The PJ Tatler

Poll: Just 23% Blame YouTube Movie for MidEast Violence

Those 23% are known as “Democrats” and “reporters.” That’s not what Rasmussen’s poll says, but it’s what I’m saying.

Most voters think the recent protests at U.S. embassies in the Middle East were pre-planned and not a reaction to an anti-Islamic video on YouTube. They also believe overwhelmingly that terrorists are likely to have been involved in the murder of the U.S. ambassador to Libya.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters feel that the recent embassy protests largely have been planned in advance. Just 23% think they were spontaneous reactions to the anti-Islamic video. Nineteen percent (19%) are not sure.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Just for the record and all, President Obama, his secretary of state and his ambassador to the UN all took the position that the movie was to blame. That ha been shown by evidence to have been wrong, and shown by this poll to have been a fringe position. Mitt Romney stood alone among major leaders, and spoke out against that position and in defense of free speech.

But wow, Mitt Romney is sure having another bad week.