Presidential Debates and the Low Information Voter

The brilliant Flip Wilson once took a camera crew into the street and asked passers by whether the United States military should pull out of Provolone. Person after person gave their considered analysis of the situation.

Jimmy Kimmel took a page from Flip’s book last night by interviewing people about the second Obama/Romney debate. Yes, in this case the event was real, but the interviews were conducted before it actually happened.

ht: Jake Wallis Simpson.

[Cross-posted at The Reality-based Community]

Keith Humphreys

Keith Humphreys is a professor of psychiatry at Stanford University. He served as a senior policy advisor at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy from 2009 to 2010.