62% of Voters Are Unfazed by the Seamus the Dog Story

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There's some sad news for Gail Collins this morning. While 68 percent of voters agree with The New York Times columnist that it is not "humane to put your family dog in a kennel on the roof of your car for a long car trip," 62 percent also say they wouldn't hold it against Mitt Romney. That's according to new poll by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic-leaning outfit that knows how to get attention by asking offbeat questions. The firm found that while Americans are firmly in favor of letting pets ride inside cars, as soon as they mentioned Mitt Romney's name, the results polarized along familiar political lines. They asked, "Does this make you more or less likely to vote for him, or does it not make a difference?" 55 percent answered that it "doesn't make a difference" and another 7 percent said it made them more likely to vote for Romney.

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