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Friday, November 21, 2008

Obama Elected By Politically Ignorant

A post election Zogby poll of Obama voters reveals their political ignorance:
  • 57% did NOT know that Democrats control Congress.

  • 88% did NOT know that Obama promised to bankrupt the coal industry and raise energy prices.

  • 72% did NOT know that Senator Biden quit a previous bid for the presidency because was caught plagiarizing a speech.

  • 47% did NOT know that Biden warned of an impending international crisis if Obama is elected.

  • 56% did NOT know that Obama launched his political career in the home of two members of the radical terrorist group known as the Weather Underground.

  • 83% did NOT know that Obama won his first election by getting his opponents kicked off the ballot.

  • 77% did NOT know that Obama claimed to have campaigned in 57 states.

  • 87% thought that Palin said she could see Russia from her house (she didn't say so, Tina Fey did in a Saturday Night Live spoof).
See a few of these voters for yourself (from HowObamaGotElected.com):



This is not say that Obama voters are stupid. 97% of those surveyed graduated from high school and 55% have college degrees. This poll simply demonstrates there ignorance about government and political issues.

As with most polls, this one demonstrates how effective the dominant media has been in influencing those who were polled. The media blatantly ignored numerous embarrassing moments from both Obama and "Slow Joe" Biden (who thought "jobs" was a three-letter word). But, the media deliberately sought to embarrass Governor Palin with questions never asked of other candidates.

These results are quite scary. It demonstrates that a partisan media that dominates television and entertainment can affect elections by deciding what to report, what not to report, and what to distort. It further demonstrates that most voters are none the wiser to the manipulation – or just don't care.

FOOTNOTE: John Zogby received a lot criticism for conducting this poll. Some argued that a similar poll of McCain voters would reveal similar ignorance. John Ziegler, who commissioned this poll, offered to pay for poll of McCain voters, but Zogby has refused to do so.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this G-Man.
This has been a discussion thread for those of us that get our information online.
Interestingly, Congresswoman McCollum sent out information this week to help remind everyone to get that coupon for the digital to analoge converter box for our telivision sets. One wouldn't want to miss out on the propaganda the old TV brings. I say a boycott of TV would be such a good thing. But would us AMericans put principle over such indulgences?

11/22/2008 4:54 AM  
OpenID lovemissbailey said...

I think Zogby should do the survey of conservatives as requested. It only seems fair if he's going to do one for the illuminati libs, and it would improve his case if he's right, and destroy it if he's wrong. Perhaps he's frightened of what he'd find out about conservatives. I bet that conservatives--the ones who watch TV and don't read blogs or belong to special interest groups--would have many of the same responses.

11/22/2008 4:14 PM  
Blogger G-Man said...

John Zogby is a Democrat and not a conservative pollster. He has done issue polls for many years. Such polls reveal each respondent's depth of knowledge about given issues. These polls also identify the respondent's political leanings.

I'm betting that Zogby already knows whether Republican voters are as politically ignorant as Democrat voters. I suspect that other pollsters know this too. If another poll could clear his name among fellow Democrats, then what's stopping him?

Zogby is in hot water not simply because he demonstrated the political ignorance of Obama voters, but because he legitimized asking the question "which voter is more informed about the facts." He tarnished Obama's royalty by suggesting that his win came through media manipulation and was not earned honestly on his own merits. This poll suggests that Obama could NOT have won unless the electorate was duped. So much for a mandate.

11/22/2008 5:16 PM  

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