Sunday, October 7, 2012
We wuz robbed
Gallup/CNN/USA Today polls asked the following question "Which comes closest to you view of the way George W. Bush won the 2000 presidential election? He won fair and square. He won, but only on a technicality. He stole the election." six times between December 2000 and February 2002, then again in January 2004 and March 2007. Between 2000 and 2004, there was little variation--the averages were 48% fair and square, 32% technicality, and 18% stole the election. In 2007, opinion seemed to have shifted--only 40% said he won fair and square, 34% said he won on a technicality, and 24% said he stole the election. Most of the change involved college educated people--in the early surveys, only 10%-15% of college graduates said that he stole the election, but in 2007 it was up to 22%.