Friends of poor Ann Romney reported that she believed up until the end that ascending to the White House was their destiny. Well she isn’t the only Republican feeling robbed.
A new Public Policy Polling (PPP) post election poll shows a substantial number of Republicans believe they were robbed by a group disbanded years ago.
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.(full poll PDF)
And a quarter of Republicans polled want to leave the Union.
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.
And guess what? There has been a five-point decrease since the election in Republican Party identification.
We've seen a 5-point increase in Democratic identification to 44%, and a 5-point decrease in Republican identification to 32%.
This decrease to 32%, the PPP charitably suggests, may have contributed to the extreme views shown by the poll.
The GOP, now with only 32% extremist views!