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Lizard people, UFOs, Paul McCartney: 15 conspiracies from the latest PPP poll

Published: Thursday, April 4 2013 8:46 a.m. MDT

Associated Press
In a report released Tuesday, Public Policy Polling looked at conspiracy theories on issues ranging from the JFK assassination to UFOs, contrails, President Barack Obama as the anti-Christ and fluoride.

According to PPP's partisan breakdown of the organization's poll data, Mitt Romney voters and President Barack Obama voters differ on items like the Iraq war and global warming, but things like Osama bin Laden's death find a more bipartisan consensus.

"Even crazy conspiracy theories are subject to partisan polarization, especially when there are political overtones involved," PPP president Dean Debnam said. "But most Americans reject the wackier ideas out there about fake moon landings and shape-shifting lizards."

Here's a look at 15 of the questions PPP asked in its poll, and some of the results the questions led to.

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JayTee
Sandy, UT

This just shows how naive people can actually be. It's flat scary to think that many of them also vote.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Interesting --

Republicans believed 13 out of the 15 higher than Democrats.

But,
They asked if Obama was the Anti-Christ,
but "Obama's Birth Certificate" didn't even make the list?

Perhaps it's because it would have been so far skewed,
that they didn't want to further embrass the GOP anymore than they already were.

VeryConcerned778
beverly hills, CA

What would the Allies of Humanity say about this? Is this a way to discredit a whole swath of alternative views? Sometimes, conspiracies are a lot more than just theories. History has proven this. The original whistleblowers were also ridiculed. Do yourself a favor: find out for yourself! Keep an open mind.

m.g. scott
clearfield, UT

5% of Obama voters believe he is the Anti-Christ? If my math is right that is about 3 million people. And they voted for him anyway? Who the heck would vote for the Devil?

Moderate
Salt Lake City, UT

"5% of Obama voters believe he is the Anti-Christ? If my math is right that is about 3 million people. Who the heck would vote for the Devil?"
PPP surveyed 1,247 registered American voters from March 27th to 30th. 5% of that number is 62. As I understand it, the anti-Christ will be controlled by Satan, but is not the Devil himself.

VeryConcerned778 wrote "Allies of Humanity", but I read it as "Allies of Hannity". To be fair, both talk about things that are out there.

m.g. scott
clearfield, UT

Re: Moderate

But if you read the article, they are breaking down the numbers by who voted for Obama and who voted for Romney. The 1247 sample is a typical number used by polling organizations to get a read on overall public opinion, which is pretty accurate these days. Yes the anti Christ is not Satan himself, but close enough.

airnaut
Everett, 00

@m.g. scott
clearfield, UT

Personal Opinion,
I thought Mitt Romney was an anti-Christ...

and that's why I couldn't vote for him.

george of the jungle
goshen, UT

What is truth? Truth is only what you can relate to. Truth is relativity. Truth is stranger than fiction.

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