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How Obama Got Elected Follow Up

John on December 4, 2008 at 9:20 am

John Ziegler took a lot of heat for his previous poll/interview. The claim was made that the poll was unfair because it only interviewed Obama voters. Ziegler responded by offereing to pay for a companion poll if it failed to show that McCain voters were better informed.

In any case, he decided to run a follow up poll himself. The results showed pretty much what you’d think:

35 % of McCain voters got 10 or more of 13 questions correct.

18% of Obama voters got 10 or more of 13 questions correct.

McCain voters knew which party controls congress by a 63-27 margin.

Obama voters got the “congressional control” question wrong by 43-41.

Those that got “congressional control” correct voted 56-43 for McCain.

Those that got “congressional control” wrong voted 65-35 for Obama.

The poll also asked voters to name all the media sources from which they got information.

Those “exposed” to Fox News got “congressional control” correct 64-25 (+39)

Those “exposed” to CNN got “congressional control” correct 48-38 (+10)

Those “exposed” to Network news got “congressional control” correct 48-39 (+9)

Those “exposed” to print media got “congressional control” correct 52-37 (+15)

Those “exposed” to MSNBC got “congressional control” correct 55-35 (+20)

Those “exposed” to talk radio got “congressional control” correct 61-29 (+32)

Voters in the “South” had the best response rate on “congressional control” (+22)

Voters in the “Northeast” had the worst response rate on “congressional control” (+9)

And one more:

Those “exposed” to MSNBC “scored” 90% correct on the three Palin questions (including an incredible 98% on the “pregnant teenage daughter” question), while those not “exposed” to MSNBC averaged 84% correct on those three questions.

Click over for the rest of the results. Also, Ed Morrissey at Hot Air has an audio interview with Ziegler that’s worth listening to, especially for the point he makes about midway through.

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