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Take the Political IQ Test...
Reaganite Republican ^ | February 01, 2011 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 02/01/2011 6:24:38 AM PST by Reaganite Republican

-and see if you're any better than the average idiot!


This is a terrific test, albeit a couple months dated... very enlightening. But not in a good way... the pitiful results betray the fact that a solid majority of Americans have absolutely no idea what's going on in this country.

80% of the voting public doesn't have a clue
and got less than half right!

This goes some ways towards explaining how a shady post-turtle like Barack Obama found his way into the Oval Office- and how the public can continue to be so easily manipulated by the thoroughly-discredited MSM hacks that endeavor to prop him up.

And there are no trick questions here - just a very simple test to see if you are current on your information.

It's only a dozen questions... but NO Googling during the test, kids~

I just took it and got two wrong, I'll admit... but that's still good-enough to put me in the 94%tile, what does that tell you about the American voter today...

Click here:

-Test Your News IQ- 
Pew Research Center

More at Reaganite Republican


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: iq; politics; test; voters

1 posted on 02/01/2011 6:24:49 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican
I missed #11, which is the biggest part of the budget. I put medicare...

Mike

2 posted on 02/01/2011 6:30:13 AM PST by MichaelP ("Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Got 11. Missed the “TARP money paid back” question.


3 posted on 02/01/2011 6:32:48 AM PST by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Heading, with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: MichaelP

I did exactly the same!


4 posted on 02/01/2011 6:33:12 AM PST by JPG (Work for conservative change like your country depended on it.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Got all 12 right. Yay me.


5 posted on 02/01/2011 6:33:45 AM PST by Abin Sur
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To: Reaganite Republican

I missed the one about the three branches of government. I put “Congress, the Senate, and the President.” ;o)


6 posted on 02/01/2011 6:34:50 AM PST by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Huh? Interesting test. I missed the one about TRAP. I though I just read that less than half of the money had been paid back, guess I was wrong (otherwise I would have gotten them all correct).


7 posted on 02/01/2011 6:36:03 AM PST by svcw (God doesn't show up in our time, but He shows up on time)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Isn’t political IQ an oxymoron?


8 posted on 02/01/2011 6:36:23 AM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: mbynack

Who are you Schumer? ;)


9 posted on 02/01/2011 6:37:05 AM PST by svcw (God doesn't show up in our time, but He shows up on time)
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To: Reaganite Republican

I missed #12, as I have no idea what Google’s search platform is.


10 posted on 02/01/2011 6:39:39 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Woo Hoo Got all 12 correct.


11 posted on 02/01/2011 6:40:31 AM PST by Qwackertoo (New Day In America November 03, 2010)
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To: Reaganite Republican
I did the quiz, and it reported two of my answers wrong. I said that "less than half of the TARP was repaid", and the results page showed that I had answered "more than half" which is the wrong answer.

It also showed that I had checked "national defense" as the biggest expense in the fed budget, which is also wrong.

I paged back through the quiz and checked my clicks, just to verify that I hadn't checked those particular radio buttons, and my answers still showed as I had made them. They just didn't come through to the results page.

My answer on TARP was a guess, but the rest of them were not.

12 posted on 02/01/2011 6:40:39 AM PST by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: Little Ray
"Got 11. Missed the “TARP money paid back” question."

Exactly the same here. I thought it was "less than half."

13 posted on 02/01/2011 6:45:38 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: MichaelP

Me too, and for the same reason


14 posted on 02/01/2011 6:49:20 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Little Ray

Yep, that’s the second one I botched...


15 posted on 02/01/2011 6:50:18 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: mbynack

ha ha, same as Sen. Schmucky lol


16 posted on 02/01/2011 6:51:56 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

Me three, same reason.


17 posted on 02/01/2011 6:57:27 AM PST by SupplySider
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To: MichaelP

To be fair, medicaid and medicare were about 20% of the budget, while defense was 23%. Social Security was 20% and tarp was 4%.

So SS + Medicare and caid = 43% of our 2009 budget. Defense is getting cut (a foolish move) to counter the exponential growth in SS, medicare and medicaid. I suspect that the question was politically motivated and the answer won’t be updated next year when the correct answer will be SS +. If they insist on keeping the Great Society programs separated, then we should split defense into Army, Navy, Air Force and other.


18 posted on 02/01/2011 6:57:35 AM PST by cizinec
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To: thulldud

That’s very odd - the same thing happened to me, same questions. Otherwise, I would have had 12 for 12, even if a couple of them were only educated guesses.


