On average, do you think that people in the opposing political party are less intelligent than you? (UQ)
My gosh. We respect you, so respect us! Goodness...
Also, does anyone here understand that Obama wants our country to default and has literally raised the debt more then any president in history. Also why are food-stamps at an all time high if the unemployment rate is the lowest since 2008? That makes sense?
I wouldn't say either is less intelligent, but each is more close minded/ignorant.
Examples: democrats support freedom of speech, yet condemn that speech when the opinion is different. Republicans refuse to see social issues from the liberal point of view.
Overall, I say dems bc they manipulate
yes. younger too
We need a question on humility.
Dems are either very high education or low education. Reps usually form the middle.
I would not say that republicans are less intelligent but more naive. :)
If you are either Republican or Democrat, than you are definitely less intelligent than me.
Not so much less intelligent, but I think a large percentage of them is too uninformed to be voting
Anyone would voted for Bush 2.0 who would follow the same policies that created most if the deficit fall under the category you're trying to put Obama voters in.
I voted no. I do think, however, that a lot of people on the opposing side who choose to open their mouths are misguided. I'd LIKE, one day, to have an intelligent political discussion with someone who knows what they're talking about. Then again, could partially be due to my age.
I would say you shouldn't say something like that because I am a Christian who has no animosity toward Atheists.
Kinda shot myself in the foot there
Oops. More smarter. My bad! ;)
Before the election 70% of America was saying economy was their biggest concern in the election.I think anyone who would voluntarily put Obama back in the office after he doubled the national debt in half the time of bush needs to rethink some things. $862 billion of wasted stimulus sure didnt help.
I have friends that have extremely different political views from me, and some are even smarter than me.
Also, the fact we cal all have a full-blown political discussion and not argue and yell and scream at each other for having a different view, says something as well.
I wouldn't say less intelligent exactly. Just less logical.
AND the dems. 2 parties of sheep.
I'm a Libertarian; I know so!
To be honest, since I tend to think religious people are less intelligent, and those people tend to be repubs... Yes, I do find them less intelligent.
Without the TEA Party, the GOP would've tanked in 2010, and wouldn't have had any sort of respectable turnout this year. The TEA Party is the GOP's life support right now. And if they raise taxes, they're politically dead, because the TEAParty will pull the plug.
I've been boycotting JC Penney since she got hired as their spokesman. Haven't bought a thing from them since.
Less intelligent, hmmm...Maybe not less intelligent, but not as far down the path of merging history and logic to understand the present. Definitely less logical, and less grounded in history.
Yup - sums up Repubs in a nutshell
Me more smart me think good
Nuwriter, have a look at which states turn a profit on fed money and which pay more than they get. That aside, we all get fed benefits: mortgage deductions, oil company tax breaks, farm subsidies, sweetheart leases for using fed land. The list is endless & bipartisan.
Equal intelligence with blinders on.
The poll doesn't ask which political party is smarter. Now I wonder which party has better reading comprehension.
Tilton, it's called an analogy.
@New York It's getting tougher to be independent. My votes have been all over the map, but recently more democratic. I'm angry at repubs for fielding candidates like Paladino, W and Willard. They have taken away my choices. Look at that clown car during the primaries; Bachman. Perry, Cain, et. al.
you guys do realize that this argument is an example of how opposing parties BOTH act immoral toward each other... don't you?
As a libertarian I think you're all nuts and you have more in common than you think. The "small government Republicans" and "anti war Democrats" all disappear once they take office.
Time for a better option.
Liberal = Free and independent. Look it up. Standard education has nothing to do with what's taught. It helps measure test scores from state to state. Soldiers or "government employees" are paid with our taxes, you calling our troops greedy? Be Careful with what you say moron!
I may not know everything about government, but I make up for it in math, science, and reading comprehension. Am I less intelligent than someone just because I don't know everything they do? I am sure I know things they do not know.
Would you be shocked to learn that some right wingers never watch FOX News? I'm as far right as they come without being anarchists and I steer clear of those phony news sources.
And people who think Bush was conservative...
That's because intellectuals want to plan society with all their wisdom. But these anointed would have no place in a free society as free societies are not planned, so of course they're Dems.
Yes otherwise they'd be libertarians too
At least a few states are still respectful of people with opposite political views.
You don't sound very independent to me.
Because institutional education determines intelligence?
I thin you are right <----- no period either
sounds like someone is a little defensive.
Haha thanks for stepping in for me there, Jonny. He's obviously insulting someone a tad smarter than he is (at math, at least!)
So W is a moron. This may be true. But Obama has essentially continued all of his policies, and enhanced many of them. What does that make Obama?
And not because they all benefit from government jobs, subsidies and handouts? Nor the fact that their professors are overwhelmingly liberal? Or the fact that government has control over the university system in the country?
Business people get their money by producing some good or service that people use.
Government employees get their money through coercive taxation. That's greed, and that's corruption.
Education is a wonderful thing - when it's free of state control. Do we have that?
Transam, too funny. You think liberals want people to think freely? This is why they push for standardized education, and seek to keep anyone who disagrees with the party line out of education.
You think liberals aren't greedy and corrupt? How stupid can you be?
Or that the Sun creates heat?