Yes I know I have to wait until 11/06/2012 for change. This previous election will be studied for years. The media was more slanted in this election than in anytime during MY lifetime. Take 10 minutes of your life and watch this video. Obama supporters were asked the same 12 political questions. Many of the answers were from fake news shows and election spoofs (like Saturday night live) and not from the actual candidates. I truly believe Obama won due to the media slant towards him and away from McCain. Obama won because he was almost always presented in a positive light on news storys and fake news shows (like The Daily Show a heavily anti-republican show with a high percentage of viewers age 18-35).
For those that don't want to watch, few could name which party Nancy Pelosi belonged to but they could name who could see Russia from their house (which Palin never said.....it was a spoof on Saturday Night Live)
512 Obama Voters 11/13/08-11/15/08 MOE +/- 4.4 points - Poll done by Zogby.
97.1% High School Graduate or higher, 55% College Graduates
Results to 12 simple Multiple Choice Questions
57.4% could NOT correctly say which party controls congress (50/50 shot just by guessing)
71.8% could NOT correctly say Joe Biden quit a previous campaign because of plagiarism (25% chance by guessing)
82.6% could NOT correctly say that Barack Obama won his first election by getting opponents kicked off the ballot (25% chance by guessing)
88.4% could NOT correctly say that Obama said his policies would likely bankrupt the coal industry and make energy rates skyrocket (25% chance by guessing)
56.1% could NOT correctly say Obama started his political career at the home of two former members of the Weather Underground (25% chance by guessing).
Only 13.7% failed to identify Sarah Palin as the person on which their party spent $150,000 in clothes
Only 6.2% failed to identify Palin as the one with a pregnant teenage daughter
And 86.9 % thought that Palin said that she could see Russia from her "house," even though that was Tina Fey who said that!!
Only 2.4% got at least 11 correct.
Only .5% got all of them correct. (And we "gave" one answer that was technically not Palin, but actually Tina Fey)