Iowa Republicans Feel That Beyoncé's Music Is 'Mental Poison'


Looks like the Beyhive is slight in Iowa.

In a book by possible Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee entitled God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy, he called Beyoncé’s music “mental poison.” A new survey that was administered to other Republicans found that more than a handful of people agree with him.

In a Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa Poll,  the question read “In his recently published book, Mike Huckabee criticized the singer Beyonce, calling her ‘mental poison.’ Do you think Huckabee is mostly right about Beyonce or did he go too far?” Forty percent of Iowa Republicans agreed with Huckabee’s judgment of Mrs. Carter’s music, 38 percent felt that he went too far and 22 percent said they were unsure if they should agree or not.

The poll also asked if Huckabee was wrong for bashing the Obamas for allowing their two daughters to listen to her music. In an interview with People magazine, Huckabee casted judgment on their parenting.

“I don’t understand how on one hand they can be such doting parents and so careful about the intake of everything—how much broccoli they eat and where they go to school…and yet they don’t see anything that might not be suitable,” he said regarding B’s music.

The question read “Mike Huckabee said the Obamas were guilty of bad parenting for allowing their daughters to listen to her music. Do you think Huckabee is mostly right about the Obamas, or did he go too far?”

This opinion wasn’t favorable, as 60 percent of Republicans said he “went too far,” 23 percent said he was “mostly right” and 16 percent said that they were unsure.

Read the survey here.