Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, May 17, 2019

Many registered Democrats who claimed they were suffering from mental distress after Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election may have been embellishing a bit. A new study comparing online searches to public surveys show that a significant portion of Democrats were likely over-reporting their stress or mental health issues, but doing so as a means to back their party.

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"Democrats were no more likely to search for stress relief, nor mental illness, nor treatment for mental illness before or after the election. This suggests that some Democrats reported mental health declines after Trump's election as a form of reverse cheerleading, where partisans report evaluations that are more negative than their true beliefs to reflect badly on a president of the opposing party."

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Do "reverse cheerleaders" shake "reverse pom-poms"? Do fake snowflakes melt?

#1 | Posted by Spork at 2019-05-17 11:26 AM | Reply

"A new study comparing online searches to public surveys show..."

Wow. How deep did they have to dig to uncover those parameters?

#2 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-17 11:32 AM | Reply

I thought they were all moving to Canada.

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-17 11:40 AM | Reply

So were the therapy puppies and the people OD-ing on Playdoh all an act?

#4 | Posted by Spork at 2019-05-17 12:12 PM | Reply

Overstated? Sure ....

#5 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-05-18 08:13 PM | Reply

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