Utterly amazing the depth of these voter’s understanding of the election issues. Congratulations Barack Obama. These are your supporters!
How Obama Got Elected… Interviews With Obama Voters
November 16, 2008
John Ziegler Releases New Obama Voter Video/Website/Poll On “Hannity and Colmes” on November 18, 2008. How Obama Got Elected provides more details from the video and a national Zogby poll.
The purpose of the video/poll was to examine the impact of the news media on what Obama voters knew (or thought they knew) about the campaign.
As many have pondered how a man with such limited experience was able to be elected to the highest office of the land, this video disturbingly reminds America just how narrow of an understanding some of Obama’s supporters had on the issues surrounding the race.
It appears the mainstream media had quite a bit of influence, tacit or overt. These 12 voters were chosen for their willingness to participate and express their opinions, right after they had voted on November 4, 2008. It forms a small part of a larger upcoming project entitled, “Media Malpractice… How Obama Got Elected.”
But these voters were apparently representative. There was also a nationwide Zogby telephone poll done on a wider sample to obtain some statistics.
512 Obama Voters 11/13/08-11/15/08 MOE +/- 4.4 points
97.1% High School Graduate or higher, 55% College Graduates
Results to 12 simple Multiple Choice Questions
57.4% could NOT correctly say which party controls congress (50/50 shot just by guessing)
81.8% 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).
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)
Food for thought? Or more evidence of mainstream media’s complicity in catapulting their enamored candidate forward? The film, “Media Malpractice… How Obama Got Elected,” will be sure to expose and enlighten America further.
Hat tip, More Proof That We’re All Being Turned Into The Media’s Niggers at The Daily Nigger. The post and commentary is quite vivacious!
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.
“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.
“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