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Is Santa Claus a Republican or a Democrat?

 Santa's politics: Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, portrayed by Gerald and Twila Morris of Meeker, Colo., greet visitors on Capitol Hill in Washington on Nov. 26, 2012, as the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree arrives. IMAGE.
 6 hr ago  By Anthony Bartkewicz, MSN News

Not only does Santa have political affiliations, according to a new poll, but he has to worry about the fiscal cliff like everyone else.

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Pole residents can't vote in U.S. elections — and neither can mythical beings. But if they could, Americans believe Santa Claus would pull the lever for the Democratic Party.

A new Public Policy Polling survey found that 44 percent of respondents think Santa is a Democrat, while 28 percent believe he's a Republican.

Santa is nonpartisan when it comes to leaving Christmas gifts. Of the 500 people polled, 63 percent of respondents said Mitt Romney would get presents from Santa instead of a lump of coal, while President Barack Obama just barely made it onto the "nice" list by a margin of 51 percent to 49 percent.

People also believe St. Nick isn't immune to the looming fiscal cliff. Fifty-four percent of respondents said the combination of tax increases and massive government spending cuts would force Santa to cut back on benefits at his North Pole workshop.

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Asked by booklover545 at 3:56 PM on Dec. 11, 2012 in Holidays

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  • lol
    Well he does hand out presents, but it could be argued that Santa rewards good behaviour. Equating that to working for a reward/ paycheck. Santa also must be fiscally responsible or he can not possibly give out all the presents and support (pay) all his workers.


    Answer by Dardenella at 4:02 PM on Dec. 11, 2012

  • hmm...he gives out free presents but he's a fat (presumably rich) old white man. very interesting haha. does Santa pay his elves? i always though elves were similar to angels in Heaven. ya know they do all that work b/c they love their boss, not for the paycheck haha.

    Answer by okmanders at 11:28 AM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • Undecided.

    Answer by Sarah961 at 10:05 PM on Dec. 16, 2012