posted on Jan, 1 2016 @ 12:58 AM
I'm definitely a low information voter, not in the sense that you mean it which was simply a term coined by Rush to dismiss those who hold an opinion
contrary to his (or to give those who agree with him a smug sense of superiority) but if I look at it I definitely don't have much information.
I have an average understanding of general issues at best. I cannot go in depth on foreign policy because I cannot evaluate every single nations
geopolitical strategy as it relates to the US. I don't have the Phd in economics necessary to properly evaluate any tax plan. I cannot tell you
specifics as to what is in each candidates budget, and how much they are going to spend on each sector. I probably cannot name more than 5 campaign
promises from each candidate. I have zero insight as to who someone will appoint for their cabinet. I do not have an indepth knowledge of each
candidates personal history.
And these are just the major issues, get to more minor stuff and I'm even more clueless.
Really, I'm not sure anyone is actually a high information voter. Even our legislators don't understand these issues and they rely on experts giving
them cliff notes on the subjects. And if the people whose jobs it is, is to be a high information voter and they have immense resources to help them
be so yet still fail at it, how can anyone else hope to compare?