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Poll result: 23 percent of Texans are morons

Posted by James McPherson on October 30, 2008

That number is based on one question from one survey. Fox New offers the evidence, based on a poll by the Texas Politics Project and the the government department at the University of Texas in Austin. About a fourth of all registered Lone Star State voters apparently think Barack Obama is a Muslim.

Considering the fact that 89 percent of those polled think the country is worse off economically than a year ago, but more than half still say they’ll vote for John McCain–who has yet to offer any economic plan other than “I won’t raise taxes” and “Look over there, to see the mud I found to roll in today”–the number of clueless Texas voters actually may be much higher than the poll suggests. And you wondered how George W. Bush became a governor?

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7 Responses to “Poll result: 23 percent of Texans are morons”

  1. sfokc6125 said

    Has anyone looked into the LA tape as a matter for Homeland Security ? Seeing Obamais running for the top of the chain of command it only reasons that you look into any associations with known terrorists. We cant have a terrorist loving President. Unless he has something to hide where is the hard. Wait its the hard question again. the DNC says run a way.
    Under the Patriot Act they don’t have to give it to GOP but they do have to turn it in to Homeland Security .
    email your congressman NOW put the word out to all that will listen.

  2. Does Obama’s religion matter? Check the constitution. Check the thoughts of the deist Founding Fathers.

    But please don’t check with Texans or, for that matter, a majority of voters in this country.

    Regarding the comment from sfokc6125: The real terrorists are us. We’ve been terrorizing other species and cultures since 1492.

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