Alternate Political Worlds

A recent study by the University of Maryland shows that [Bush and Kerry supporters live in alternate realities]( _Election_04/Report10_21_04.pdf).

The findings demonstrate just how far from fact this election has flown. For example, Bush supporters overwhelmingly believe that Saddam had WMD and supported Al Qaeda. Kerry supporters overwhelmingly believe the opposite on both counts. Yet, Kerry and Bush supporters equally agree that the Bush administration consistently claims that Saddam had WMDs.

So there you have it. The Bush technique of repeating misinformation about the Iraq war as if it were true… it works. (It works for other important topics too, like the viability of the Bush economic “plan” and world perception of American foreign policy.)