Sloppy Right Wing Research
A common right wing technique is to trumpet the greater wisdom and understanding of the average person over pointy-headed liberal intellectual types. Nate Silver points to an example of this in today's Wall Street Journal, where Daniel Klein and Zeljka Buturovic argue that fifth graders have a deeper understanding of basic economics than liberal Democrats. Read the whole post on why the data Klein and Buturovic present are pretty much worthless and had to be manipulated rather severely to support their conclusions. At a minimum, the analysis was sloppy even for the Wall Street Journal editorial page.