Poll Taps Into America’s Paranoia

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Photo by Rhona Wise//Getty Images

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Most of the time, polls simply reflect the horserace between two selected candidates. But the folks at Public Policy Polling decided to have some fun and do a poll about the conspiracy theories that exist today and the results were…enlightening.

According to the PPP poll, 37 percent of voters believe global warming is a hoax while 51 percent do not. Republicans lead the way with nearly 60 percent saying global warming is a hoax compared to 77 percent of Democrats who disagree.

Remember Osama bin Laden? He was killed by an elite team of Navy SEALS during President Barack Obama’s first term. Still, six percent of voters believe bin Laden is still alive.

Twenty-eight percent of voters believe there’s a “secretive power elite with a globalist agenda is conspiring to eventually run the world through an authoritarian world government or New World Order.” A plurality of Romney voters, 38 percent, supported this theory to 35 percent who don’t.

Despite it being repeatedly proven to be a complete fabrication, 28 percent of voters still believe former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was involved in the 9/11 attacks. Forty-one percent of Romney voters believe he wasn’t involved.

Read more of the story at CBS Local Miami.

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