The term “low-information voter” has been around for over 20 years, but we certainly are hearing it a lot lately. As masses look forward to Obama’s inauguration Jan. 21 while simultaneously scratching their heads over smaller paychecks and higher insurance premiums, it’s not difficult to imagine why the term has come roaring back.
So, just what’s going on inside the head of the low-information voter? We turned to Twitter for a look into #LowInformationVoterThoughts.
— el Sooper ن (@SooperMexican) January 5, 2013
#LowInformationVoterThoughts My taxes will not increase!
— Melody (@prfekrdumbrella) January 5, 2013
Why wasn't that hospital visit free? Wasn't health care reformed? #LowInformationVoterThoughts
— Hiram J Goldstein II (@HiramJGoldstein) January 5, 2013
#LowInformationVoterThoughts "Fast & Furious. Benghazi. High unemployment. Foreclosures. Nat'l debt. Fiscal cliff….It's all Bush's fault."
— Joseph Daniel Deal (@joseph_deal) January 5, 2013
#LowInformationVoterThoughts "my hero BHO is taking another vacation, thank goodness it comes out of tax money and not my pocket"
— Keith Roberts (@blackbartohio) January 5, 2013
#LowInformationVoterThoughts Making the rich less rich will make the poor less poor.
— Pam Swan (@pjswan) January 5, 2013
I wonder how many 16,000,000,000,000 dollar coins we would have to make to solve the debt #LowInformationVoterThoughts
— #NeverTrump (@DefendWallSt) January 5, 2013
#LowInformationVoterThoughts Everyone must pay their fair share! Hey, why's my paycheck smaller?
— Razor (@hale_razor) January 5, 2013
#LowInformationVoterThoughts Obama fights for the middle class. Wait a minute…is this my paycheck?
— KC Frew (@KnoxvilleKC) January 6, 2013
"Wait. Is EVERY paycheck gonna be like this?" #LowInformationVoterThoughts
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) January 5, 2013
#LowInformationVoterThoughts Obama isn’t responsible for the failure of his budgets to get any votes.
— RBe (@RBPundit) January 5, 2013
#LowInformationVoterThoughts Why does the government even need a budget? I've never had one.
— The Morning Spew (@TheMorningSpew) January 5, 2013
— Gary (@redpens68) January 6, 2013
#LowInformationVoterThoughts The government can provide everything more efficiently because they don't need to make a profit.
— Carole T (@mouseysf) January 6, 2013
#LowInformationVoterThoughts Tea Party rallies were so out of control!! But Occupy was so damn peaceful.
— Dave (@CADave22) January 6, 2013
— Martha (@marthad1) January 5, 2013
#LowInformationVoterThoughts Democrats are generous & Republicans are evil. Can't we just print more money?
— Amy (@HindaRifka) January 5, 2013
#LowInformationVoterThoughts what do you mean Jon Stewart is not a reporter?
— JeSuisCharlesMartel (@darleenclick) January 5, 2013
#LowInformationVoterThoughts Unemployment is still at 8% because the stimulus wasn't big enough.
— Paul Benedict (@paulbenedict7) January 5, 2013
#LowInformationVoterThoughts… Obama's Peace Prize was won for his long history of humanitarian work.
— Leslie (@Libertarian_ish) January 5, 2013
#LowInformationVoterThoughts 2,700 pages of rules & regulations in Obamacare will cut healthcare costs, cause Obama is just magic like that!
— Andy Wendt (@AndyWendt) January 5, 2013
"But I like Big Bird" #LowInformationVoterThoughts
— Jonathan Schut (@jschut_online) January 5, 2013
Turns out there are thousands and thousands of thoughts buzzing around inside the low-information voter’s head. No wonder they got so confused back in November. Keep the thoughts coming, but be careful.
Apparently I channel #LowInformationVoterThoughts too accurately as I've already had someone attack me for how stupid the thought was.
— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) January 5, 2013