by Sharon Soon | November 20, 2008 8:54 pm
I promise this will be the last time I write about the 2008 election; I just thought I’d point out the obvious once more.
In case there was ever any question about the blind sheep mentality of the politically ignorant masses – also known, in this case, as Obama supporters – the latest Zogby poll now provides statistical evidence that voters for Obama indeed know shockingly little about their candidate, even after their vote was cast.
Thanks to John Zeigler, who headed this poll to detect a bias in reporting by the media, both the ignorance of voters and the blatant leftist agenda of today’s journalists have been clearly exposed. The statistics are staggering, if unsurprising:
512 Obama Voters 11/13/08-11/15/08 MOE +/- 4.4 points
97.1% High School Graduate or higher, 55% College Graduates
Results to 12 Simple Multiple Choice Questions
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).
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)
And they say there’s no such thing as a liberal media bias.
Zeigler, an author and filmmaker, cleverly points out during an interview with Sean Hannity that with several of the questions surrounding Obama, a “group of monkeys, if they were guessing” would have scored higher than those surveyed just by sheer probability (as the questions were multiple-choice with four possible answers).
It’s a frightening concept that Republicans, particularly conservatives, face: the impassioned yet politically ignorant masses who not only don’t realize their ignorance, but actually revel in their misinformation. Zeigler places the responsibility of this state of affairs on the media; this should be apparent. I, for one, however, am not so quick to exculpate the masses (as I like to call them) themselves. As Zeigler notes, those surveyed were a random mix of high school and college graduates, so the issue is not about education or intellectual ability. The real problem is that the masses either don’t care enough to learn the truth, or they are truly happy to be brainwashed by the media. Either way, Republicans have a serious challenge in front of them.
Thankfully, there are a few good men out there like John Zeigler who will work to fight against the leftist tidal wave and show Americans the importance of being an informed voter. He is currently working on a new documentary, Media Malpractice… How Obama Got Elected. For more information about this or about his remarkable Zogby Poll, visit www.howobamagotelected.com.
In the meantime, check out his interview with a handful of Obama supporters. Right now, its amusement may be the only consolation we Republicans have in the current state of affairs.
Cross-posted at Conservatives with Attitude!
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