Ziegler’s “How Obama got elected” video and poll confirmed

On Nov. 18, I wrote over at Conservative247 about John Ziegler’s poll and video posted at How Obama Got Elected. Hat tip to Ed at Hot Air who highlights Ziegler’s – not really needed – vindication efforts.

Here are some of the results from the new poll.


  • 35% of McCain voters got 10 or more of 13 questions correct.
  • 18% of Obama voters got 10 or more of 13 questions correct.
  • McCain voters knew which party controls congress by a 63-27 margin.
  • Obama voters got the “congressional control” question wrong by 43-41.
  • Those that got “congressional control” correct voted 56-43 for McCain.
  • Those that got “congressional control” wrong voted 65-35 for Obama.

As I mentioned on Nov. 18…

It certainly is probable that voters who blindly vote Republican are almost as uninformed as those who blindly voted Obama.

I was correct in my assumption since only a third of McCain voters scored 10 out of 13 correct, but remember that Ziegler was really interested in how media bias moved citizens to vote for one candidate or another. I think he has proven his point.

Since Zogby was not interested in doing the second poll, Wilson Research Strategies was commissioned for the new poll asking the same questions – slightly tweaked. The full PDF with results is available.

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Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.

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