Well, this is unimaginably depressing. Majority in Poll Say Akin’s Remarks Don’t Reflect G.O.P.’s Views:
In the wake of the widespread outrage over a Missouri congressman’s remarks about rape and abortion, about 60 percent of Americans do not think his comments reflect the views of most Republicans, according to the latest CBS News poll.
That result includes a majority of women.
This once again seems to corroborate my theory that the only way Republicans seem to keep getting re-elected is that most people have no idea about the actual beliefs that these assholes hold. It's just like this story from Steven Benen posted a while ago:
[Bill] Burton and his colleagues spent the early months of 2012 trying out the pitch that Romney was the most far-right presidential candidate since Barry Goldwater. It fell flat. The public did not view Romney as an extremist. For example, when Priorities informed a focus group that Romney supported the Ryan budget plan -- and thus championed "ending Medicare as we know it" -- while also advocating tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, the respondents simply refused to believe any politician would do such a thing. [emphasis added]
It's even further baffling that this type of suspicion even exists considering in many cases, the Republicans tend to shout about this crap proudly from the rooftops. Seriously, how the hell do you fight this shit?