Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Just who are those Obama voters?

For those of you who like me, were wondering just how on earth Obama actually managed to get elected, this may shed some light on it for you. I can't say that I am surprised.



Granted this is not a scientific poll but apparently Zogby also ran the same questions via telephone poll and got the same results. Which just goes to show you that Obama voters are painfully ignorant.

Zogby Poll
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
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)
For further information on this project, or to schedule an interview with the producer, please e-mail us at: questions@howobamgotelected.com

6 comments:

Ginaagain said...

"Which just goes to show you that Obama voters are painfully ignorant."

I would be terribly insulted by this if I didn't know you so well Nic. I may not agree with your political beliefs but I would never call you ignorant.

However, there are plenty of democrats who have spent the last eight years shouting about how ignorant the voters who elected President Bush were.. actually a lot of them have shouted about how ignorant the President himself is. This is wrong. We are one country and it is our unity despite our differences that make this country great. There are tough times ahead and if we don't work together we won't make it.

Senator McCain, a class act This post by Nadine at Just Being Me was really inspirational to me. I pray for the President I didn't support and I will pray for the one I just helped to elect. I pray not just for the individual but for The United States of America and the diverse people that he needs to lead with wisdom.

nicrogers said...

Gina and anyone else who may be insulted by this, I am sorry but you know, it is pretty obvious that many voters(on both sides) are pretty ignorant about who they are voting for. It just so happens that this poll targeted Obama supporters. I would love to see the same questions asked to McCain supporters (All though I doubt the answers would be the same). The fact is though that Obama got all of these first time voters and they are ignorant. Ignorant in that they know nothing about who they voted for or American politics in general. I am sure there are plenty of Bush haters out there. I am not happy with him either. And as for praying for our country and all of our leaders, I agree 100%. We all need to pray and hope that we can come through this. Prayer is just about all we have right now because I sure dont think our newly elected leaders are going to be our salvation.

Krissi said...

I saw this same video on someone elses blog and I was just floored... I mean I knew there were some really "uneducated" voters out there but this, well, this is just unacceptable! And these were just a few, I cannot imagine how many more countless people made the WRONG decision based on either half truths or NO truth at all!! And look where it got us... 4 years of an Obama administration! SCARY!!

Anonymous said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and it is so refreshing to see someone not be afraid to admit they DIDN'T vote for Obama. How can anyone say Obama voters are not ignorant, the proof is in the pudding, I mean the video. The media made sure he got elected, plain and simple.

nicrogers said...

Thanks guys for your comments. There are many people afraid to say what their position is but we need to stand for who/what we feel is right.

Melissa said...

This is not surprising considering the mainstream media's obsession with bringing down Sarah Palin and not completing vetting Obama.

Kind of makes me think we should have some sort of current events test before you can vote, but then again we can't even pass voter ID, so that's never going to happen.