YouTube’s Blind Political Taste Test

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Over the past two months, YouTube has cataloged the public’s opinion of various members of Congress via an online Town Hall, and today, the (completely unscientific) results are in! Viewers were not told politicians’ party affiliation until after they saw and voted for their videos. While Republicans’ videos received over 1 million views, far more than those of Democrats, majorities of viewers voted their approval for Democratic policies on Afghanistan, education and the economy. Nonetheless, Republicans swept the top four most-viewed videos, with No. 1 honors going to Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas, who talked about the need for a “a pro-growth” economy: