The two Americas

The real one and the one’s Republicans live in where literally the most empirically-proven dishonest person in public life (aka Trump) is seen as more credible than James Comey (who, say what you will about his mistakes in judgment regarding HRC has pretty much never been accused of being dishonest– till now).  Some charts from an NBC poll:

Of course, Trump just literally admitted to lying about having tapes.  But so what.  As Brendan Nyhan likes to say, partisanship is a hell of a drug.

And, there’s this:

I’d like to ask all these Republicans whether they are generally inclined to reject the combined judgments of CIA, NSA, and FBI?  Who are you going to believe, a well-known fabulist or the collective judgment of career civil servants who’s primary occupation is to try and keep the country safe?


About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State

One Response to The two Americas

  1. R. Jenrette says:

    Now that Trump is criticizing President Obama for not doing enough to stop Russian interference in our election, thus affirming that the Russians did indeed do it, how is his base responding?
    I’m pretty certain that a poll will show that Trump supporters will effortlessly accept the new Trump facts.
    Isn’t it so much easier to let someone else make your opinions for you?

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