Wednesday, December 03, 2008

If you listen to talk radio or watch Fox....

John Zigler had Zogby do a survey on Obama's voters and their knowledge of the candidates. Zogby refused to do a survey on McCain voters because he got the heat from the MSM. HT to Hot Air here with the McCain voters knowledge:
When John Ziegler first launched his website, How Obama Got Elected, his poll showing that Obama voters appeared ignorant of the campaign issues touched off a heated controversy over the results. Ziegler offered a double-or-nothing challenge to anyone who wanted to fund another Zogby survey of McCain voters, but Zogby dropped out of the project instead. Now John is back with a new survey — and it verifies the first:

The 12 “Zogby” questions were duplicated, one on the Keating scandal was added for extra balance. The results from Obama voters were virtually IDENTICAL in both polls.

Here are 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.

Voters who were more informed tended to get their information from Fox News channel or listen to right wing talk radio. Voters who got their information from the alphabet channels or MSNBC or CNN were not as well informed.
Talk radio listeners and Fox News viewers answered that correctly far more often than any of the others. MS-NBC viewers actually answered that better than CNN viewers, but network news consumers did the worst. CNN and network news viewers couldn't’t even get a majority of their consumers educated enough to answer that fairly simple question.

I’d say that Ziegler gets his vindication. Be sure to read all of the data, including the crosstabs from Wilson Strategies.

Ed at Hot Air noted that Obama voters are not "Stupid" and I want to state that also. It just they are not informed because the information they should be getting is not being covered by ABC, NBC, CBS. MSNBC was little bit better than CNN. But If you got your information from FOX or talk radio you got more coverage and less filter. Clearly the MSN was chiming for Dem's and Obama and any Republican or McCain info was not covered as much.

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