Survey Says: Republicans Know More Than Democrats

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    Survey Says: Republicans Know More Than Democrats

    When it comes to the goings-on in the news, some folks are more knowledgeable than others, with Republicans and older Americans scoring better on a current-events quiz.



    Survey Says: Republicans Know More Than Democrats | LiveScience


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    While I'm happy that the results show Republicans to be the better informed party, the overall results are a pretty sad commentary on the electorate at large. Results like this almost make you wonder what's going to become of this nation.
     
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    It has to do with age and demographics more than anything else foo.
     
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    This is another reason why I like the recent SCOTUS decision. More and probably better political speech should help inform the electorate.

    I heard a few of the ladies at work last week after the election talking. It went something like:

    Lady 1: Cuz of that election we can't have that healthcare thing now.

    Lady 2: What election?

    Lady 1: That one where the democrat won, or the republican won, whichever the last one was? the new one isn't and now their not gonna make healthcare free, I don't think.

    Lady 1 had the right idea, she was just short on details.
     
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    True Story from earlier this week.

    I talked to a 26 year old engineer who also teaches physics part time, married with one son and generally relates more to conservatism because they say they are patriotic and insist they are fiscally conservative.

    He said he couldn't believe that Republicans would elect Arnold Schwarzenegger as a "governor" because he is a dumb "actor".

    I pointed out that Scott Brown was a nude centerfold, Sarah Palin a former bathing suit beauty queen and Ronald Reagan was a B movie actor and he absolutely did NOT believe it. He said he did NOT believe that Ronald Reagan was a movie actor. I had to take him to the Internet and PROVE all three. The guy was flabbergasted. So was I. How could anyone not know these things? How is it possible? Well, now I know.
     
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    maybe.. something needs to catch the attention of the public. Sad to think that the same people that don't know who the Senate majority leader is, vote.
     
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    From the Pew survey:
    and...

     
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    I hate to break it to you, but the baby boomers ARE the seniors.
     
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    Ronald Reagan was far more than just an actor. And how is it a negative that Brown or Palin had that kind of "exposure" when they were younger? What is suggested to me by your coments is that you have negative notions about those who win in those kinds of contests and stereotype them for it, because you believe those are less than conservative standards. As far as Schwarzenegger is concerned, being an actor and a business person didn't make him a conservative, he only acted that part.
     
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    Not by the standard of the survey. Baby boomers are born post WWII, when the military service members returned, and 9 months after that, meaning in 2010 they are 64. They will be "seniors" when they qualify for Social Security at age 65. And 65 is the leading edge not the middle part of the cohort.
     
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    Earth shattering article. Pew is a wingnut outfit and there was a difference of one point.
     

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