Do you not score so well on reading comprehension tests?

    “The pollsters added this question intentionally. ”The reason for the Osama bin Laden question,” said PPP in a Tweet yesterday evening, “was to see if Republican voters would give credit to Obama for anything. Evidently answer is no.”

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