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:

  • FIRE THEM ALL- 2014

    Just because Obamaclause is a democrat doesn’t mean Santa is, after all he is St Nick and he did his giving directly, not through the government.

  • Brett McMicken

    most surreal christmas song: baby it’s cold outside, sung by rod stewart and dolly parton.

  • Emily B

    Well, that just shows how ridiculous these polls are. The most annoying holiday song is “The Christmas Shoes”.

    • swa0807

      Not even close, imo. That one isn’t annoying at all. “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” and “Santa Baby” are the most annoying to me.

    • Stephanie Warren

      that’s not annoying! that song is sad!

  • People Corporation

    How can he be a democrat? I would have noticed some of my presents being seized and redistributed.

  • Citizen0000

    I thought Santa “made” gifts and distributed through by his own means. If he was a Democrat he would spend your money, delegate the work to a connected union workshop owned by Mrs. Claus, then take all the credit, when he was really golfing or tweeting his penis.
    I vote libertarian.