A recent study has revealed amusing information about Trump supporters which explain why they are so passionate about their cotton-candy-headed candidate.

The study examined the difference between uninformed voters and misinformed voters, noting that while both were naturally less intelligent, there was a significant difference between the two. It was concluded that uninformed voters do not know anything and therefore do not normally involve themselves in issues; they do not believe that they are knowledgeable so they stay out of things. These are not the Trump supporters.

Instead, those who support Trump are the rabidly misinformed who seek out and digest information which confirms and reassures their pre-conceived biases. Because they have some information, they are convinced that they have all the knowledge they could need. The validity of the information is inconsequential to them and even when faced with corrected information, they cling ever-closer to their own inset beliefs.

It explains so much about the continued success of the candidate. Time and time again we have seen those who support Trump dismiss his overtly prejudiced and dangerous proclamations, saying “well at least he wants to DO something!” It’s in Trump’s best interest to perpetuate this misinformation because it prevents a sort of bulletproof blind support that he can do little to dissuade.

Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com