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.