Friday, October 29, 2004

Bush And Kerry: Alternative Universes

Jay Rosen did a great post about being interviewed by a foreign journalist and having so much trouble explaining how we're all feeling about this election and the issues we're concerned with. He offered a link to this document, as an example of how we are all living in our own private worlds lately:
A large majority of Bush supporters believe that before the war Iraq had weapons of mass destruction or a major program for building them. A substantial majority of Bush supporters assume that most experts believe Iraq had WMD and that this was the conclusion of the recently released report by Charles Duelfer. A large majority of Bush supporters believes that Iraq was providing substantial support to al Qaeda and that clear evidence of this support has been found. A large majority believes that most experts also have this view, and a substantial majority believe that this was the conclusion of the 9/11 Commission. Large majorities of Kerry supporters believe the opposite on all these points. -- The PIPA Knowledge Networks Poll (via Jay Rosen's Pressthink)