Election by Judy @ 6:34 PM

A study from the University Of Maryland shows that Bush and Kerry supporters live in very separate realities where the “truth” is vastly different. Some examples from the study:


In recent months the American public has been presented reports by the Senate Intelligence Committee, and the heads of the Iraq survey group David Kay and Charles Duelfer (chosen by the president), concluding that before the war Iraq had neither weapons of mass destruction nor even a significant program for developing them. Nonetheless, 72% of Bush supporters continued to hold to the view that Iraq had actual WMD (47%) or a major program for developing them (25%). Only 26% of Kerry supporters hold such beliefs.

[…]Though this poll was taken immediately after chief weapons inspector Charles Duelfer delivered his report to Congress on whether Iraq had WMD, a majority of Bush supporters misperceived the conclusions of his report. Fifty-seven percent believed that that he concluded that Iraq did have either
WMD (19%) or a major program for developing them (38%).

For some reason, in the face of overwhelming evidence Bush supporters continue to believe that Iraq either had or could develop WMD. Where was Iraq keeping them? Is there a lonely sand dune somewhere out there where WMD and/or a major weapons program hide? C’mon. The WMD are not there. The haven’t been there for a long, long time. There was no program. There was no threat.

Iraq and al Qaeda:

[…]Despite the report of the 9/11 Commission saying there is no evidence Iraq was providing significant support to al Qaeda, 75% of Bush supporters believe Iraq was providing substantial support to al Qaeda (30% of Kerry supporters), with 20% believing that Iraq was directly involved in 9/11. Sixty-three percent of Bush supporters even believe that clear evidence of this support has been found, while 85% of Kerry supporters believe the opposite.

Again, in the face of the evidence, Bush supporters believe that the sky is a different color. Why? Apparently because Bush keeps telling them it’s so:

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