Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Bring on the giant meteorite

Public Policy Polling has surveyed Republican primary voters in Alabama and Mississippi. You can skip the horserace questions in the beginning and go straight to pages 3 and 4 where you will find:

45% say Barack Obama is a Muslim, 12% say he is Christian, and 41% are not sure.

21% say that interracial marriage should be illegal, and 12% are not sure.

26% say they believe in evolution, 60% say they do not, and 13% are not sure.

I must admit this forces me to struggle with the problem of representational government. There is no political communication or educational or organizing strategy that can result in these people understanding and voting in their own best interest. They are a lost cause. What is to be done?

Note: I posted this before Jed Lewison did at Kos, so there.

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