Thursday, December 4, 2008

New Poll McCain Voters and Fox News Viewers Most Informed

John Ziegler is at it again. The man who brought us the ten minute video "How Obama got elected" featuring 12 Obama Voters that were misinformed by the MSM, and subsequently was viewed by over 1.6 Million people on Youtube. Due to the overwhelming response and the Public Outcry from the Obama followers, Zeigler has run another poll, this time asking questions of both McCain and Obama supporters. The results confirmed what most of us already knew, McCain Voters were significantly more informed than Obama Voters. But the poll is not designed to make Obama voters look stupid, the purpose was to be an Indictment of the Media for their Negligence in informing the Public. The second study also offered some interesting results about Where the informed get their Information.
Those “exposed” to Fox News voted 70-29 for McCain.

Those “exposed” to CNN voted 63-37 for Obama.

Those “exposed” to MSNBC voted 73-26 for Obama.

Those “exposed” to network newscasts voted 62-37 for Obama.

Those “exposed” to national newspapers voted 64-36 for Obama.

Those “exposed” to talk radio voted 61-38 for McCain.
Ziegler was on Hannity Colmes earlier this week:



Some of the highlights:
35 % of McCain voters got 10 or more of 13 questions correct.

18% of Obama voters got 10 or more of 13 questions correct.

McCain voters knew which party controls congress by a 63-27 margin.

Obama voters got the “congressional control” question wrong by 43-41.

Those that got "congressional control" correct voted 56-43 for McCain.

Those that got "congressional control" wrong voted 65-35 for Obama.
One of the other more interesting tidbits from this survey is that only 48% of CNN Viewers surveyed got the "congressional control" question correct. They had a 50-50 chance just by guessing. Yet, CNN is still considered a viable source of "news" by some Americans.

Maybe Ziegler's effort will change that.

I originially posted this at DailyAntiKos.com

6 comments:

RightKlik said...

Nice post. Thanks for the info. Surprising that although McCain voters have better knowledge, almost 30% didn't get the "control of congress question right." And it's a 50/50 shot.

You've got a great blog. Maybe we should trade articles once in a while.

robert verdi said...

we know, because at the end of the day the right is more a reality based community then the crackpot left.

Biased Girl said...

Rightklik-Thanks for the kind words, shoot me an e-mail.

I was also disapointed that even though McCain Voters were significantly more informed than Obama voters, like you said 30% didn't know who controlled congress. You can't blame the Media for all of that.

It's a citizen's responsibility to know what is going on in their government...This last election let us know that "We the People" aren't really doing our job either...

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

Ziegler rocks. He's on KFI Radio in L.A. and everybody who's intelligent and conservative listens to him faithfully.

Grace Explosion said...

I think I read that most high school graduates these days can only read at a 4th grade level.

Maybe it's our taxpayer funded schools which are responsible for the blanket incapacity to know truth.

Since these are Government schools... guess it's pretty "circular".

The Government, ultimately, is totally responsible for the "dumbing down" of our society.

Well, circularly speaking, Government has ruined everything it attempts to "fix" or "solve" or "address" or "take over".

I don't believe Government, by nature, really wants to "fix" or "solve" or "address" anything - it really just wants to "take over" irrespective of the poor results ad the truly destructive effects Government "take overs" produce.

Our problems aren't our real problems. Our Government about the problems is the problem.

(We have a Government problem - not an attitude problem, perhaps.)

;)

Grace.

M.A. said...

This is a great post. The media needs to be held accountable for supplying misleading information to the public (or with-holding information, in the case of Obama).

If the "Fairness Doctrine" is put into place, it will only get worse.