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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Politicians' fans put through literacy testing. Guess who loses?

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click to enlarge LOW SCORE: Donald Trump may be leading presidential polls, but his fans finished last in an evaluation of their writing skills.
  • LOW SCORE: Donald Trump may be leading presidential polls, but his fans finished last in an evaluation of their writing skills.
Grammarly, an automated proofreading company, evaluated comments to Facebook pages of 16 Republican presidential candidates for grammar, spelling and punctuation.

Most, well, literate? Backers of Carly Fiorina. (Carly who?)

Least? Rhymes with chump.

The Huckster's fans finished 8th in smarts, with eight mistakes per 100 words (against 6.3 for Fiorina and 12.6 for Donald Trump's partisans. Rick Perry's crowd barely finished ahead of Trump fans in the scoring, with 12.5.

The Wall Street Journal rounds it all up here.

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