"State's young adults fear losing health coverage if law is overturned," cries a Seattle Times headline, a legitimate fear that nonetheless got me thinking about how mind-numbingly stupid so many young voters are these days. For despite Rob McKenna's prominent role in fighting to overturn the health care law they rely on, 18-to-29-year-olds still prefer McKenna to Jay Inslee by a 41 percent to 37 percent margin, according to a recent PPP poll.
You gotta admit: That's kinda stupid.
But the stupidity doesn't stop there. According to this same poll young voters support gay marriage by a 56-30 margin and marijuana legalization 52-33, two ballot measures that McKenna strongly opposes.
So what explains McKenna's apparent popularity with young voters? Stupidity. Or I guess more charitably, ignorance. Either way, Washington's young voters have a lot to learn between now and November.