Trump Supporters Make Twice as many Grammar Errors as Fiorina Supporters

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Carly Fiorina, Donald Trump (AP photos)

Donald Trump says he wants to make America great again. He might start with an education plan for his supporters.


Grammarly, an automated-proofreading company, evaluated the grammar of those backing the 2016 Republican presidential candidates. The analysis was based on the comments posted on the official Facebook pages of each contender.


Trump’s supporters, according to Grammarly, had 12.6 grammar errors per hundred words, which put them dead last. Carly Fiorina’s supporters had the fewest grammar mistakes, with 6.3 errors per hundred words.


The second-best score belonged to supporters of Ben Carson (6.6), followed by Lindsey Graham (7.2), George Pataki (7.2), Ted Cruz (7.3), John Kasich (7.7), Jeb Bush (7.9), Mike Huckabee (8.0), Bobby Jindal (8.2), Chris Christie (8.3), Rand Paul (8.4), Marco Rubio (8.8), Scott Walker (10.6), Rick Santorum (11.5) and Rick Perry (12.5).

-Noel Brinkerhoff


To Learn More:

Carly Fiorina’s Facebook Fans Outshine Donald Trump’s — In Grammar and Spelling (Wall Street Journal)

Republican Presidential Candidates Battle to Outdo Each Other in Opposing Women’s Issues (by Steve Straehley, AllGov)


harley 8 years ago
Huh. It has looked that Trumpers were more likely to have grammar, spelling, and word usage errors than would be expected (or hoped). It's sad that any candidate's supporters (of any party) would lack basic language skills. What is being learned by people in schools these days anyway? People not only don't seem to care a lot about using our native language correctly --- so that what they say is easily understood --- but there also seems to be a definite lack of our country's history, including what our constitution and our laws actually say. Disagreeing with something is one thing, not understanding how our country really works is just sad and bodes badly for our status in the world economically, scientifically, etc.

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