Tuesday, November 18, 2008

This is your brain on Hope

Via Hot Air, which links How Obama Got Elected with this info on Obama voters:

  • 57.4 could NOT correctly say which party controls congress (50/50 shot just by guessing)
  • 81.8 could NOT correctly say Joe Biden quit a previous campaign because of plagiarism (25% chance by guessing)
  • 82.6 could NOT correctly say that 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).

I pointed out weeks ago that 41% of CNN viewers didn't know Democrats controlled Congress. This goes back to my whole point about "low-information" voters. Don't overthink it!

(Cross-posted at AmSpecBlog.)


  1. This is Obama Nation...

    But remember it is all really about hope and change...oh, don't forget Hussein is going to pay your rent, mortgage, car payments, health care, re-education camp, prayer rug, GPS compass pointing to Mecca & Marx' London tomb,etc.

    YES WE CAN.........

  2. I comment on the poll here. Some of the questions are wrong or disputed, and that continues a trend of BHO's opponents not being too bright, a trend that led to his election.

    If BHO's opponents who have megaphones had not made the same mistakes as are made in the poll, he wouldn't have been elected.

    Unfortunately, I don't expect too many people to learn from those mistakes.

  3. Any chance that this will be a headline on NY Times, CNN, or MSNBC?

    Any chance they will even mention that their coverage was highly criticized?