Yet another new survey shows that Republican supporters know more about politics and political history than Democrats.<quoted text>
"Desperation" is a good word for it, X.
I think that's one reason they resort to such extreme tactics to silence and intimidate their opponents. They have nothing of substance.
One of the major weaknesses of the far right is that the majority of those citizens are not that well-educated or informed for one thing. And another is that they haven't had the experience with either thinking about or discussing political theories. The liberals/Democrats have been much more involved historically in politics than the average conservative. JMO mind you.
That's one reason the Internet is a God send for them. They can rely so much on Google to do their thinking for them, and that's why they use articles and links incessantly to make their points. Oftentimes, those articles are completely off base and irrelevant to the subject at hand too, I've noticed. But if they can find it on Google and post a link, they think it proves it's the "truth" and/or a "fact."
All they have to do is Google a key word or phrase, and if they find even ONE article from a far-right website, they think they've hit the mother lode. The Internet has actually dumbed down people's ability to reason on their own. It's sad in a way.
On eight of 13 questions about politics, Republicans outscored Democrats by an average of 18 percentage points, according to a new Pew survey titled Partisan Differences in Knowledge.
The Pew survey adds to a wave of surveys and studies showing that GOP-sympathizers are better informed, more intellectually consistent, more open-minded, more empathetic and more receptive to criticism than their fellow Americans who support the Democratic Party.
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