Nearly Half of Voters Think Trump Made Santa's 'Naughty List'
Santa’s made his list and checked it twice, but nearly half of voters say President-elect Donald Trump will be receiving a lump of coal this year for Christmas.
A new Public Policy Polling survey released Tuesday found 47 percent of voters thought Trump was on Santa’s “Naughty List,” while 35 percent said he made the “Nice List” this year. An overwhelming amount of Trump supporters — 69 percent — said he made the “Nice List” this year, while a larger margin (83 percent) of Hillary Clinton supporters said Trump was on Santa’s “Naughty List” this year.
There was, however, bipartisan support for a lack of holly jolly spirit this year. PPP’s holiday poll found both Republicans and Democrats have been feeling less hopeful and joyous this year.
Thirty-four percent of Republicans said they believed in Santa Claus this year, down from 52 percent who said they felt similarly after the 2012 election. Democrats, too, have been feeling less hopeful about the bearded man coming down their chimneys this year — only 27 percent said they believed in Santa, down from 47 percent in 2012.
“It doesn’t matter whether you voted for Clinton or Trump,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “Everyone is feeling a little bit less hope and joy after this year.”
When it comes to the '"Merry Christmas" vs. "Happy Holidays" debate, Trump voters seem to care more about the issue than Clinton
voters. Only 5 percent of Clinton voters say they're offended by the phrase Merry Christmas, compared to 19 percent of Trump voters who say they're offended by Happy Holidays. Trump voters say by a 69-4 margin that they prefer the phrase Merry Christmas to Happy Holidays. Sixty-three percent of Clinton voters say they don't care.
View the full poll here.