Thursday, October 29, 2009

Are You Smarter Than A Republican?

The Pew results are in.  Guess who is more informed about the issues of the day?

"Under a section called "Partisan Knowledge Gap," we find Republicans were more knowledgeable by a double-digit factor on four issues. Although the Glenn Beck question is naturally easier for Republicans, the other three issues are basic political knowledge— what "cap-and-trade" means, who's in control of the House, and who the new Supreme Court Justice is (a question that should perhaps be easier for Democrats). Republicans also led Democrats on identifying the unemployment rate, Fed chairman, Dow level, Max Baucus' position. Republicans correctly answered an Iran/Israel question and an Afghanistan question more often than Dems. Republicans and Democrats were even on identifying the "public option" as a health-care plan.  But take heart, Democrats: You lead Republicans by five points on a whopping one question."

Which is more surprising: That Republicans are  more knowledgeable, or that the survey has not been widely published?

Read it all here.

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