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nowaypablo  ·  325 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Brexit: What's the f**k is going on?

    The past three years have done a yeoman's job of making me stop overestimating the intelligence of the average voter.

I need someone to run me some descriptive statistics in a study that can quantify average voter intelligence and then map it over the last 60 years.

circuit  ·  325 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Here's my prediction:

If people are calling each other unintelligent, then imo they should figure out who unintelligent voters should vote for

nowaypablo  ·  324 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well, uninformed voters is probably a better identification strategy for this (not serious) study. You could pull it off with survey data. From there the results that we’re all assuming would be found could make a great argument for representative democracy. Obviously the issue then extends to “welp, the dumb masses have elected a dumb representative.” Or worse, they’ve elected a smart one that can market to them.

In reality, all a rational voter needs to do in the US is vote for a candidate whose agenda best reflects their interests. Somehow, that’s an impossible expectation for us.