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Show Of Hands December 6th, 2012 12:00am

On average, do you think that people in the opposing political party are less intelligent than you? (UQ)

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JB2012 Africa
12/15/12 6:58 am

My gosh. We respect you, so respect us! Goodness...

tdubbs12
12/12/12 9:33 pm

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?

tdubbs12
12/12/12 9:29 pm

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

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Justa Illinois
12/10/12 4:51 pm

We need a question on humility.

jobosno Charlotte, NC
12/09/12 5:11 pm

Dems are either very high education or low education. Reps usually form the middle.

flobotscott88
12/09/12 1:58 pm

I would not say that republicans are less intelligent but more naive. :)

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kRaZyXmAn Voluntaryist
12/09/12 12:45 pm

If you are either Republican or Democrat, than you are definitely less intelligent than me.

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UGonnaEatThat
12/09/12 12:43 pm

Just misguided.

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bigj Milwaukee
12/09/12 12:26 pm

Not so much less intelligent, but I think a large percentage of them is too uninformed to be voting

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iBakes California
12/09/12 8:56 am

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.

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1SpecialSong New York
12/08/12 11:55 pm

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.

1SpecialSong New York
12/08/12 11:53 pm

I would say you shouldn't say something like that because I am a Christian who has no animosity toward Atheists.

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bop
12/08/12 11:17 pm

Kinda shot myself in the foot there

bop
12/08/12 11:16 pm

Oops. More smarter. My bad! ;)

meeksb11
12/08/12 8:34 pm

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.

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Sakura-chan Reading and Writing.
12/08/12 4:48 pm

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.

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bryank21
12/08/12 4:18 pm

I wouldn't say less intelligent exactly. Just less logical.

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MrWolfe Nashville
12/08/12 12:16 pm

AND the dems. 2 parties of sheep.

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joshgoinham Birmingham, Alabama
12/08/12 12:11 pm

I'm a Libertarian; I know so!

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kaik12 Twin Cities, MN
12/08/12 11:46 am

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.

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
12/08/12 11:17 am

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.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
12/08/12 11:13 am

I've been boycotting JC Penney since she got hired as their spokesman. Haven't bought a thing from them since.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
12/08/12 11:06 am

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.

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BriD Illinois
12/08/12 9:59 am

Yup - sums up Repubs in a nutshell

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pisomojado
12/08/12 8:38 am

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.

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TheAntiLib Dutchess County, NY
12/08/12 7:25 am

Equal intelligence with blinders on.

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jmofwiw
12/08/12 6:33 am

The poll doesn't ask which political party is smarter. Now I wonder which party has better reading comprehension.

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mrmc2
12/08/12 5:54 am

@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.

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cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
12/08/12 1:03 am

you guys do realize that this argument is an example of how opposing parties BOTH act immoral toward each other... don't you?

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rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
12/08/12 12:28 am

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.

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TransAm
12/08/12 12:27 am

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!

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Bolide
12/07/12 11:52 pm

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.

wiildkat Propertarian
12/07/12 11:16 pm

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.

wiildkat Propertarian
12/07/12 11:14 pm

And people who think Bush was conservative...

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wiildkat Propertarian
12/07/12 11:11 pm

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.

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wiildkat Propertarian
12/07/12 11:09 pm

Yes otherwise they'd be libertarians too

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SugarShaq
12/07/12 11:00 pm

At least a few states are still respectful of people with opposite political views.

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SugarShaq
12/07/12 10:48 pm

You don't sound very independent to me.

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SGTHOOAH
12/07/12 10:26 pm

Because institutional education determines intelligence?

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RJ1969 SoCal
12/07/12 10:18 pm

I thin you are right <----- no period either

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RJ1969 SoCal
12/07/12 10:16 pm

sounds like someone is a little defensive.

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bop
12/07/12 10:03 pm

Haha thanks for stepping in for me there, Jonny. He's obviously insulting someone a tad smarter than he is (at math, at least!)

NUwriter
12/07/12 9:11 pm

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?

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NUwriter
12/07/12 9:10 pm

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?

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NUwriter
12/07/12 9:06 pm

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?

NUwriter
12/07/12 9:04 pm

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?

NUwriter
12/07/12 9:01 pm

Or that the Sun creates heat?

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