You Will Not Read This On Lefty Blogs

Russ Steele

Our local left, likes to publish surveys that make Republicans look bad.  Power Line’s Steven Hayward brings this Pew Survey to our attention via the Daily Caller

The Daily Caller reports on a recent Pew survey that finds Republicans are better informed than Democrats on political issues:

On eight of 13 questions about politics, Republicans outscored Democrats by an average of 18 percentage points, according to a new Pew survey titled “Partisan Differences in Knowledge.”

The Pew survey adds to a wave of surveys and studies showing that GOP-sympathizers are better informed, more intellectually consistent, more open-minded, more empathetic and more receptive to criticism than their fellow Americans who support the Democratic Party.

Steven Hayward favorite factoid of the story:

A March Washington Post poll showed that Democrats were more willing to change their views about a subject to make their team look good. For example, in 2006, 73 percent of Democrats said the GOP-controlled White House could lower gas prices, but that number fell by more than half to 33 percent in 2012 once a Democrat was in the White House.

Remember when Bush and Cheney, those nasty oil guys, were responsible for high gas prices, now with Obama in the WH it is those nasty speculators. This real issue in both cases is the lack of a comprehensive national energy plan.  We cannot get there until we know there is!

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About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

2 Responses to You Will Not Read This On Lefty Blogs

  1. gjrebane says:

    Obama chasing ‘oil speculators’ is another version of idiots’ delight to appease his uninformed constituents (OK, I was going to say ‘unread sheeple’). And wasn’t there a recent poll celebrated by the leftwing that claimed Fox News watchers were more poorly informed than people (presumably of the progressive bent) getting their news from the lamestream? On RR there are several posts that confirm your report of what is continually being re-discovered about partisan knowledge bases.

  2. Brad Croul says:

    According to the article referenced below, speculation was (at least partly) responsible for the 2008 price spikes.
    Now, however, it is the improving economy (mostly, I think) that we can shake our pitchforks at for forcing us to pay more at the pump.

    http://useconomy.about.com/od/commoditiesmarketfaq/p/high_oil_prices.htm

    Conspiracy theories and opinion polls abound, and the boob-tube-educated sheeple remain uninformed.

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