Santa is a Democrat!

Zogby: "Santa Claus 'a Democrat', Ebenezer Scrooge, Grinch 'Republicans', New Zogby Poll Finds"

A plurality of likely voters say that longtime Christmas fixture Santa Claus is a Democrat, a new Zogby International poll reveals. The same survey found voters even more sure of the political leanings of two other Christmas icons: Ebenezer Scrooge and the Grinch are likely Republicans. The interactive poll of 2562 likely voters was conducted from Wednesday to Friday (December 1 to 3, 2004). The margin of error is +/- 2.0 percentage points.

More than one-in-four respondents (27%) said Santa Claus is a Democrat, while another 21% believed him to be a political independent. Those saying "Republican" trailed at 16%. Another 6% believe he is a member of the left-wing Green Party.