|Numbers Man...Tell me about the Numbers!|
A recent by Yale's and colleagues might be thought to call these truisms of democratic political culture into question. According to the finding, the better you are at reasoning numerically, the more likely you are to let your political bias skew your quantitative reasoning.
Put another way, the brainier you are, the better you can twist facts to your own pre-existing convictions. And that's what you will tend to do.