The election is over, but that doesn’t mean all the polls are closed. The folks at Public Policy Polling have posted the results of their holiday poll of 500 voters, and 44 percent said they believe Santa is a Democrat, while only 28 percent said Jolly Old Saint Nick is a Republican.
Mitt Romney riled Democrats in a post-election conference call when he cited “gifts” to youth and minority voters, such as promises of free contraceptives and college loan forgiveness, as one of the reasons for President Obama’s reelection. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal called the analysis “absolutely wrong,” but does the poll tell another story?
The poll — supported by nearly 20 pages of crosstabs — also shows that 54 percent are concerned that the fiscal cliff “will force Santa to cut back on the benefits he provides,” and voters responded 47–40 that they believe there is such as thing as the “War on Christmas.” Other discoveries: