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Ignorance in Action: Obama Supporters Cannot Answer Basic Questions About Government or About Their Own Candidates…But Look at What They Did Know…

Posted by iusbvision on November 18, 2008

There has been an ongoing argument in elections class this semester. Do young people vote for Obama because of marketing or because of increased knowledge? I said that it is marketing, and even though it upset people, I contend that the public education system has produced a generation of of largely poor critical thinkers who have great self asteem but don’t know much. Such poeple make an emotional decision and use what intellect they have to justify it. I have NEVER (and I ask this question to almost every Obama supporter I meet if the topic of politics comes up) met a student or lay person, who supported Obama, that can even answer basic questions about his past life, which is strange because Obama has written two memoirs.

I contend that the media gives people only selected facts, and delivers them with an attitude or a narrative spin, The result is that people belive they are informed, when they are not.

This study below also shows how the media gets talking points out to people that they want delivered to the masses. The video and the study speak for themselves.

Zogby Poll of 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)

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 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 [Obama spent $232,000 per HOUR in October – Editor]

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)

Special thanks to for the video link!

Update – Second Video from Brietbart TV.

3 Responses to “Ignorance in Action: Obama Supporters Cannot Answer Basic Questions About Government or About Their Own Candidates…But Look at What They Did Know…”

  1. Marcus V. said

    Hey Chuck,

    I thought I would let you know that this was also covered the following evening on the O’Reilly Factor. I think it’s great that I can get my news a day ahead here from what will be covered nationally. Keep up your amazing work!

    [Thanks Marcus! – Editor]

  2. Nathan C. said

    I loved the video, it really reveals the face of who Obama voters really are. I showed the video to my boss who was skeptical about it’s authenticity, but he’s a part of the same group who get his news from, “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report”, as if they’re “reliable sources”. Great Job!

    [The study was done by the Zogby Polling Company. – Editor]

  3. Liberal said

    So, if we did a study with Republicans and their “choice” of John McCain and Sarah Palin, asking them about the different leaders in the House and Senate, would they answer correctly?
    I am not excusing their ignorance, but the people who made this video were just as ignorant and biased as anyone else. Do they ever interview the people who voted for McCain/Palin and asked them the same questions? Only then it would be a truly “scientific poll.”

    [The poll was done by the Zogby Polling Corp. and was scientific. The person who financed the study has offered a reward to those who can show the same results about McCain voters using the same methodology – so far no takers. – Editor]

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