Check this out. I saw this quoted in some news related to Robert McNamara's death.
See? We're not getting dumber. We've always been dumb.From a Gallup poll conducted Dec. 31, 1965 - January 5, 1966 (N=1,545):
What kind of rating would you give Robert McNamara for the job he had done in running the Defense Department - A, B, C, D, or flunk?
6 Don’t know
42 Don’t know who McNamara is