A company called Grammarly has audited and ranked the grammar of each presidential candidate's supporters. They did it by analyzing Facebook comments on the candidates' Facebook pages. Generally speaking, grammar is not the top priority for anyone leaving a politically-charged Facebook comment, but it produces some very interesting results. The company noted that while the study was conducted just for fun, it was done using rigorous analysis:
Whoever your pick for POTUS, one thing’s certain — political topics inspire passionate discussions. With a light heart and heavy-hitting algorithms, we visited each candidate’s official Facebook page and looked at the comments there to see how well their supporters handle themselves when they communicate their ideas in writing.
To kick things off, Democratic supporters fared better than Republican ones. They had the fewest mistakes per 100 words, their posts were longer, and they used a greater variety of unique words:
Ranked by number of mistakes per 100 words, here are the candidates with the most grammatically proficient supporters. The top 4 slots were all Democrats, which makes sense. Not because Democrats are so smart, but because you have to be fairly well-informed to even know that there are Democratic candidates besides Hillary Clinton and maybe Bernie Sanders in the race. This also explains why Hillary, with her 99% name-recognition rate, comes in at the bottom of the blue pack, tied with the top-ranking Republican, Carly Fiorina. Isn't that fun?
Dr. Ben Carson is next behind Hillary and Carly, followed by two more you have to be pretty well-read to even know are candidates (Graham and Pataki), a man famous for being a nit-picking know-it-all who actively pretends to know nothing (Ted Cruz), John Kasich (no description) and the guy who was supposed to be the smart Bush:
Finally, we come to the bottom third of the pile. It's worth noting that the increase in the rates of errors between candidates' supporters start getting bigger faster here. Except for the gap between the top 4 and Hillary, all the previous candidates are pretty close together. Also, unrelated, Huckabee and Christie look much slimmer as cartoons:
Finally, we the candidate whose supporters use the worst grammar on his campaign's Facebook page. Have you guessed who it is yet? That's right, it's Mr. Donald Trump:
Trump's Facebook fans make an average of 12.6 grammatical mistakes for every 100 words they use. That's one out of every eight words. On average, this very sentence you're reading is too long for a Trump supporter to successfully type. To be fair, though, it's hard to be grammatically correct when your favorite candidate is constantly having his own words twisted by the mainstream media to be construed as racist, sexist, racist, or sexist.