Thursday, November 27, 2008

What Did Obama Died-In-The-Wool Voters Really Know?

57.4% could NOT correctly say which party controls congress (50/50 shot just by guessing) 71.8% could NOT correctly say Joe Biden quit a previous campaign because of plagiarism (25% chance by guessing)
82.6% could NOT correctly say that Barack Obama won his first election by getting opponents kicked off the ballot (25% chance by guessing)
88.4% could NOT correctly say that Obama said his policies would likely bankrupt the coal industry and make energy rates skyrocket (25% chance by guessing)
56.1% could NOT correctly say Obama started his political career at the home of two former members of the Weather Underground (25% chance by guessing).
And yet.....
Only 13.7% failed to identify Sarah Palin as the person on which their party spent $150,000 in clothes
Only 6.2% failed to identify Palin as the one with a pregnant teenage daughter
And 86.9 % thought that Palin said that she could see Russia from her "house," even though that was Tina Fey who said that!!
Only 2.4% got at least 11 correct.
Only .5% got all of them correct. (And we "gave" one answer that was technically not Palin, but actually Tina Fey)
"The poll surveyed over 500 self-professed Obama voters and has an MOE of 4.4%, with 55% having a college degree and over 90% having a high-school diploma. Twelve multiple-choice questions were asked, and only 2.4% got at least 11 correct. Only .5% got all them correct." The first link at top gives multiple links, to the original Zogby article, how he's been attacked for it and has had to defend the poll's accuracy and reliability.
The facts are these: this is newsworthy, it's valid information that all American citizens should be aware of, and trying to attack and dismiss it is nothing short of a violation of freedom of speech and freedom of the press.

And does anyone honestly, really think that, had McCain won, Russia would have "announced plans to deploy missiles...between Poland and Lithuania [and] jam U.S. radar", or that Al-Qaida's #2 terrorist would have insulted a President McCain in any remotely equally horrible way as he just insulted Obama? ("Al-Qaida supplied English subtitles of [the] speech that included the translation as 'house negroes.'")
This is precisely why all the predominant terrorists wanted Obama to win: because they don't take him seriously

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