Thursday, December 04, 2008

How Obama Got Elected

I know, I know...he won, let's move on. But you have to visit this Web site. I laughed so hard that I couldn't tell if my tears were from mirth or sadness. Be sure to scroll down their page to check the poll results and links to stories about how John Zogby has been attacked for conducting it. That's where the real horror begins.

Obviously we get a majority of our political information from the media. But when a large part of that media is agenda-driven by one ideological flavor over another, that's when things start to get really messy.

Here's a sample of the Zogby poll results:

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).

And yet.....

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.

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