Here's a survey that tells us what we already know: Republicans are smarter than Democrats. Yes, that's old news, but it sure is nice to see it in print. In particular, I'm talking about a new survey by the Pew Research Center which quizzed respondents on their political knowledge. And those elitist, ivory tower liberals think they are so smart!
As noted in the survey, "Republicans fare substantially better than Democrats on several questions in the survey, as is typically the case in surveys about political knowledge."
The largest gaps are in awareness of which party is more supportive of reducing the size and scope of the federal government (30 points) and which party is more conservative (28 points).
Republicans also are 21 percentage points more likely than Democrats to know that the GOP is more supportive of drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
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.
Only 54% of Democrats surveyed knew that Abraham Lincoln was a Republican. Only 59% of Democrats know that Nancy Pelosi is one of them.
What's really stunning is that when asked which party is generally more supportive of "reducing the size of the federal government," only 46% of Democrats knew the answer. That means 54% either didn't know or thought that the Democrats are generally more supportive of smaller government. Are you kidding me?
Has the spin and media bias become so thick that Democrats don't even know that they are the kings of big government? Obama has added more to the debt than all presidents combined. Come on!
Dive into the survey and let me know what you think. Questions are also broken down by age and education as well. Are Republicans really smarter than Democrats?