On November 4th, 2008, we witnessed millions of Americans were shocked, but not surprised, that a man of Barack Obama's limited experience, who is extremely Liberal, and has radical associations could be elected President of the United States. For many of these Americans, we knew how he won. It's the mainstream media, who simply refused to do their job to vet him, being completely entranced with Obama.
On Election Day twelve Obama voters were interviewed extensively right after they voted to learn how the news media impacted their knowledge of what occurred during the campaign. These voters were chosen for their apparent intelligence, verbal abilities and willingness to express their opinions to a large audience. Even though these twelve Obama supports fail miserably, this small sample was integrated into a broader poll by Zogby, who polled high school graduates and college graduates.
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)
Therefore, on Election Day, the reason why Obama won the election is because stupid voters voted for him. I mean, there were lots and lots of stupid voters who voted for someone that would have failed this Zogby poll.