What_Public_Knows

Pew delivers one:

While 75% identify the Republicans as the party regarded as doing best in the midterms, fewer than half (46%) know that Republicans will have a majority only in the House when the new Congress convenes in January. About one-in-seven (14%) say the GOP won both the House and Senate; 8% say they won just the Senate; 5% do not think they will have a majority in either chamber; and 27% do not know.”

Joyner has a hard time digesting this. In a country where Sarah Palin is a serious political figure, I find it all too easy to believe.

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