This is very important to consider. The point isn’t just finding people who were woefully uninformed. That would be like shooting fish in a barrel and could be done with voters from either party.
It was that they were completely uninformed about Obama, Reid, Pelosi, etc. while they knew lots about Sarah Palin – and generally not the truth, but rather the falsehoods and exaggerations communicated by the mainstream media.
Also, when asked questions about negative things (Obama and the 57 states, Bill Ayers, Biden and plagiarism, Obama and bankrupting the coal industry, etc.) they almost always attributed them to McCain or Palin. The 18-to-1 bias against Palin by the Big 3 obviously had a big impact.
The people interviewed were generally wrong across the board:
- Ignorance of basic facts such as which party currently controls Congress
- Believing lies about Republicans
- Unaware of the truth about Obama / Biden
It was an ugly but very successful hat trick for the media.
See some statistics here, such as how 86.9 % of those polled thought that Palin said that she could see Russia from her “house,” even though came from Tina Fey, while “81.8% could NOT correctly say Joe Biden quit a previous campaign because of plagiarism (25% chance by guessing).”
It is funny and painful. Watch it all.
P.S. Is it me, or is the Obama song really, really creepy?