Republicans are viewed as Smarter
Democrats are viewed as Smarter
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
[QUOTE=Ryan5;1064509329]Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?
I don't know about perception but the truth is Democrats are considerably smarter. It doesn't take a rocket science to look at the education systems and the intelligence of the states that are Regressive power houses and compare them to the states that are Democratic , to answer that question. I believe that regressive gear their party rhetoric to that lower IQ( we will say intelligent) and that is the reason they are against education in this country. They need dumb voters to stay in power.
I think both parties are useless.
But if someone put a gun to my head, I would guess the average IQ of a Dem is higher then the average IQ of a Rep...with lots of exceptions.
However, I think Dems are - on average - more arrogant/condescending then Reps...again, with lots of exceptions.
Last edited by DA60; 04-09-15 at 01:20 AM.
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Frankly, it probably depends on what kinds of Republicans and Democrats you're talking here about more than anything else.
Take the study that was referenced on the first page, for example. The majority of the population is white, and where white demographics are concerned, Left Wing ideological leans tend to dominate the Middle Class twenty-something urban college educated crowd, because Left Wing ideological views dominate Middle Class youth culture in general.
"Conservative" young whites tend to be rural more often than not, lower class, and less well educated.
Sooo... Yes. Obviously, it makes sense to assume that "Liberal" young whites would probably score a bit higher than "Conservative" young whites where IQ is concerned, simply because higher IQs tend to follow from higher social class, and greater education.
That does not mean, however, that a college educated "Young Republican" type will score any lower than their Liberal counterparts. It simply means that the sample is skewed, because they are something of a minority.
I would also add that this situation is in many regards reversed when it comes minority demographics. Often, the least wealthy and least educated among their numbers are staunchly Liberal (at least politically), where the the Middle Classes actually trend more Conservative by way of comparison.
Last edited by Gathomas88; 04-09-15 at 12:50 PM.