Buried in the crosstabs of a recent poll in Ohio is the interesting tidbit that when asked the question “Who do you think deserves more credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden: Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?” only 38% of Republicans responded “Barack Obama”. Almost half — 47% — were not sure, and unbelievably 15% said “Mitt Romney”.
Republicans think we should protect democracy with onerous voter ID laws (and other rules designed to suppress the vote from groups that traditionally vote Democratic), even though there are extremely few documented cases of actual voter fraud. This poll provides direct evidence that there is a sizable group that shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near a voting booth. Don’t you think it would be only fair to pass a law that requires voters to answer this question before they are allowed to vote?
UPDATE: I guess this shouldn’t be surprising, since conservatives have been trying to give George W Bush credit for killing Osama bin Laden for a long time.