|Some of the President's most loyal supporters|
In the telephone poll taken during the week ending Jan 14, President Obama has a commanding 48-1 lead over the nearest Republican rival John Huntsman.
The poll of 3,500 likely dead voters was taken in Chicago and had President Obama with a 96% to 2% for Huntsman, with another 2% saying they were still undecided.
The previous record was set by Bill Clinton in the 1996 election, who captured 93% of the dead vote.
Ironically, Governor Huntsman dropped out of the GOP primary race a few days after the poll was taken, and given their past voting record it is unlikely that any other Republican will inherit his support among dead voters.
A 48-1 lead can be called nothing short of remarkable, and it seems this key demographic group is firmly in the Obama camp for the upcoming election. Spokesman for the voter advocacy group DVA (Deceased Voters of America) Teddy Kennedy called this "a commanding lead, that will be impossible for the Republicans to overcome."
Yolanda Johnson-Washington, a spokesperson for WANRAA ("We Are Not Really Acorn Anymore"), a Chicago based community organizing group, attributes the president's huge lead to him being the best advocate for issues affecting dead voters.