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Hidden story in Alabama and Mississippi poll results

Posted By Rob Schofield On March 12, 2012 @ 3:11 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Our good friends at the nationally acclaimed polling firm, Public Policy Polling generated a lot of national headlines today when they reported [1] that a huge chunk of Republican voters in Mississippi and Alabama (Surprise!!)  have some pretty distorted views of reality.

“In Mississippi only 12% of voters think Obama’s a Christian to 52% who think he’s a Muslim and 36% who are not sure. In Alabama just 14% think Obama’s a Christian to 45% who think he’s a Muslim and 41% who aren’t sure.”

Of course, if you think about it, this all makes a lot of sense. After all, the President’s name obviously sounds downright Mooslim, er ah, Muslim, right? In the words of George Cleveland [2], “I mean come on. Give me a break!”

Not surprisingly, however, it appears that Deep South voters continue to be thrown off by the names of other major candidates as well. According to a recent, less-well-reported poll result, more than two-thirds of Alabama and Mississippi Republicans also think that:

  • Newt Gingrich is a rare South American salamander. 
  • Rick Santorum is the name of the Albanian parliament.
  • Ron Paul is a famous guitar inventor.
  • Mitt Romney is the back-up catcher for the Atlanta Braves.

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[1] when they reported: http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/03/other-notes-from-alabama-and-mississippi.html

[2] In the words of George Cleveland: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2012/03/02/the-follies-of-the-folks-in-charge-in-raleigh/

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