Alex Massie

Did Obama Steal the Election?

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Sure, plenty of Democrats thought George W Bush "stole" the 2000 election (and conservatives would have reacted similarly had Al Gore been pronounced the victor by the Supreme Court) but did Barack Obama steal the 2008 election? Apparently our nutty American cousins believe so:

PPP's newest national survey finds that a 52% majority of GOP voters nationally think that ACORN stole the Presidential election for Barack Obama last year, with only 27% granting that he won it legitimately.


On the other hand, it's also a reminder that David Frum is right: conservatives are still stuck in Phase One of Political Denial, believing that, facts be damned, We Didn't Really Lose.

Then again, perhaps it also proves the limitations of polling since, according to PPP, 9% of Democrats think, or at least will tell a pollster, that ACORN stole the election. Then again, they would know wouldn't they?

[Hat-tip: Dave Weigel]

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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