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Pew: Republicans Know More than Democrats, Still

No surprise here, but a recent Pew Research Poll shows that Republicans are more knowledgeable on almost all of today’s political issues. Of course, this is what happens when an entire voting bloc gets there news from Oprah, the View, or the Daily Show. Republicans scored better on 8/11 questions, with Democrats only doing much better in answering the percentage of obese people in the US. (This happened to be the only question I missed on their self-test, so the importance of the question as an issue of the day is obvious.) Democrats even lagged behind Independents on most of the questions.

So, who knows what?

1) What do Republicans have control over (House, Senate, Presidency): Reps 49% knew correct answer, Dems 33% (Personally, I’m in favor of pre-voting knowledge tests. You can’t answer that?)

2) What were Wisconsin Protests over? 70% Rep knew correct answer to just 58% Democrats (But I’m sure they supported the protests, for, ummm, whatever, okay?)

3) Most Electricity Come from (Coal): 44% Rep, 34% Dems

4) Who is Speaker of the House: 50% Rep, 42% Dems

You can read the rest here

FLASHBACK Back in 2008, if you regularly listened to Rush Limbaugh instead of Queen Katie Couric you were…

Almost twice as likely to know who controlled the congress (83%-46) almost twice as likely to know who Condi Rice was (71%-37%) almost twice as likely to know who the PM of Britain was (41%-21%) and 3.5 times more likely to know all three (36%-10%).

UPDATE: See Also my previous post:  Who Are Dumber, Obama Voters or “Birthers”

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