- Dec 29, 2020
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Are trump supporters less intelligent than Republicans from 2014? According to a 2018 study by Tel Aviv University, on average, they are. Their results showed that the 2016 election had less to do with party affiliation, income or education, and more to do with cognitive ability. "After taking into account participants' party affiliation, the researchers found intellectual ability was a strong predictor of attitudes toward the two major candidates in 2016. Specifically, they found "clear negative relationships of verbal ability and education with attitude toward Trump.". This coincides with what many liberals here on this board have suspected for a long time. It's nor Republicans that are "intellectually challenged".... Specifically, it's trump supporters.
New research reports Trump voters were more likely to perform poorly on a test of intellectual ability.
Some readers say it has to do with intelligence and knowledge gained, while others point to a whole host of factors that could be at play.