POLL: Republicans Shown Smarter Than Democrats
by James Denison - 4/11/12 7:02 PM
LOL, you gotta love it!
There is only one policy question - which party is more supportive of
cutting defense spending - on which Democrats are more knowledgeable
than Republicans. Two-thirds of Democrats (67%) identify the Democratic
Party as being more supportive of reducing the size of the defense
budget, compared with 59% of Republicans.
Independents also are less knowledgeable than Republicans about the
parties' positions on a number of issues and the affiliation of some
political leaders. Notably, independents (71%) are less likely than
Republicans (85%) or Democrats (84%) to know that John F. Kennedy was a
The partisan gaps in knowledge are at least partly a consequence of demographic differences.