October 22nd, 2004

leverage team carnival

They're not stupid, they're "less knowledgeable"

I woke up in all kinds of pain this morning. I don't know what position I slept in, but my neck and shoulders are hella sore and advil is just not cutting it. Plus my left foot randomly hurt, but at least that mystery pain went away after a half an hour.

In other news, it's still hot. And humid. Grrrr. Yes, I'm cranky, why do you ask?

Since I'm in such a crappy mood, I'm gonna talk about politics, 'cause that's sure to improve my outlook.

There's a new, scary-ass poll out from the University of Maryland (aptly titled "The Separate Realities of Bush and Kerry Supporters") that found Bush supporters "are less knowledgeable about the president's foreign policy positions and are more likely to be mistaken about factual issues in world affairs than voters who back (Kerry)."

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This, on the heels of a recent Middle Tennessee State University poll that concluded that "a close look at five key domestic agenda items suggests that Tennesseans as a group hardly qualify as well-informed and ideologically consistent policy wonks. On four of the five issues, only about half of a given candidate’s supporters hold opinions consistent with those of the candidate."

And if that weren't scary enough, the Washington Post is reporting that Nader's share of the vote in six swing states (Iowa, Florida, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Maine and New Hampshire) exceeds the thin margin separating Bush and Kerry, according to aggregates of nine recent polls compiled by the Web site RealClear Politics.

Screw it, I'm going to get my hair done. The country may be spiraling down the drain, but at least I can feel pretty.
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