In a Public Policy Polling survey released yesterday, for example, respondents listed Colbert to be more favorable than all of the Republican presidential candidates.
In response to those findings Colbert’s former Super PAC, under the temporary reins of his Comedy Central cohort Jon Stewart, fought back with a new video.
And this latest in a series of advertisements, just released tonight, holds no punches in its assault.
“Why is the T in his name silent?” asks narrator Samuel L. Jackson. “What else is he hiding? Letting murderers out of jail?”
“Send Stephen Colbert a message,” Jackson suggests, followed by repeat of the theme found in Colbert’s video from two days ago: “Vote Herman Cain.”
“If we were coordinating with Stephen Colbert, why would we release an attack against him?”
This video ad, titled “Modern Age Combat,” is the fourth released by Colbert’s “Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow” PAC.
In the recent PPP poll, 36 percent of respondents found him “favorable” and 28 percent “unfavorable.” The remaining 36 percent were undecided.
Amongst the Republicans still in the race, Mitt Romney was closest to Colbert with a 35-percent favorability rating.
All Republican candidates had majority disapproval, however.
If Colbert were to appear in the General Election as an independent candidate, he would take 13 percent to Romney’s 38 and Pres. Obama’s 41, the poll also found.
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