The Fox News Effect: Republicans Still Think ACORN is Alive and Stealing Elections

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Here is PPP on their finding that 49 percent of Republicans think ACORN stole the election for Obama, a drop from the 52 percent who thought ACORN stole the election in 2008:

This is a modest decline, but perhaps smaller than might have been expected given that ACORN doesn’t exist anymore.

I’d call this a dry British sense of humor if PPP were British. In other news, they found that 39 percent of Americans claim to have an opinion about the Simpson-Bowles deficit plan, while 25 percent claim to have an opinion about the Panetta-Burns plan, which they just made up. Fun times.

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