Mike Huckabee got himself a big scoop of press by criticizing the Obamas for allowing their daughters to listen to Beyoncé, but it may not have endeared him to his base. A Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register poll found 61% of Iowa Republicans — Huckabee voters if there ever were any — thought Huckabee “went too far” in criticizing the Obama children.
This is not to say Iowa Republicans are blasting Beyoncé. In fact, they split over whether her music is “mental poison,” to be distinguished Ted Nugent’s musical recitations of the Iliad.
Democrats, natch, break the other way. You look at poll now:
Huckabee’s comments were made in his recent book, which is the social conservative gift that keeps on giving. Since its release Huckabee has also had to defend remarks about women swearing in the workplace and gay marriage.
[h/t Bloomberg Politics]
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