Skip to comments.Zogby Poll: Almost No Obama Voters Ace Election Test
Posted on 11/18/2008 6:26:44 PM PST by GVnana
Released: November 18, 2008
Zogby Poll: Almost No Obama Voters Ace Election Test
Survey finds most Obama voters remembered negative coverage of McCain/Palin statements but struggled to correctly answer questions about coverage associated with Obama/Biden
UTICA, New York -- Just 2% of voters who supported Barack Obama on Election Day obtained perfect or near-perfect scores on a post election test which gauged their knowledge of statements and scandals associated with the presidential tickets during the campaign, a new Zogby International telephone poll shows.
Zogby Statement on Ziegler poll:
Only 54% of Obama voters were able to answer at least half or more of the questions correctly.
The 12-question, multiple-choice survey found questions regarding statements linked to Republican presidential candidate John McCain and his vice-presidential running-mate Sarah Palin were far more likely to be answered correctly by Obama voters than questions about statements associated with Obama and Vice-PresidentElect Joe Biden. The telephone survey of 512 Obama voters nationwide was conducted Nov. 13-15, 2008, and carries a margin of error of +/- 4.4 percentage points.
The survey was commissioned by John Ziegler, author of The Death of Free Speech, producer of the recently released film "Blocking the Path to 9/11" and producer of the upcoming documentary film, Media Malpractice...How Obama Got Elected.
"We stand by the results our survey work on behalf of John Ziegler, as we stand by all of our work. We reject the notion that this was a push poll because it very simply wasn't. It was a legitimate effort to test the knowledge of voters who cast ballots for Barack Obama in the Nov. 4 election. Push polls are a malicious effort to sway public opinion one way or the other, while message and knowledge testing is quite another effort of public opinion research that is legitimate inquiry and has value in the public square. In this case, the respondents were given a full range of responses and were not pressured or influenced to respond in one way or another. This poll was not designed to hurt anyone, which is obvious as it was conducted after the election. The client is free to draw his own conclusions about the research, as are bloggers and other members of society. But Zogby International is a neutral party in this matter. We were hired to test public opinion on a particular subject and with no ax to grind, that's exactly what we did. We don't have to agree or disagree with the questions, we simply ask them and provide the client with a fair and accurate set of data reflecting public opinion." - John Zogby
"After I interviewed Obama voters on Election Day for my documentary, I had a pretty low opinion of what most of them had picked up from the media coverage of the campaign, but this poll really proves beyond any doubt the stunning level of malpractice on the part of the media in not educating the Obama portion of the voting populace," said Ziegler.
Ninety-four percent of Obama voters correctly identified Palin as the candidate with a pregnant teenage daughter, 86% correctly identified Palin as the candidate associated with a $150,000 wardrobe purchased by her political party, and 81% chose McCain as the candidate who was unable to identify the number of houses he owned. When asked which candidate said they could "see Russia from their house," 87% chose Palin, although the quote actually is attributed to Saturday Night Live's Tina Fey during her portrayal of Palin during the campaign. An answer of "none" or "Palin" was counted as a correct answer on the test, given that the statement was associated with a characterization of Palin.
Obama voters did not fare nearly as well overall when asked to answer questions about statements or stories associated with Obama or Biden -- 83% failed to correctly answer that Obama had won his first election by getting all of his opponents removed from the ballot, and 88% did not correctly associate Obama with his statement that his energy policies would likely bankrupt the coal industry. Most (56%) were also not able to correctly answer that Obama started his political career at the home of two former members of the Weather Underground.
Nearly three quarters (72%) of Obama voters did not correctly identify Biden as the candidate who had to quit a previous campaign for President because he was found to have plagiarized a speech, and nearly half (47%) did not know that Biden was the one who predicted Obama would be tested by a generated international crisis during his first six months as President.
In addition to questions regarding statements and scandals associated with the campaigns, the 12-question, multiple-choice survey also included a question asking which political party controlled both houses of Congress leading up to the election -- 57% of Obama voters were unable to correctly answer that Democrats controlled both the House and the Senate.
For content, contact: John Ziegler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
What a suprise!
The Constitution used to prevent our stupidity from being dangerous.
I watched this video today, it made me physically sick. These “idiots” didn’t know who Pelosi is, what party is in power in Congress and they identified every dumb statement with Sarah Palin. It reminded me of the video Howard Sterns did in Harlem. I believe there should be a government test given before people can vote. This is scary...
His constituents are inherently ignorant people. It’s difficult to disprove that statement.
When the buyer’s remorse sets in, and his voters start realizing “They ain’t gettin’ no Free Sh.. Stuff”, and will in fact be PAYING for Democrat corruption, things could get violent.
We need to deprogram these zombies one by one just as if they are coming from a cult.
If we only had a network we could get to these people, ONE network committed to the right wing view would spell the doom of the democrat party, where is the Billionaire to save us from Communism???
We are lead by the stupid.
>The Constitution used to prevent our stupidity from being dangerous.
“Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.”
“If we only had a network we could get to these people”
Well, the RNC could always hire ACORN...
Stupid is as stupid does.
That sums it up.
Aided by the intellectual dishonesty of the MSM, the dumbing down of America has reached a new low point.
The entire political process has become a travesty. Voter fraud, a-holes running congress, a closet muzlim and outed marxist who will rule with a fascist fist in the oval office, the pants suit as SOS, and the morons are in the majoirty.
I’m disgusted by it all.
I was just talking to someone who didn’t exactly know what socialism was.
I sent her this
No surprise at all. The media went into full slant mode to inveigle voters about Obama, while they practiced mudslinging against McCain\Palin.
>believe there should be a government test given before people can vote.
DON’T say _that_!
Given how things are it would be something like:
Do you believe that guns are bad?
Is globalization a good thing?
Should Congress get a raise?
Will you bow to your Governmental Overlords?
Failure on any question would be grounds for disallowing your vote.
In other words, Obama has the mandate of stupid people.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Hosea 4:6
The media run America. Welcome to the idiocracy.
Actually, the Obama supporters were fixated on his halo. They missed many of the details.
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