(CNN) – The Republican Party won decisive control of the House in this year's midterm elections, but it appears less than half the country is aware of it.
According to a new Pew poll, only 46 percent of those surveyed correctly identified that the Republican Party won the House as a result of the November 2 elections. But it's not all bad – 75 percent did know the Republicans performed better than the Democrats, it's just that many aren't aware exactly what the party won.
Fourteen percent thought the GOP won control of both the chambers, 8 percent thought Republicans won just the Senate, and 27 percent didn't know one way or the other. Five percent meanwhile thought Democrats maintained control of both the House and Senate.
The questions about the election were part of a larger poll quizzing American's knowledge on current events. Among the poll's other findings:
The poll surveyed 1,001 adults by telephone between November 11-14 and carries a sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
That half will find out soon enough – when they lose their jobs, home and they get "BoneherCare" for health insurance.
This makes me want to cry.
And this is news? A LOT of Americans pay no attention to elections and politics and don't vote. And then there are all the imbeciles that our union run schools have produced. They don't even know how to tie their shoe.
They wont know what they won till they wakeup with a sore bottom.Americans are dumber than the French,at least the French arent afraid to take it to the streets.
That's it. Time to write the Queen of England and ask her if we can come home. How can any country, much less a democracy, function when it's citizenry is so lazy, stupid and uninformed? The amazing thing is most of these jerks are probably super patriots who hate it when you criticize the country, even though they don't know what the hell is going on in the first place. A piece of advice to those uninformed yokels. Get a brain morans.
And this surprises everyone in what way? Americans always gripe about their politicians but don't do anything about it. A small percentage vote and elect goofballs and nuts. All America suffers.
...and that's exactly why the country is going downhill fast. Our parents consisted of two Fathers who never attended High School, one Mother who attended High School for three years, and another Mother who graduated from High School. My Wife and I both earned Masters Degrees. Despite that, I'd match the knowledge gained and concern for the well-being of our country by our Parent's generation against the self-centered generations that followed them any time. God help the USA!
America is stupid. It's becomes more evident everyday.
Hell, more than half the country doesn't know anything, so what's the big surprise here?
This shows the lack of involvement, knowledge of the American voters.
The fact that they let theirselves be bought, believed the swiftboating, propaganda, lies of the republicans
proves their lack of involvement in what is really happening to our country.
We are in deep trouble and it is just beginning. A party that puts Wall St, the wealthy over the survival
of us and our country, has voted against extension of unemployment while giving their undying support'
to the unfunded extension of tax cuts, perks for the wealthy says it all.
Holy cow, we are in trouble...
what a misleading headline. 46% knew the GOP won the house, 5% thought the democrats retained the house and senate. 27% weren't sure and 8% thought the GOP won the senate instead of the house. the headline seems to imply that half thought the GOP won the house, and half thought they didn't. with the media constantly full of misleading headlines, is it surprising that average americans find it hard to keep up?
wow once again this just shows the total disconnect the American people seem to have with politics. I'm sure then that half of the country didn't know what the GOP had planned if they took over the HOUSE and had they been paying attention this election might not have gone the way it did.
HA HA HA!!! That's hilarious! I'd love to see Mc Connel and Boehner explain this given the election was a "mandate" for the GOP.
And I don't want to see anyone griping about them not being included in this poll, therefore it doesn't count. A poll is a representative sample of the population, when done properly can be used to approximate how the total population feels as a whole. It is prohibitively expensive to ask all 300 + million people in the US how they feel on every issue.
And to think they let this group of idiots vote who do not keep up on current events. Oh well, they were probably moochers living off of the government.
This report brought to you by Public Education – taking us downhill since 1960.
So there is only a 46% mandate!
NEVER underestimate the stupidity of the average American (voter). The biggest problem we have in the US today is too much democracy. These are our "peers" responsible for picking our "leaders." Sheesh.
What we need is a good ol' litteruhsee test at the polling places. Knowing who Kim Kardashian's boyfriend is shouldn't qualify you to vote.
And yes, I did say "American," not United Statesian but don't even think about it......
The fact that Americans are not all aware of significant changes in the House of Representative thanks to mid-term elections is not so important. What is important is that Americans will see significant improvements in the way Washington does business starting in January.
No longer will the American taxpayer be stuck paying the tab for reckless spending in celebration of the complete power left wing liberals had on the function of our federal government. Accountability has returned to Washington DC.
What percent did you poll that was just plain STUPID!!!!
GOP are the ones to blame, and blame, to have this mess...
That's mean that 54% does not give a S*** about the Republicans or Democrats. So when the racist McConnel says its the will of the people, no its the will of some of the people. Good luck congress.
FREE RICK SANCHEZ
No surprises here.
Well, stick it in with the latest football news, and then everyone will know.
Fourteen percent thought the GOP won control of both the chambers, 8 percent thought Republicans won just the Senate, and 27 percent didn't know one way or the other.
Too, too funny. So much for the whole "Americans spoke" mandate the GOPers have been trying to pump this past few weeks. Apparently MOST Americans have tuned out of politics althogether, TeaPers notwithstanding.