GOP Poll Shows That Propaganda Works

A new survey proves pretty incontrovertibly that propaganda — repetition of the Big Lie — works and works brilliantly. Almost 2/3 of Republicans still believe that Saddam Hussein had WMD, almost exactly the same percentage that thinks Obama was born in another country.

The poll, constructed by Dartmouth government professor Benjamin Valentino and conducted by YouGov from April 26 to May 2, found that fully 63 percent of Republican respondents still believed that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when the U.S. invaded in 2003. By contrast, 27 percent of independents and 15 percent of Democrats shared that view…

According to this poll, an even larger proportion of Republican respondents who said Iraq had WMD — 64 percent — said they have either always believed (or have come to believe) that Barack Obama was born in another country, which he was not.

Tell a lie often enough and you can get a huge percentage of people to believe it — at least if they’re Republicans.

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