Daily Kos/Research 2000 recently did a controversial poll of self-identified Republicans. The poll results were treated as suspect mainly because some controversial questions were asked and the results featured what many conservatives perceived as an unusually high percentage of flaky answers.
So, I thought it might be interesting to ask some of the Kos/Research 2000 questions to conservative bloggers. Now, right-of-center bloggers don’t match up exactly to the Republican base. They’re more knowledgeable, more libertarian, and less socially conservative than Republicans overall, but still, they seemed like a roughly representative group.
With that in mind, Right Wing News emailed more than 250 right-of-center bloggers and asked them to answer nine questions that were copied from the Kos/Research 2000 poll and one bonus question about health care.
The following 79 blogs responded.
101 Dead Armadillos, Ace of Spades HQ, All American Blogger, All That Is Necessary, The American Princess, The Anchoress, And Rightly So, The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler, Argghhhh!, Axis of Right, Bad Example, Basil’s Blog, Black and Right, Bookworm Room, Bright & Early, Bull Moose Strikes Back, Cao’s Blog, Confederate Yankee, Copious Dissent, Dodgeblogium, Doubleplusundead, Drumwaster’s Rants, Election Projection, Cara Ellison, Exurban League, Fausta’s Blog, Cassy Fiano, Flopping Aces, Fraters Libertas, Freeman Hunt, GayPatriot, Generation Patriot, GOPUSA Northeast, GraniteGrok, Guardian Watchblog, Paul Ibrahim.com/, IMAO, Infidels Are Cool, JammieWearingFool, The Jawa Report, Linkiest, Little Miss Attila, Mean Ol’ Meany , Moonbattery, Midnight Blue, mountaineer musings, Mount Virtus, No Oil For Pacifists, No Runny Eggs, Outside The Beltway, The Nose On Your Face (Buckley), The Nose On Your Face (Potfry), Pal2pal, The Pink Flamingo Bar & Grill, Pirate’s Cove, Pirates Man Your Women!, QandO, Right Wing Rocker, Right View from the Left Coast, Russ. Just Russ, Say Anything, Don Singleton, Sister Toldjah, The Smallest Minority, Snark and Boobs, Solomonia, Stolen Thunder, The Sundries Shack, Don Surber, This Ain’t Hell, The TrogloPundit, Twenty Mule Team, Viewpoint, Wolking’s World, Word Around the Net, YidwithLid
The bloggers were asked to select answers to the following questions (because some bloggers skipped particular questions, gave answers that weren’t listed, or gave answers that were difficult to categorize, there are not 79 responses to each question.)
1) Would you favor or oppose giving illegal immigrants now living in the United States the right to live here legally if they pay a fine and learn English?
Favor: 24% (19 votes)
Oppose: 76% (60 votes)
2) Do you believe Barack Obama is a racist who hates White people?
Yes: 29% (23 votes)
No: 71% (55 votes)
3) Do you believe ACORN stole the 2008 election?
Yes: 20% (16 votes)
No: 80% (63 votes)
4) Should openly gay men and women be allowed to serve in the military?
Yes: 53% (41 votes)
No: 47% (37 votes)
5) Should same sex couples be allowed to marry?
Yes: 24% (19 votes)
No: 76% (60 votes)
6) Should Barack Obama be impeached, or not?
Yes: 11% (9 votes)
No: 88% (69 votes)
7) Do you believe Barack Obama was born in the United States, or not?
Yes: 86% (66 votes)
No: 14% (11 votes)
8) Do you think Barack Obama is a socialist?
Yes: 89% (70 votes)
No: 11% (9 votes)
9) Do you believe your state should secede from the United States?
Yes: 6% (5 votes)
No: 94% (73 votes)
10) Do you think the Democrats are going to pass a health care bill?
Yes, they’ll get it through. 26% (20 votes)
No, it’s dead. 74% (58 votes)