Pew has once again polled America to find out what people know. Before you read further, you can take their quiz here. I am not surprised (but as always, greatly saddened) that 61% of Americans don't know who the Chief Justice is. I'm pleasantly surprised that 85% know who the Vice President is. And don't worry, if you're a DCW reader, you're going to get 100%!
It's especially important that the electorate be informed this year. It's not just the the communications arm of the Republican Party (aka Fox Noise) lies outright, but that Paul Ryan is incredibly bright, an engaging speaker, and a good looking guy. He likes to claim that he is "saving Medicare", for example, and then you can watch the audience nod. They like the idea. And because so many people are ill-informed, they believe him.
We need to fight the lies with truths. We need to know our facts. This year, being smart actually counts.