Poll: 15% of Ohio Republicans believe Romney ‘more responsible’ for killing bin Laden


On the eleventh anniversary of 9/11, we couldn’t help but notice some stunning news out of Ohio.

A new poll by Public Policy Polling asked Republicans: “Who is more responsible for killing of Osama bin Laden?”  The options were Mitt Romney, Barack Obama or “unsure.” 

Only 38% correctly answered Obama, who as commander-in-chief of U.S. armed forces, ordered the military operation that resulted in the death of bin Laden on May 2, 2011.

Another 47% said they were unsure.  But here’s the real shocker: 15% of Republicans answered Mitt Romney.  

Mitt Romney?

At the time of bin Laden’s death, Romney had been out of public office for more than four years.  Romney had served only one term as Governor of Massachusetts (2003-2007).  

Otherwise, he has not served in the public sector at all.  Not in the military, diplomatic or intelligence communities; nothing.

But what if Romney had been president during the past eleven years?

On April 26, 2007, Romney told the Associated Press “it’s not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person.”

In a tweet Sunday night, the pollsters explained why they added this question: