Poll: majority of Republicans are batshit insane

UPDATED (Scroll down)

According to a Daily Kos poll of 2,000 self-identified Republicans nationwide, most of them are shitcrazy bonkers.  Yes it’s a Kos poll, but still.  The results are terrifying:

39% of Republicans want President Obama to be impeached.

63% think Obama is a socialist.

Only 42% believe Obama was born in the United States.

21% think ACORN stole the 2008 election [...]

53% think Sarah Palin is more qualified than Obama to be president.

23% want to secede from the United States.

73% think gay people should not be allowed to teach in public schools  [...]

31% want contraception to be outlawed.

Let’s look at this on the bright side:  since less than 30% of Americans identify as Republicans, overall this is…

… ummm still pretty scary, like living next door to a nut house that has more staff than inmates.  Zombie wall, please!

Note: If only 53% think Sarah Palin is more qualified than Obama to be president, that’s not very good news for Palin.  Teh Crazy is her base.

UPDATE (Tuesday): Ye fucking gods.  Here are the full results of the poll, with the questions asked, methodology, demographic and geographic breakdowns.  Peruse them if you dare.    (h/t LGF)

10 Responses to “Poll: majority of Republicans are batshit insane”


  1. 1 Torontonian Monday, February 1, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Did anyone think to ask if the Earth is flat?

  2. 2 JJ Monday, February 1, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    :lol: We’ll know when he publishes the poll — he just put out a few of the results on Twitter. I hope he publishes the questions that were asked, too — I’m always suspicious of bias with any poll.

  3. 3 st nick Monday, February 1, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    nuttier than squirrel poo

  4. 4 joe agnost Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 7:24 am

    Wow… and sad…

  5. 5 Cornelius T.Zen Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Good morrow, all!
    I don’t think so. I think that the people who responded to the poll are not necessarily representative of Republicans as a whole. Having said that…the people who responded to the poll are more indicative of the loud, stupid and paranoid part of the party that craves attention, and somehow believes that Obama could not have possibly won the election fairly because, well, black people are clearly inferior, so white liberals, swimming in guilt for having oppressed the mud people, manipulated the process to compensate for their guilt.
    Ummm…no. They didn’t. And, no, this poll is not the biggest cause for concern. The biggest cause for concern is that Republican politicians are desperate to be proved right, and will pander to the loudest and stupidest voices, in order to gather money and get re-elected. The biggest cause for concern is not the Sarah Palins of the world, but otherwise rational and reasonable Republicans who would sell themselves cheap to keep their jobs. The real problem is, they have nothing new to offer, to balance the budget, create new jobs, and restore the middle class. Their policies piled debt upon debt, sent jobs offshore, overseas and over the border, and gutted the middle class. And America is supposed to trust them to do a better job?
    THAT is what’s crazy – CTZen

  6. 6 JJ Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 12:11 am

    CTZen

    I think that the people who responded to the poll are not necessarily representative of Republicans as a whole.

    Well, that was my first thought. But remember, a lot more people are identifying as independents now… for sure there are still some rational Republicans who refuse to be chased out of their party by the crazies, but an awful lot of them have given up on it for the duration.

    I would agree, though, that this poll doesn’t represent all conservatives.

  7. 7 joe agnost Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 7:45 am

    Reading the poll data from their website is really depressing… the anti gay-rights are unbelievable! And the creationism in schools, the pill == abortion, the sex-ed… my head is going to explode!!

  8. 8 Frank Frink Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 3:57 am

    On the one hand, the poll results are sad and somewhat discouraging. On the other hand, they are completely unsurprising.

  9. 9 JJ Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 10:16 am

    I don’t know, I found it surprising that the wrongheadedness was that pervasive. I know quite a few conservative types personally, and they aren’t ignorant, or scientifically-illiterate, or bigoted. Maybe a little gun-happy, but then, so am I ;)


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