Either there is an exceptionally high percentage of conservatives who believe in outrageous conspiracy theories or even The Guardian and the folks at Public Policy Polling are skewing the numbers somehow. That’s the conclusion of their article whether they blatantly say it or not and it’s at least a little insulting to those of us who believe in more credible conspiracy theories.
The survey was carried out in order to explore how voters’ political beliefs impact on their willingness to embrace conspiracy theories – it did indeed find that the partisan divide that is blamed for many problems in Washington DC also extends to the world of paranoia, aliens and Sasquatch. For example, when it comes to thinking global warming is a hoax some 58% of Republicans agreed and 77% of Democrats disagreed. While 20% of Republicans believed Obama is the antichrist heralding the End Times, only 13% of independents did and just 6% of Democrats.
President Obama is not the antichrist despite many of his actions leading towards benefiting the side of evil. Unfortunately, they plugged in the credible theory of a new world order in with Bigfoot, Paul McCartney’s death, and shape-shifting lizards disguised as people in their little survey. This is a tactic of those who, intentionally or not, want to subvert the population from knowing the realities of such things. Some conspiracy theories simply hold more weight than others and to lump them all in together to make a political point is a silly move.