Thursday, May 12, 2016

You can't fix ignorance if it doesn't want to be fixed

There continues to be a lot of misinformation about what has happened during Obama's time in office. 43% of voters think the unemployment rate has increased while Obama has been President, to only 49% who correctly recognize that it has decreased. And 32% of voters think the stock market has gone down during the Obama administration, to only 52% who correctly recognize that it has gone up. In both cases Democrats and independents are correct in their understanding of how things have changed since Obama became President, but Republicans claim by a 64/27 spread that unemployment has increased and by a 57/27 spread that the stock market has gone down. Link

For the record, unemployment is WAY down and the stock market is WAY up.

This explains some of the disconnect with Republicans for whom Obama can't do anything right. It's not opinion based in reality, but it makes sense knowing that they just don't care about facts. 

But then, we already knew that.

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