Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Voter Ignorance

In a WSJ article on minimum wage, it cited a poll which finds that "more than 80% of Americans surveyed said they were in favor of "Congress passing legislation that would raise the minimum wage," with only 14% saying they would disagree."

""This issue is so popular among the entire public that Republican voters don't even realize they're supposed to vote against these initiatives," says Kristina Wilfore, executive director of the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center, a left-leaning umbrella group backed by labor unions and financier George Soros."

Read more here.

For an insightful analysis of the consequences of voter ignorance on the operation of democracy, read the paper here and here.

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