Daily Kos Poll Validates Republican Stereotypes
What's the old saying? Stereotypes exist because they're true?
One has to wonder if Republicans really believe that Obama stole the election, was born in Kenya, and that all non-Christians are going to hell. Naw, it couldn't be.
Kos and Research 2000 polled a couple thousand self-identified Republicans and gave them some potentially mythbusting questions. Granted, several of the questions are loaded, and Kos himself may be reading too much into the "undecided" pool, but the results are nonetheless startling. Some marquee moments:
• 53 percent believe Sarah Palin is more qualified to be president than Barack Obama; 13 percent disagreed.
• 23 percent want their state to secede from the United States; 58 percent didn't.
• Only 8 percent said that openly gay individuals should be allowed to teach in public schools; 73 percent are against it.
• While 42 percent are convinced Obama was born in the United States, 36 percent aren't.
• 67 percent said that the only way to get to heaven was through Jesus Christ; 15 percent said one could also do that through another faith.
"Given what their base demands," publisher Markos Moulitsas write, "and this poll illustrates them perfectly, it's no wonder the GOP is the party of no."
Responding to the results, blogger Ann Althouse wonders if similar stereotypes would be met by polling self-identified Democrats. Well now. I can see this ending with a big jolly hug.
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