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Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:28 PM

WTF is an undecided voter?

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Seriously. I know we here on DU all have strong opinions and so do those on the right l, but when you look at what the right and left stand for in the US I can see only 3 choices, I'm voting for the rethugs cause that's the type of asshole I am, I'm voting for the dems, or I'm not voting at all cause I'm disaffected. But to say you ARE voting but are just undecided makes it seem like you have no values IMHO.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:30 PM

1. my sons GF was over tonight. figured repug in our area, an assumption. and he is a policeman.

my son told me tonight the mom and dad are leaning toward obama.

i would say that is an undecided. i dont get it, but hey, two more in this area going for obama or even considering it is pretty HUGE for us.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:31 PM

2. I think the undecided like the attention they get...

I mean really, they interview these idiots after a debate or the day before the election and they STILL don't know who they want to vote for??? I say please just stay home you idiots!

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:32 PM

3. I have a feeling that many would ultimately be non-voters

and were just caught being polled. In "large turnout" elections, we still only get about 60% of the registered voters actually voting.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:43 PM

4. Sure here is one

 

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Response to Berserker (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:53 PM

5. Ack!

I swear it sounds worse each time I hear it. Poor girl.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:04 PM

6. Veteran of many campaigns, about 3% of voters decide on election day.

SOme decide as they walk into the polling place, crazy eh?

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:11 PM

7. A fiction.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:15 PM

8. A fucking fantasy. If there is an undecided at this stage

then you have a person who probably can't pull their head out of their ass to wipe their ass.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:40 PM

9. Low-information voters who don't pay attention until election time?

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Response to pacalo (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:52 PM

12. That's part of them.

But take a few of my relatives. They have a list of desiderata for their winning candidate. Most are based on values; some are based also on self-interest.

They don't like either candidate. They loathe Obama for some of his policies. They loathe Romney for some of his stances. But they have to decide because they're certainly going to vote. They're not going to decide until election day or several days before. Once they decide they have to live with their decision, and nothing's come along to make them at peace with either possibility. The longer they wait, the more likely something will come along to help them have an easier decision. If nothing like that comes along, the longer they wait the less time they have to live with a decision they don't like and the less time they'll be bothered with second-guessing their decision.

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Response to Igel (Reply #12)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 02:18 AM

14. Thanks for the insight.

I don't personally know anyone who's undecided. My family members, except for my mother, vote Republican because of their jobs, although they're progressive-minded on social issues. Perhaps they'll come around when they retire -- fingers crossed.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:44 PM

10. An undecided voter is a Republican that doesn't want to admit it.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:22 PM

11. In reality, a lot of people out there simply pay little or no

attention to politics.

Last night I overheard someone I know, in apparent response to some kind of political comment, say that she never pays attention to politics because she's too busy. I have no idea if she'll be voting. Oh, and she has no way of knowing I overheard her, since she could not see me at the time, and I didn't want to bring it up. We're friendly, but not friends, and I'm not good at arguing politics since I tend all too quickly to get incoherent with rage, especially at ignorance.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:56 PM

13. For many... it's just a polite way of saying "it's none of your fucking buisness".

 

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 02:37 AM

15. I know an undecided voter...and he's all over the political map

During the summer he said he's probably voting Romney. Then in September, he said he was leaning Obama. Now he's "not sure."

And when you ask him his views on issues...he's all over the place. Like he's far left on some things like against the death penalty, thinks marijuana and prostitution should be legal, supports WikiLeaks, hates the Patriot Act, supports the environment, supports gay marriage, etc.. but he's also pro-life, strongly favors gun rights, favors tax cuts, against Obamacare, wants the Mexican border militarized, etc.. and to top it off, the dude is atheist.

I guess he votes for the guy depending on which issue he feels more strongly about at that particular minute. But overall I would have to say the closest thing I can compare him to is a libertarian.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 10:16 AM

16. Complacent morons who are too lazy to pay attention

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 10:23 AM

17. Here it is....

A full and accurate description of an undecided voter:

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