This isn’t a surprise to me. Aside from the occasional William Buckley or George Will who while I don’t agree with their politics, at least they are obviously well-read, intelligent men. Most others I’ve encountered? Not too bright.
Liberals think they’re more intelligent than conservatives because they are
Analyses of large representative samples, from both the United States and the United Kingdom, confirm this prediction. In both countries, more intelligent children are more likely to grow up to be liberals than less intelligent children. For example, among the American sample, those who identify themselves as “very liberal” in early adulthood have a mean childhood IQ of 106.4, whereas those who identify themselves as “very conservative” in early adulthood have a mean childhood IQ of 94.8.