The power of partisan motivated reasoning in one tweet

I mentioned Putin’s popularity among Republicans the other day, but several people have, appropriately, put in the context of Obama’s popularity.  Here’s Nyhan:

Of course, you are no more suprised than I.  But step back and think about that for a moment.  Republicans have massively more positive attitudes towards a foreign dictator who oppresses political dissent and invades neighboring sovereign nations (and plenty, plenty more bad stuff), than towards their own president.

Advertisements

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: