For John, BLUF: We apply our principals even to mythical countries. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Wilson Perkins Allen Research, a collection of three guys in suits and ties, are a research firm providing strategic information to those in the "all or nothing world" of political campaigns. In there blog is this item from 23 December—"44 Percent Of Democrats Support Taking Refugees From A Fictional Country".
Public Policy Polling, which is known for adding questions in surveys to exploit Republicans who are less informed, recently found that 30% of Republican voters would support bombing Agrabah, a fictional country in the Disney film Aladdin. On December 20, 2015, WPA Research fielded a national survey of 1,132 registered voters that found 44% of Democrats would support taking refugees from that same Agrabah. PPP may have proven that some Republicans will support bombing a fictional country, but fully 44% of Democrats will allow refugees from anywhere into the country, whether they are potential ISIS supporters from Syria or potential cartoon characters on a magic carpet ride.My conclusion is that you don't have to be smart to be the member of a political party, but you do need passion for your party's position.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff