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Bush Ranks Lowest IQ in 50 Years

It's now official, King George is a Moron! Read the report below.
Bush Ranks Lowest IQ in 50 Years
Bush Ranks Lowest IQ in 50 Years
President Bush Ranks Lowest IQ in 50 Years of US Presidents

In a report published Monday, the Lovenstein Institute of Scranton,
Pennsylvania, detailed its findings of a four-month study of the
intelligence quotient of President George W. Bush. Since 1973, the
Lovenstein Institute has published its research to the educational
community on each new president, which includes the famous "IQ" report
among others. There have been twelve presidents over the past 50 years,
from F.D. Roosevelt to G.W. Bush, who were rated based on
scholarly achievements, writings that they produced without aid of staff,
their ability to speak with clarity, and several other psychological
factors, which were then scored using the Swanson/Crain system of
intelligence ranking.

The study determined the following IQs of each president as accurate to
within five percentage points:

147 .. Franklin D. Roosevelt (D)
132 .. Harry Truman (D)
122 .. Dwight D. Eisenhower (R)
174 .. John F. Kennedy (D)
126 .. Lyndon B. Johnson (D)
155.. Richard M. Nixon (R)
121 .. Gerald Ford (R)
175 .. James E. Carter (D)
105 .. Ronald Reagan (R)
098 .. George Bush (R)
182 .. William J. Clinton (D)
091 .. George W. Bush (R)

In IQ order:

182 .. William J. Clinton (D)
175 .. James E. Carter (D)
174 .. John F. Kennedy (D)
155 .. Richard M. Nixon (R)
147 .. Franklin D. Roosevelt (D)
132 .. Harry Truman (D)
126 .. Lyndon B. Johnson (D)
122 .. Dwight D. Eisenhower (R)
121 .. Gerald Ford (R)
105 .. Ronald Reagan (R)
098 ..George Bush (R)
091 .. George W. Bush (R)

The six Republican presidents of the past 50 years had an average IQ of
115.5, with President Nixon having the highest at 155. President G.W. Bush
rated the lowest of all the Republicans with an IQ of 91. The six Democrat presidents had IQs with an average of 156, with President Clinton having the highest IQ, at 182. President Lyndon B. Johnson was
rated the lowest of all the Democrats with an IQ of 126.

No president other than Carter (D) has released his actual IQ, 176.
Among comments made concerning the specific testing of President GW Bush,
his low ratings are due to his apparently difficult command of the English
language in public statements, his limited use of vocabulary (6,500 words
for Bush versus an average of 11,000 words for other presidents), his lack
of scholarly achievements other than a basic MBA, and an absence of any body
of work which could be studied on an intellectual basis. The complete report
documents the methods and procedures used to arrive at these ratings,
including depth of sentence structure and voice stress confidence analysis.
"All the Presidents prior to George W. Bush had a least one book under
their belt, and most had written several white papers during their
education or early careers. Not so with President Bush," Dr. Lovenstein
said. "He has no published works or writings, which made it more difficult
to arrive at an assessment. We relied more heavily on transcripts of his
unscripted public speaking."


The Lovenstein Institute of Scranton Pennsylvania think tank includes high
caliber historians, psychiatrists, sociologists, scientists in human
behavior, and psychologists. Among their ranks are Dr. Werner R.
Lovenstein, world-renowned sociologist, and Professor Patricia F.
Dilliams, a world-respected psychiatrist. This study was commissioned on
February 13, 2001 and released on July 9, 2001 to subscribing member
universities and organizations within the educational community.

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this is still floating around? 24.Mar.2003 17:35

Eye-Cue

Ya know, maybe GW is a little on the dim side. But this report was shown to be phonied-up over a year ago -- and anyone who's ever taken an IQ test knows you can't calculate IQ throught the methods described here. Check out any number of online IQ tests -- they're not comprehensive, but they're at least half-reflective of how IQ is calculated.

Who's the moron now...

IQ Tests 24.Mar.2003 18:20

@

I thought liberals didn't support IQ tests.

Lowest in fifty years? 24.Mar.2003 20:56

PHH

Lowest in fifty years hell, he's the dumbest ever!

It's not true 24.Mar.2003 23:38

no one in particular

Yes, I hate Bush.<p>

No, I don't think making completely bullshit attacks are worthwhile.<p>

Here's is more information on this being a complete fabrication: <a href=" link to www.snopes.com

How predictable.... 25.Mar.2003 12:13

Mojo

that "no one in particular" links to a Cointelpro site known for it's "debunking" of anything that is against the current administration.

Maybe IQ was involved in that decision too ;)