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    3 14.29%
  • Democrats are viewed as Smarter

    18 85.71%
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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    They're not mentally ill, they're duped, much the way a rational Western is when they overdose on illegal drugs and start to see "Jesus" around every corner. That person isn't rational. They're crazy and everyone can tell they're crazy. The difference is your average person has simply been duped into thinking they have to adopt a lie.
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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    You are right in at least one area. Conservatives are very protective of their "right" to be bigots and the left refuses to let them. Somtimes people need to be dragged kicking and screaming into the future. Bigotry will not survive the 21st century in the USA at least and it is the lefts "fault".
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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?
    Perceived by whom?
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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

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    Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?
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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    [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.

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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    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.
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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    Yes, they do. Provided that their families can donate enough for the school to build a new science wing or stadium.
    Now you are talking more than wealth. There are very few whose mothers build a wing at Harvard for an MBA. It does happen, but the drudge of political career will uusually be less their cup of tea. Most of our recent Presidents have not of such breeding.

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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    Quote Originally Posted by catch22 View Post
    There are smart academic liberals and smart conservative businessman. There's also dumb people on both sides. No way to measure which side is smarter so I'll call it a chalk.
    There's been plenty of research and testing on this.
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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Now you are talking more than wealth. There are very few whose mothers build a wing at Harvard for an MBA. It does happen, but the drudge of political career will uusually be less their cup of tea. Most of our recent Presidents have not of such breeding.
    You're kidding, right? The Bush family has been considered upper class for at least 4 to 5 generations.
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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    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.
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