For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. ---Ephesians 6:12

"The age of casual Catholicism is over; the age of heroic Catholicism has begun. We can no longer be Catholics by accident, but instead must be Catholics by CONVICTION." ---Fr. Terrence Henry TOR, Franciscan University of Steubenville

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Surprise! Surprise!...Obama Voters Are Ill-Informed.

Rather than do this before the election by asking people who INTEND to vote Obama some questions about their candidate, Zogby International waited until after it was too late to matter. Kinda of like saying, "better luck next time."

What they did was conduct a survey of 512 people who voted for Barack Obama, and ask them some questions to see how informed they were about the candidates on both sides. Some of the results surprised even me. Please keep in mind that only 2% of Obama voters aced the test. the survey was commissioned by John Zigler, author of The Death Of Free Speech: How Our Broken National Dialogue Has Killed The Truth And Divided America, and producer of the upcoming documentary film, Media Malpractice...How Obama Got Elected. Here is part of the article from Zogby:

["After I interviewed Obama voters on Election Day for my documentary, I had a pretty low opinion of what most of them had picked up from the media coverage of the campaign, but this poll really proves beyond any doubt the stunning level of malpractice on the part of the media in not educating the Obama portion of the voting populace," said Ziegler.

Ninety-four percent of Obama voters correctly identified Palin as the candidate with a pregnant teenage daughter, 86% correctly identified Palin as the candidate associated with a $150,000 wardrobe purchased by her political party, and 81% chose McCain as the candidate who was unable to identify the number of houses he owned. When asked which candidate said they could "see Russia from their house," 87% chose Palin, although the quote actually is attributed to Saturday Night Live's Tina Fey during her portrayal of Palin during the campaign. An answer of "none" or "Palin" was counted as a correct answer on the test, given that the statement was associated with a characterization of Palin.

Obama voters did not fare nearly as well overall when asked to answer questions about statements or stories associated with Obama or Biden -- 83% failed to correctly answer that Obama had won his first election by getting all of his opponents removed from the ballot, and 88% did not correctly associate Obama with his statement that his energy policies would likely bankrupt the coal industry. Most (56%) were also not able to correctly answer that Obama started his political career at the home of two former members of the Weather Underground.

Nearly three quarters (72%) of Obama voters did not correctly identify Biden as the candidate who had to quit a previous campaign for President because he was found to have plagiarized a speech, and nearly half (47%) did not know that Biden was the one who predicted Obama would be tested by a generated international crisis during his first six months as President.

In addition to questions regarding statements and scandals associated with the campaigns, the 12-question, multiple-choice survey also included a question asking which political party controlled both houses of Congress leading up to the election -- 57% of Obama voters were unable to correctly answer that Democrats controlled both the House and the Senate.]

The part that surprised me most about the results was that only 57% didn't realize that Democrats controlled both houses of Congress. I assumed that figure was much higher, considering the record setting, all-time-low approval ratings.. But it should be clear to all now that the media did, in fact, flex their muscle and show their power as King Makers, or in this case, despots.


Bart said...

What a bunch of stupid punks! I mean the media, of course.

Agellius said...

Wow, well done.