PIPA poll: Majority of Bush supporters misinformed


Even after the final report of Charles Duelfer to Congress saying that Iraq did not have a significant WMD program, 72% of Bush supporters continue to believe that Iraq had actual WMD (47%) or a major program for developing them (25%). Fifty-six percent assume that most experts believe Iraq had actual WMD and 57% also assume, incorrectly, that Duelfer concluded Iraq had at least a major WMD program. Kerry supporters hold opposite beliefs on all these points.

Similarly, 75% of Bush supporters continue to believe that Iraq was providing substantial support to al Qaeda, and 63% believe that clear evidence of this support has been found. Sixty percent of Bush supporters assume that this is also the conclusion of most experts, and 55% assume, incorrectly, that this was the conclusion of the 9/11 Commission. Here again, large majorities of Kerry supporters have exactly opposite perceptions.

I coulda told you this without a poll. Anyone who still supports Bush obviously isn’t paying much attention.

Oh they are paying attention.

They’re just denying the evidence they don’t like. It’s human mentality, really.

Most of 'em know the truth, but like any good fanboy, they aren’t gonna ADMIT it in front of their rivals.

QT3 poll: most QT3 regulars in the P&R forum could legitimately change their forum nicknames to “Captain Obvious”. :P

… and others “Captain Oblivious”.