Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Democrats write better than Republicans, according to Grammarly

Two months ago, Grammarly analyzed the writing skills of supporters of the Republican candidates on Facebook before the first Republican presidential debate and found that Trump's supporters had the worst writing skills.  Now that the first Democratic debate is a week away, the grammar website and app has done the same for the followers of the participants in next week's debate.  The result is the Democratic Primary Candidates Grammar Power Rankings.

The supporters with the best grammar were those of Lincoln Chafee.  Behind him were those of Jim Webb, Bernie Sanders, Martin O'Malley, and Hillary Clinton.  Oddly enough, the two candidates with the most literate fans used to be Republicans.  That's interesting and possibly a little perplexing, because all the Democratic supporters write at least as well, if not better, than even those of any Republican.

Follow over the jump for a side-by-side comparison in Grammarly's Presidential Debate Grammar Power Rankings.

Presidential Debate Grammar Power Rankings

Hillary's supporters may have the poorest writing mechanics of any of the five Democratic candidates, but they write just as well as those of Carly Fiorina, the best writers among all the Republican supporters measured.  All the rest of the GOP partisans examined had far worse writing skills, with Trump's fans making exactly twice as many errors than Clinton's, more than thrice those of Sanders, and quadruple those of Chafee.  Then again, I shouldn't be surprised.  The people who like Trump are the kind who would make signs like this.

I guess Chafee and Webb may have left the Republicans in part because the party has become too stupid for them.  That certainly was the case for me.

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