Are American voters actually just stupid? A new poll suggests the answer may be “yes”
ABC News poll suggests that if we ran the election all over again, Trump would still win — by more. What gives?
Yes, of course, Salon:
Among surveyed Americans who say they voted in the 2016 election, 46 percent say they voted for Hillary Clinton and 43 percent for Trump — very close to the 2-point margin in the popular vote. However, while Trump would retain almost all of his support if the election were held again today (96 percent), fewer of Clinton’s supporters say they’d stick with her (85 percent), producing a 40-43 percent Clinton-Trump result in a hypothetical redo among self-reported 2016 voters.
The findings from this new poll are troubling. But they should not come as a surprise.
Political scientists and other researchers have repeatedly documented that the American public does not have a sophisticated knowledge of political matters.
That’s the way to do it laddie. Just keep telling them out there they’re all ignorant rubes and they’ll come around to your point of view in no time.