Survey Finds Three of Ten Americans Are Clueless

A recent public-opinion survey reports the following findings:

Sixty-eight percent of those questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll released Sunday said that Bush’s eight years in the White House were a failure. . . . Thirty-one percent said they consider Bush’s presidency a success. . . . Only 3 percent of those questioned say Bush was one of the greatest presidents in the nation’s history.
So, there you have it: approximately three in ten Americans either don’t speak enough English to understand the word “success,” or they do understand the word, but they have not paid any attention to public affairs during the past eight years and, when polled, made a wild guess in response to the question.
As for the 3 percent who consider Bush to have been one of the greatest presidents, they would appear to be suitable material for the men in the white coats. Bush successful? Bush great? At what, pray tell? Certainly not at anything for which one would wish him success or greatness.
Robert Higgs is Retired Senior Fellow in Political Economy at the Independent Institute, author or editor of over fourteen Independent books, and Founding Editor of Independent’s quarterly journal The Independent Review.
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