ACORN members applaud U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich during the ACORN Presidential Candidate Forum July 2, 2007 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Kucinich, and U.S. Sen. John Edwards met with about 1,000 members of Association of Community Organizations Reform Now to answer various questions by ACORN leaders. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

ACORN, a now defunct voter registration and community outreach organization, has long been a popular punching bag for conservatives.

The group collapsed amid controversy in 2010 in what was largely viewed as a victory for right wingers.

However, the fact that ACORN no longer exists apparently has not dissuaded nearly half of Republican voters from believing it played a role in the 2012 election.

A new Public Policy Polling survey suggests that 49 percent of Republicans believe ACORN “stole” the 2012 election for President Barack Obama.

This is not the first time conspiracies and allegations of voter fraud have been levied against the organization, although it appears few Republicans were aware that it disbanded two years ago.

“We found that 52 percent of Republicans thought that ACORN stole the 2008 election for Obama, so this is a modest decline,” PPP reported.