Public Policy Polling [pdf] released a poll today with a sample of 909 voters taken from August 14th to 17th. The margin of error is +/-3.3%.
Q3 Do you think the government should stay out of Medicare?
Not Sure 15%
“…One poll question indicative of how difficult it is to gain public understanding on a complicated issue asked if respondents thought the government should ‘stay out of Medicare,’ something inherently impossible. 39% said yes…”
A satirical sign held by a pro health care reform activist after Senator Claire McCaskill’s town hall in Hillsboro, Missouri on August 11th. Evidently the satire is lost on 39% of the voters in this country.
Q5 Do you think Barack Obama was born in the United States?
Not Sure 14%
It all adds up.
Stupidity may be inherited, but ignorance is a personal choice.