"Promote then as an object of primary importance, Institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened."Readers may recall the comical man on the street interviews the Howard Stern show did in New York City weeks before the election. Most of the Obama voters thought it was fine with them that Sarah Palin was running as Obama's vice presidential candidate.
George Washington, Farewell Address, September 19, 1796
But if you thought that was just a fluke, or not a very scientific sampling of Obama voters, this poll (PDF here) taken by John Zogby and commissioned by filmmaker John Ziegler amplifies the point:
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).
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)
What's worse is that a majority of Obama voters failed to know even the most basic facts like which party controls congress.
Think we're overstating the case? See the video:
More info at How Obama Got Elected.If there was anything bad or negative, Obama voters immediately assumed it must be associated with Sarah Palin, even though it was not. 57 states??? I'm surprised this bunch knew there were only 50 states! And these folks never even heard of terrorist Bill Ayers!
Those interviewed didn't know who Barney Frank or Harry Reid are. How can they be expected to hold these Dems accountable for their misdeeds when they only know what they have been told?
Where do these folks get their news? ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, NPR, PBS, Time, Newsweek, New York Times.........Talk about media malpractice!