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Everybody Has an Opinion!

In a recent poll, people were asked if they support bombing the kingdom of Agrabah.

There is just one problem. Agrabah is fictional. It is from the Disney movie Aladdin.

Nevertheless, 30% of Republicans are in favor of bombing it. To be fair, 19% of Democrats also support bombing it.

19% of Republicans and 36% of Democrats oppose bombing Agrabah.

Finally, 57% of Republicans and 45% of Democrats have no opinion on the matter. Personally, I can’t figure out whether it is better to have no opinion or oppose bombing a place that doesn’t actually exist.

But this points out a real problem. When faced with a survey question, 20% to 40% of people will have an opinion, even if the question is nonsense. And the less educated someone is, the more likely they will have an opinion.

This may explain why none of the Republican candidates has ever gotten above 40% in the national polls.



  1. ebdoug wrote:

    Ah, but the TRump supporters its 45% for the bombing. Haven’t refound the source yet.

    Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 3:33 am | Permalink
  2. ebdoug wrote:

    Same article mentioned except those supporting Trump and the bombing is 41% instead of 45% mentioned above. All across the board the Trump supporters have been brainwashed to accept what Trump preaches.

    Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 3:44 am | Permalink
  3. Kevin wrote:

    Is anyone else surprised about the number who still, looking back, support the Japanese internment policy (%28)

    Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 2:58 pm | Permalink
  4. Ralph wrote:

    As a long time dog owner, I’ve come to appreciate how much like dogs humans really are, it’s no wonder why we bond so well.

    But as much as I love them for their smarts and loyalty, to put it simply a dog’s motto is, roughly (ruff-ly?) – If you can’t eat it, fuck it. If you can’t fuck it, piss on it.

    Of course in our case we also have lots of bombs (and bullets).

    Monday, December 21, 2015 at 8:20 pm | Permalink