Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Relatively solid proof that people are stupid

TPM Election Central: "The new CBS/New York Times poll gives Barack Obama a 45%-39% lead over John McCain among registered voters, a margin unchanged from the 48%-42% lead he had a month ago. Meanwhile, both candidates have come to be viewed as flip-floppers: Barack Obama is seen as having changed his views in order to get elected by 56% of voters, and 51% say the same thing about John McCain."

Those are terrifying numbers. Some of the blame falls on the press, but like Kent Brockman I'm putting the blame squarely on you, the viewer. I don't believe it's the most important criteria for president, but there's just no excuse for a voting population that pays any attention at all to think that Obama has changed his views more than McCain.

Of course poll after poll finds that voters overwhelmingly favor Obama's position on Iraq, but trust McCain more on Iraq, so I guess it shouldn't be surprising.

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