19 posted on 02/01/2011 7:04:03 AM PST by OldNewYork
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To: Reaganite Republican

Only 11 right. :(


20 posted on 02/01/2011 7:04:13 AM PST by WellyP
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To: MichaelP

Same as you.


21 posted on 02/01/2011 7:04:18 AM PST by w4women ("All great change begins at the dinner table". Ronald Reagan)
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To: Reaganite Republican
Frightening.

The Freepers get 1 or 2 "wrong" and are in shock. The rest of those taking the test "fail" miserably. Apparently, one could get half of the answers wrong and still be in the 70th percentile!

We got a problem. And, we also have an explanation as to how we got The Mombasa Moonbeam as POTUS.

22 posted on 02/01/2011 7:08:25 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (America might survive Obama. It cannot survive those who vote for him)
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To: MichaelP
I missed #11, which is the biggest part of the budget. I put medicare...

Moi aussi!

ML/NJ

23 posted on 02/01/2011 7:14:35 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: mbynack
I missed the one about the three branches of government. I put “Congress, the Senate, and the President".

Good one.

The only reason I got the humor here is that Jay Leno ran a five-second tape of Schumer saying it. I saw it nowhere else.

Now, if Palin had said it, it would have been featured on every news channel constantly for the next two years.

24 posted on 02/01/2011 7:27:32 AM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern, you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: ought-six

Me too, that’s the one I missed. I use a cheapie cell phone and cell phone plan that makes calls, sends texts and that’s it. I’m not “smart” when it comes to “smart phones” :)


25 posted on 02/01/2011 7:32:37 AM PST by dawn53
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To: MichaelP

Me too. The rest of the answers are tattooed on my brain as I watch the disaster of the O administration. Wish I could just ignore the news but it’s just too scary.


26 posted on 02/01/2011 7:34:48 AM PST by JimSEA
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To: Kenny Bunk

I am sad to say, i am a dumb freeper, i got three wrong! Since when is National Defense the largest part of the budget? are they including things like Pelosi’s plane rides? missed the Tarp and the Android, so sounds like while not as good, still have the same level, i think it is due to test taking anxiety!


27 posted on 02/01/2011 7:37:03 AM PST by Docbarleypop
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To: Reaganite Republican

Only missed part of TARP repaid
and what the govmt spends most on. I ans medicare.


28 posted on 02/01/2011 7:42:08 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Abin Sur

only means you believe propoganda...

I refuse to keep track of their lies...


29 posted on 02/01/2011 7:45:49 AM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: Abin Sur

only means you believe propoganda...

I refuse to keep track of their lies...


30 posted on 02/01/2011 7:46:01 AM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: Abin Sur

only means you believe propoganda...

I refuse to keep track of their lies...


31 posted on 02/01/2011 7:46:12 AM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

A good question would be to name the three branches of government and ask every Senator to answer it.


32 posted on 02/01/2011 7:46:16 AM PST by CharacterCounts (November 4, 2008 - the day America drank the Kool-Aid)
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To: Docbarleypop
Relax. No one is happy with the official answers on a number of the questions. The weird thing is that 70% of those taking the dumb quiz got more than HALF the answers wrong.

In school, you would have gotten 9/12... good for 75% or a C+, but grading on the curve, you get A-! And I know you were up all night with Sallie Sue and were not expecting a surprise quiz in Social Studies this morning!

Pa is going to see that you are in the 80th percentile on your report card and will lend you the car this Saturday night.

33 posted on 02/01/2011 7:47:54 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (America might survive Obama. It cannot survive those who vote for him)
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To: svcw

Yeah, a couple of “trick questions” here, I think. Like “according to the government...” :)


34 posted on 02/01/2011 7:53:03 AM PST by ElayneJ
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To: ElayneJ

Good point, then I am going with I got them all correct.


35 posted on 02/01/2011 7:55:54 AM PST by svcw (God doesn't show up in our time, but He shows up on time)
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To: thulldud

“More than half” and “national defense” were the correct answers. It is showing you what the correct answers were.


36 posted on 02/01/2011 7:57:35 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: svcw

Me too! (missed 3, accoring to them!)


37 posted on 02/01/2011 7:59:05 AM PST by ElayneJ
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
“More than half” and “national defense” were the correct answers. It is showing you what the correct answers were.

Oooh, ok, thanks for the reply.

38 posted on 02/01/2011 8:05:53 AM PST by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Missed one here!


39 posted on 02/01/2011 9:25:45 AM PST by Flamenco Lady
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To: Reaganite Republican

Bummer, I missed 2: The budget and tarp questions (I thought that the biggest part of the budget was interest, and that less than 1/2 of the tarp funds had been paid back.)

Mark


40 posted on 02/01/2011 10:15:46 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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