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Grammarly Says Democrats Better Writers

October 7, 2015 by Jason Elsman in Culture, Politics
RI governor Lincoln Chafee makes an appearance at Brown University in 2007. Photo by Kenneth C. Zirkel

RI governor Lincoln Chafee makes an appearance at Brown University in 2007. Photo by Kenneth C. Zirkel

Grammar lovers who also happen to dislike Donald Trump and his bid for president will love this latest of bizarre surveys.  The people at the popular writing-enhancement website “Grammarly” examined the comments made by supporters of the various candidates for president on their official Facebook pages. Their intention: to discover which of the candidates followers have the worst/best grammar.

It turns out supporters of Lincoln Chafee, one of the Democratic candidates who is barely a blip on the radar screen has supporters whose grammar is almost beyond reproach. Chafee’s supporters were found to make only 3.1 mistakes for every 100 words they wrote.

Donald Trump, on the other hand, has supporters who seem to be pretty sloppy when it comes to their ability to write a sentence in English. Their pathetic score was 12.6 mistakes per 100 written words, putting Trump in last place out of 19 candidates’ supporters.

As a group it seems Democrats paid better attention in grammar school, scoring overall 4.2 mistakes per 100. Republicans should be embarrassed to discover that they did more than twice as bad, with 8.7 mistakes every 100 words.

In case you were wondering who actually writes more words, it turns out more liberal supporters seem to have a lot more to say. For every 41.8 words a follower of a Democratic candidate wrote, a supporter of a Republican candidate only wrote 32.4 words.

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Jason Elsman is a periodic contributor to Left Justified, bringing his business knowledge and background to the publication. With 15 years on Wall Street, Jason offers a unique perspective on the business world as it impacts the political landscape. Jason also has a special fondness for history, and will write on this subject when the urge compels him Find Jason at carl(at)leftjustified.com.

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