-Anthony Weiner's been in the headlines lately but he's nowhere near the top of the list of who voters think the worst politician involved in a sex scandal over the last decade and change is.
That 'honor' goes to John Edwards who 38% of respondents said was the 'worst person' who had been involved in a sex scandal. Bill Clinton came in second at 21%. No one else we asked about hit double digits: Larry Craig got 8%, Mark Foley 5%, and then everyone else tied at 3%: Weiner, John Ensign, Mark Sanford, and Eliot Spitzer.
There's a pretty serious partisan divide on that question. Democrats (41-11) and independents (35-17) pick Edwards over Clinton by a long shot but Republicans are pretty evenly divided, picking Edwards only 35-34.
-So with this litany of male politicians involved in sex scandals we posed the question: 'do you think that most male politicians are sexually immoral or not?' 23% of voters answered yes to that one with 56% saying no and another 21% saying they weren't sure. 28% of Democrats, 22% of Republicans, and 17% of independents express that sentiment. Unsurprisingly there is also a gender gap with 27% of women thinking that but only 19% of men.
-Switching gears, voters- even Republicans- are not buying Sarah Palin's explanation of Paul Revere's midnight ride. Only 14% think that he was 'warning the British' to 67% who disagree with that interpretation. 74% of independents, 70% of Democrats, and 59% of independents think that Revere was not warning the British.
Asked more specifically whether they thought Palin's interpretation of Revere's ride was historically accurate 56% of voters said it was not while just 14% said they thought she was correct. Democrats (75/3) and independents (62/12) overwhelmingly think she was wrong, and even Republicans do albeit by quite a narrow margin (30/29).
Palin's knowledge of Revolutionary history is not particularly important but her getting it wrong and then doubling down and insisting she was right seems to have further hurt her credibility with an American public she already didn't have much credibility with.
Full results here