[lbo-talk] American Idiocracy redux

Doug Henwood dhenwood at panix.com
Sat Apr 30 10:52:28 PDT 2011

On Apr 30, 2011, at 11:39 AM, Wojtek S wrote:

> http://www.gallup.com/poll/147338/Americans-Blame-Wasteful-Government-Spending-Deficit.aspx
> [WS:] It seems that most Americans believe in flat earth economics.
> In this light, Obama's administration should be admired for their
> heroic stand against the idiocy of the American popular "wisdom."

The question is also very tendentiously worded, using the word "wasteful." If they'd asked specific questions, e.g. about Medicare and SS, you'd have gotten very different results. I'm surprised Gallup did this - I might take it up with the AAPORites.


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