Tuesday, November 25, 2008

too sad

I saw this on a friends blog. Oh it is so sad!!!

Zogby Poll

of 512 Obama Voters from 11/13/08-11/15/08
97.1% High School Graduate or higher, 55% College Graduates

The results to 12 simple Multiple Choice Questions

57.4% could NOT correctly say which party controls congress (50/50 shot just by guessing)

71.8% 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)


Meg said...

yes- this is sad....many Americans are not only not educated about these issues but are not interested in finding out. But make no mistake- this is how EVERY President has been elected, not just Obama.

Beverly said...

This was/is so scary to me!!