GOP Polling Guru Frank Luntz Defends ‘Scaramucci Post,’ Reposts Holocaust Poll

“People should know history. Go ahead, call me anti-Semitic. My rabbi will beat up your rabbi,” the GOP pollster tweeted out in defiance

GOP polling guru and Fox News regular Frank Luntz took to Twitter Tuesday to defend the “Scaramucci Post” and their editorial team’s widely derided decision to post a poll asking readers to vote on how many Jews died in during the holocaust.

“We should see if [people] know how many Jews were killed in the Holocaust,” he Tweeted. Luntz — who is Jewish — said there was nothing wrong with the inquiry and even reposted it to his own account. “People should know history. Go ahead, call me anti-Semitic. My rabbi will beat up your rabbi.”

As of this writing, less than 70 percent of respondents answered correctly with “more than 5 million.”

The original poll was tweeted by Lance Laiffer, who runs the Twitter feed of the “Scaramucci Post,” a media venture by former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci. Before Tuesday, the feed been known mostly for emoji laden silliness and colorful polls asking people to vote on who the account should follow.

The Scaramucci Holocaust poll was deleted after swift public outrage and Laiffer tweeted out an apology.

“This is @lancelaifer and I apologize if anyone was offended by the Holocaust poll,” he wrote. “The intent of the poll was to highlight ignorance of the basic facts of the Holocaust. I take full responsibility for it.”

Laiffer declined to comment on the record for TheWrap. A source close to the matter told CNN’s Jake Tapper that Scaramucci was “furious” over the incident and that there would be consequences.


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