Huh. I’ve been inclined to say that some of the behavior of the tea party crowd suggests people don’t think Barack Obama is the legitimate president. Apparently it seems that way because it’s true!
The poll asked this question: “Do you think that Barack Obama legitimately won the Presidential election last year, or do you think that ACORN stole it for him?” The overall top-line is legitimately won 62%, ACORN stole it 26%.
Among Republicans, however, only 27% say Obama actually won the race, with 52% — an outright majority — saying that ACORN stole it, and 21% are undecided. Among McCain voters, the breakdown is 31%-49%-20%. By comparison, independents weigh in at 72%-18%-10%, and Democrats are 86%-9%-4%.
Obviously, a lot of Democrats felt that George W. Bush’s 2000 victory was illegitimate, but that had a solid grounding in the facts about the popular vote total and all those mismarked butterfly ballots.