A Country Of Fools? Uninformed Electorate Can't Find Their Asses In Dark w/ Both Hands!
Eliminating the tax on estates? Two-thirds didn't know that's a Bush proposal.
After two years of presidential campaigning and hundreds of millions of dollars in political ads, many voters remained clueless about those and other policies, according to the survey. Annenberg analyst Kate Kenski blamed the candidates for not stressing their points of view and the news media for focusing on character assessments and the race itself.
'It's disappointing that people don't know where the candidates stand, given how much money's been spent on the campaigns,' said Kenski, a senior research analyst. 'In the absence of good information, voters guess and often guess incorrectly.' "