Graham Allison and Mike Murphy on voter knowledge in Ohio and Florida

Voters know more about the world than you think
By Graham Allison and Mike Murphy

“It has long been accepted wisdom that Americans “don’t know much about history, don’t know much geography”— to recall the words of a golden oldie. So most folks managing, covering, or watching current campaigns will be surprised to learn that the majority of likely voters in the critical swing states of Florida and Ohio not only know more about the world outside, but care more, and want to know more than most candidates imagine.”

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The poll was also covered in Foreign Policy, the Miami Herald, the Los Angeles Times, and the Cincinnati Enquirer, among others.

Allison and Nicholas Burns were quoted in “Panelists Compare Cuban Missile Crisis to Present-Day Conflict With Iran” in the Harvard Crimson on October 22, 2012. Allison was also quoted in “‘With A Heavy Heart…’ — Secret JFK Speech Could Have Signaled Start Of WWIII” by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty on October 19, 2012.

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