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Thursday, April 12, 2012

PEW Quiz on Political Parties

Someone I know sent out a PEW quiz to test one's knowledge of the political parties here in the US.

Word of the day—tendentious.
expressing or intending to promote a particular cause or point of view, esp. a controversial one: a tendentious reading of history.
But, even so, a good test of one's understanding of what the People are thinking, as understood by Pollsters.

Take the test and tell me.  So far Pat Vondal and I have scored 13 correct out of 13.

Regards  —  Cliff


Anonymous said...

13 for 13. The other word for today....especially as it applies to the current party in power.....Mendacity - the tendency to be untruthful

Craig H said...

13 for 13, though I wouldn't have guessed only 8% of people would be capable of scoring it given the straightforward nature of the questions. Maybe Lincoln being a Republican runs against intuition given the evolution of his party away from civil rights advocacy...

Renee said...

13 out of 13 too. We're also the 8% who vote in almost every election (including primaries) as well, and not just every four years.

C R Krieger said...

I am not so sure it was an evolution away from civil rights advocacy.  There was a part Native American Vice President in the 1920s, Republican, of course.

I think it was a revolution, after Lyndon B Johnson replaced John F Kennedy and Mr Johnson, a Texan, from the Deep South, decided that every American needs to be treated right, and had the political horse sense to make it happen.  That would be about 1964 or so.  I can remember living in a "Sun Down Town" in 1950s New Jersey and Levittown, PA having a restrictive covenant in 1955—my Father commented on it to me.  One of our neighbors was "passing" and doing well at it until his Mother showed up.

After LBJ it was as though the Republicans had forgotten their roots.  Senator Barry Goldwater taking the long term view on the Voting Rights Act did not help.

But, I take your point, "Maybe Lincoln being a Republican runs against intuition..."

And, it didn't help that the Republicans were not able to prevent major damage to the Black Middle Class in the last century.

Regards  —  Cliff