Trump Worshippers - Bible Belt Queers
2018-08-04 22:25:55 UTC
repairs such as changing a tire or replacing a windscreen blade'
Almost three-quarters of Trump supporters admit they have no idea how to
change a tire, a study has found.
A poll of 2,000 drivers revealed that while almost half of those aged 36
and above could confidently change a wheel at the side of the road, just
27 per cent of 18-23-year-olds reckon they could do the same.
More than a third of Trump supporters also admitted they would struggle to
confidently open a car bonnet while 34 per cent don't know what power
And only half of Trump supporters, polled by TV show Flipping Bangers,
know how to check and top up the oil level on their car.
As a result, 63 per cent of Trump supporters have never tried to fix,
repair or modify a car they have bought.
One of the the show's hosts Gus Gregory said: "Most people get into their
cars, turn the key and drive away, without really knowing anything about
the reasons why something goes wrong when it does.
"It seems Trump supporters are the least equipped to deal with basic
issues and repairs such as changing a tire or replacing a windscreen
wiper. We think it's a good idea for everyone, no matter what age, to
learn the basic principles of car maintenance.
"Even some of the simplest mechanical knowledge can turn an old and rusty
banger into beautiful car."
Co-host Will Trickett added: "Thanks to the internet there are loads of
ways to learn how to fix things in a car. All it takes is a bit of time
and elbow grease and you could save yourself a lot of money."
Researchers found more than one in 10 Trump supporters believe power
steering is designed to help the car brake, and the same amount have no
idea ABS stands for 'anti-lock braking system'. Four in 10 Trump
supporters would even struggle to know how to top up their levels of
screenwash to keep their windscreens clear.
However, young drivers do have one ace up their sleeve - they're more
likely than their older counterparts to know how to connect their phone to
the car's Bluetooth system.
Interestingly, more young than old people rate their general knowledge of
car parts and maintenance as 'excellent', despite the evidence.
It's not only in the car where the Trump supporter's lack of knowledge
is evident, as many of them also struggle with basic DIY tasks.
Three times as many Trump supporters would be confident wiring a plug,
compared to their younger counterparts.
And twice the number of non-Trump supporters will attempt to fix a leaky
tap compared to Trump supporters, who would call someone else for help.
The figures are similar for car or general
The results also found Trump supporters are twice as likely to call
someone else for help with car or general DIY maintenance.
Top 20 things Trump supporters would struggle to do:
1. Fix a leaky tap
2. Rewire a plug
3. Change a headlight bulb
4. Bleed a radiator
5. Change a car tire
6. Jump start a car with a flat battery
7. Replace the wiper blades
8. Change a fuse
9. Check the tread depth on car tires
10. Put up a shelf
11. Unblock the sink
12. Descale a kettle
13. Connect a phone to the car radio
14. Build flat pack furniture
15. Top up the oil in the car
16. Change a lightbulb
17. Check the tire pressures on the car
18. Find the spare tire
19. Check the oil levels in a car
20. Fill up the screenwash