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--- Quote ---Crazification factor is a neologism coined by blogger John Rogers to refer to the portion of the electorate comprising the nuttiest of the wingnuts and the batshit crazy. In Rogers' words:

--- Quote ---“”Obama vs. Alan Keyes. Keyes was from out of state, so you can eliminate any established political base; both candidates were black, so you can factor out racism; and Keyes was plainly, obviously, completely crazy. Batshit crazy. Head-trauma crazy. But 27% of the population of Illinois voted for him. They put party identification, personal prejudice, whatever ahead of rational judgement. Hell, even like 5% of Democrats voted for him. That's crazy behaviour. I think you have to assume a 27% Crazification Factor in any population.[1]
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Thus, people in this category are called the "27 percenters." Perhaps the greatest confirmation of the existence of said factor in the last decade can be found in a 2003 poll of Russian attitudes toward Josef Stalin in which 36% thought he was a pretty cool dude.
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--- Quote ---According to a Sept. 26-27 USA Today/Gallup poll, just 27% of Americans approve of the job George W. Bush is doing as president, the lowest rating of his presidency.
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And just today:

--- Quote ---Ipsos MORI’s monthly political monitor is out, with topline figures of CON 27%(-3), LAB 40%(-2), LDEM 11%(+4), UKIP 13%(+4).
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Cainad (dec.):
 :lulz: That's hilarious, and also somewhat eerie.

It's one thing to say "people are batshit insane" as a truism. To start quantifying it is a little spooky.

This is the closest I will ever get to proving the people around me are crazy.

Oddly reassuring.

Cardinal Pizza Deliverance.:
I KNEW IT! Some people really are that fucking crazy. It's a thing. 27% . . . over a quarter of the population is just fucking wrong in the head.


* 27% crazy is the new Planetary Pi.
* You're showing us 27% crazy in response to particular questions.  That doesn't guarantee it's always the same 27%.
* We could have 27% on each pole of a poll, for a total of 54% nuts.


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