Skip to comments.Survey Sheds Light on Democratic Policy Preferences
Posted on 12/12/2007 3:01:36 PM PST by John Semmens
A recent poll conducted by the Gallup organization discovered that Republicans are significantly more likely than Democrats to rate their mental health as excellent. According to a November Gallup Health and Healthcare poll, fifty-eight percent of Republicans report having excellent mental health, compared to 43 percent of independents and 38 percent of Democrats. This relationship between party identification and reports of excellent mental health persists even within categories of income, age, gender, church attendance, and education."
It makes perfect sense when you think about it, said Gallup Vice-President Aaron Keene. Given the dismal history of government performance in so many areas--the rampant waste, fraud and abuse that attends virtually every government program--only the mentally deranged could advocate expanding the scope and authority of the public sector. Yet, this is precisely what we see from the leaders of the Democratic Party.
Keene said his firm doesnt have enough data to determine whether these Democratic leaders are mentally ill themselves or are just pandering to their constituency. Its hard to say, Keene said. On the one hand, someone like Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) makes a strong case for leaders sharing the ills of Democratic voters. On the other hand, someone like former President Clinton appears to be a very agile panderer.
Keene held out hope that some of the latest brain-scan technology might eventually be used to help separate the loons from the liars. Of course, either way, its still scary that such a large percentage of voters have such poor mental health.
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