Saturday, June 23, 2012

Poll: Most Republicans Still Believe Iraq Had WMD

Stephen Colbert said, "Reality has a liberal bias." Perhaps that explains why many conservatives believe that global warming is a hoax and President Obama is a Kenyan. A new poll reveals another certitude in the Republican worldview: Iraq had WMD. Think Progress reports:

A new poll conducted by Dartmouth government professor Benjamin Valentino found that 63 percent of Republican respondents still believe that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when the United States invaded in 2003, even though this assertion has been thoroughly debunked. In comparison, only 27 percent of independents and less than 15 percent of Democrats believed in the misinformation. Additionally, 64 percent of Republican respondents believe that President Obama was born in another country. As the Huffington Post’s Dan Froomkin notes, “this latest poll result seems to indicate a refusal — unique to the modern Republican Party — to acknowledge facts.”

3 comments:

Jon Rector, editor of the Oracle said...

"Facts? We don't need no friggin' facts, because what we'uns hears from FOX is pert near the same as the Word of God from the Freakin' Holy Bible - He said it, I believe it, end of discussion." ~ so saith the Oracle.

Happy weekend Jeff.

Jeff Tone said...

It's hard to fathom, isn't it?

Thanks, Jon.

Michael The Molar Maven said...

Scary, actually.