Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:20 AM
KoKo (84,711 posts)
"And Voters Had A Lot to Say, Too!" (post election stats)
Wednesday, November 07 2012
Last night was a good night for President Obama, Democrats, progressives and the country – and the voters had a lot to say about what determined their vote and what they want done to bring change. Democracy Corps has partnered with a range of progressive groups to conduct special election night surveys that will be released this week and in the weeks ahead. These surveys were conducted with:
Campaign for America’s Future
Economic Media Project (The Roosevelt Institute)
Human Rights Campaign Fund
Public Campaign Action Fund
Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund
We are releasing just a few highlights from these post-election surveys now in the field, based on our sample of over 1700 voters who cast ballots in this election. These represent about half of the interviews we will conduct over the next two days, but compose a large enough sample to report confidently about what American voters said last night.
While elites assume the fiscal cliff is about deficit reduction and avoiding a contraction in the economy, voters want progress to create jobs over the next five years. Voters want growth, not austerity, and above all, do not see ‘entitlements’ as on the table.
· Two-thirds give an intense positive response to a “plan to invest in new industries and rebuild the country and create jobs over the next five years.” That is 5 points higher than “a plan to dramatically reduce the deficit to allow the economy to grow over next five years.”
· By 67 to 26 percent, voters say the priority should be growth rather deficit reduction.
There is no evidence that voters have any interest in the contours of Simpson-Bowles approach to the budget.
· Over 60 percent rule out cuts in Medicare and Social Security as part of a deficit reduction package.
· Almost three-quarters find acceptable in any such plan creating a new higher rate for those earning over a million dollars.
By putting Paul Ryan on the budget, Republicans decided to put social insurance for seniors on the table, but the Obama’s biggest advantage over Romney was on whom voters trust to deal with Medicare: 51 to 38 percent, a 13-point advantage
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"And Voters Had A Lot to Say, Too!" (post election stats) (Original post)
Response to WillyT (Reply #1)
Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:02 PM
KoKo (84,711 posts)
2. Well...it as (to me) a small sample of voters but it seemed interesting..
Not much interest here...but I wonder why we don't get "onto stuff" like we used to in the
"Days of Bush."
I figured the "SILENCE" on "DU" was over..about questioning things here.
But, it's probably too soon for my RADICAL VOICE (lol's) to have anyone read anything by me here on DU. Or perhaps it just is that it isn't the "Underground" that I signed up for so many, many years ago.
I guess...I can't get used to the "CHANGE." (If you get my drift)