Average voter is unable to accurately assess politicians, new research shows

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    Average voter is unable to accurately assess politicians, new research shows
    December 24, 2012

    Average voter is unable to accurately assess politicians, new research shows

    Most people are too stupid to vote. Fact!
     
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    "low information voters" lol
     
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    I admit that I am. From comments made online I wondered about others. I inferred that many were choosinone or two issues and casting votes on that basis. How any of us can actually vote responsibly I don't know.

    Ann Coulter said the same.

    Now someone will need to research this study.

    Then design a study to assess those who are terrified of political outcomes.
     
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    iT STARTS WITH THE "MIND". PEOPLES MINDS ARE BEING CONTROLLED AND MANIPULATED AND THEY ARE TOTALLY UNAWARE OF IT. WE HAVE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTRY THAT ARE OBLIVIOUS TO WHAT IS HAPPENING AND THEY BELIEVE EVERYTHING THIS OBAMA TELLS THEM, BECAUSE HE IS PROGRAMMING THEIR MINDS. THIS IS HOW THE COMMUNIST IN OTHER COUNTRIES DO IT AND HOW OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION IS DOING. ITS USING THE POWER OF WORDS ON PEOPLE. AND PEOPLE ARE IN DENIAL AND UNABLE TO RECOGNIZE WHAT IS HAPPENING.
    WE HAD OUR CHANCE TO GET ALL THESE CAREER POLITICIANS OUTTA OFFICE AND THE VOTERS JUST PUT THEM RIGHT BACK IN....AND NOW WE ALL SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES OF IT. THE WORST IS YET TO COME, SO WATCH CAREFULLY AND BE PREPARED.
    WE HAVE THE SAME OLD PEOPLE OVER AND OVER IN WASHINGTON, SO HOW COULD WE EXPECT A CHANGE IN OUR FAVOR. J.KERRY, OBAMA, CLINTONS, AND I COULD NAME ALOT MORE OF THE SAME OLD PEOPLE OVER AND OVER IN THEIR CAREERS. WE NEEDED TO CLEAN HOUSE OF ALL THESE PEOPLE, BUT NO ONE SEE'S THAT.
    SO NOW WE STRUGGLE AND THE HARDSHIPS ARE JUST BEGINNING.
     
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    Amazing that YOU started this thread. Considering the fact that you are the very person this study describes.
     
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    And how does a voter assess a politician? Consider some recent examples such as the Michigan governor who thought the right to work law was too controversial? Or consider Bush II claiming he was not into nation building? Consider that Reagan raised taxes many times or Carter lowered taxes on the rich? JFK lowered taxes too. Or Obama continued lots of Homeland security policies? Or Bush condoned torture and invaded a sovereign nation? Or FDR sent American citizens to camps. My point here is how do you assess the representatives when they are managed by special interests. Now consider today that K street and corporations or think tanks manage the politicians? Look at the power Taxes have procured. The power of the NRA to protect a climate of violence. Norquist control of congressional voting. Look at the mid term elections and the idiots elected because few even vote. The blame here goes all around.

    "...that constitution of our nature which makes us feel more intensely what affects us directly than what affects us indirectly through others, necessarily leads to conflict between individuals. Each, in consequence, has a greater regard for his own safety or happiness, than for the safety or happiness of others; and, where these come in opposition, is ready to sacrifice the interests of others to his own. And hence, the tendency to a universal state of conflict, between individual and individual; accompanied by the connected passions of suspicion, jealousy, anger and revenge — followed by insolence, fraud and cruelty — and, if not prevented by some controlling power, ending in a state of universal discord and confusion, destructive of the social state and the ends for which it is ordained. This controlling power, wherever vested, or by whomsoever exercised, is GOVERNMENT." Disquisition on Government John C. Calhoun John C. Calhoun: Disquisition on Government
     
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    No surprise.

    Politicians lie with impunity. We have a national press that cannot be depended upon to provide the whole story. We have pundits who regularly misrepresent politicians' words to advance their own personal political and professional agendas.

    I can't blame a voter for not being able to accurately assess politicians, nor can I blame them for just tuning the whole fucking thing out. Which is even worse.

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