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Stupid voters

Vanderbilt University in Nashville recently conducted a poll that measured, amongst other things, the Tennessee Public's negative feelings about "Common Core." Most respondents identified themselves as Republicans. Fully, 46 percent of those polled had negative feelings about "Common Core." When the same people were asked if there should be national education standards for high school students, only 34 percent disapproved. According to Vanderbilt, the two questions were posed in such a way that both guestions addressed the same issue. The only difference was that the term "Common Core" received a much higher disapproval rate while the guestion content was the same. Recently Professor Jonathan Gruber of MIT started a firestorm of critical comments when he referred to "Voter Stupidity." Since the majority of respondents in the Vanderbilt Poll identified themselves as Republicans, we can only surmise that these Republican voters were uninformed, easily manipulated, and stupid. Looks like Jonathan Gruber hit the nail on the head!
 

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The GOP has worked hard to tie the "Common Core" label to Obama: that's all that's going on here. Low-information voters who are way too trusting of their party's propaganda.
 

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It would be nice to see the exact questions.
 

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While you're patting yourself on the back, consider this: Gruber didn't identify a party in his statement.

In addition, you're implying that only an idiot would be OK with a concept but not be OK if it wasn't implemented to his liking. I'm guessing that by that measure, almost any person asked would be considered an idiot by this incredibly stupid standard.
 

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LagerHead;bt2950 said:
While you're patting yourself on the back, consider this: Gruber didn't identify a party in his statement.

In addition, you're implying that only an idiot would be OK with a concept but not be OK if it wasn't implemented to his liking. I'm guessing that by that measure, almost any person asked would be considered an idiot by this incredibly stupid standard.
Voter stupidity can be universal but in the instance of the Vanderbilt study, the participants identified themselves as Republicans. I think you know what the point is, or maybe you don't.
 
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