PPP’s new holiday season poll sees voters in giving moods towards both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney - voters believe both men will be receiving presents from Santa this holiday season rather than a lump of coal, with Romney perhaps getting some sympathy presents. Voters say Romney will get presents by a 63/37 margin compared to 51/49 for Obama. Some other findings:
- 44% of respondents said Santa was a Democrat while 28% say he is a Republican.
- 54% of voters said they were concerned that the looming “fiscal cliff” could cause Santa to cut back on his benefits.
- More voters than not (47/40) say there is a "War on Christmas".
- Only 32% or respondents could correctly identify the number of days in Hanukkah, compared to 18% each who thought 7 days or 12 days.
- A majority of voters (52/45) said they believe in Santa Claus. 80% said they were on Santa’s “Nice” list to just 11% who said they were on his “Naughty” list.
- If voters saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus, 43% would tell Daddy, 40% would not and 17% weren’t sure.
- When asked, “If Grandma got run over by a reindeer, would you press charges against Santa?” 61% would not press charges, to 24% who would. 33% of Democrats would press charges compared to 19% of Republicans.
Contrary to popular belief, 62% of respondents said their favorite part of the holidays was spending time with family. Cookies were the favorite holiday treat at 29%. The most popular holiday movies were It’s a Wonderful Life, 22%, and A Christmas Story with 20%. Santa is the clear winner for favorite holiday character at 40% followed by Rudolph at 20%. A majority of voters, 52%, said Santa is the most plausible out of various holiday-specific characters. Leprechauns came in second at 19% and Cupid third at 17%. When asked what the most annoying holiday song was, 36% said “The Chipmunk Song”; the runner up was “Santa Baby” at 13%.
Full results here