Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Low Information Voters

I think we should forget about holding an election and just turn the whole thing over to American Idol.

Via C&L:

We aren’t sure whether to laugh or cringe about this one.

As the presidential candidates duked it out in [Saturday] night’s ninth Republican debate, viewers used it as a chance to familiarize themselves with the contenders who stood out to them.

Unsurprisingly, Jeb Bush – who got caught in one of the night’s biggest clashes while defending his family against Donald Trump’s criticisms – was among the candidates being looked up online.

But according to Google Trends data, it wasn’t so much Bush’s policy experience that people were interested in.

The top trending question asked about him in South Carolina was, “Is Jeb Bush related to George W. Bush?” [emphasis added]

No, he’s the brother of the guy on TV who sells the baked beans.

2 barks and woofs on “Low Information Voters

  1. Your crazy uncle who lives in SC wrote this morning that you can ask any 10 people on a street corner there the same question and you’ll get the same answer – “who?”. And they vote.

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