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Mon Dec 12, 2011, 07:53 PM

What percentage of general election voters vote for a candidate "just like me" ?

I know there is no specific answer to this, but I've wondered, based on the improbable "election" of GWB, the loss of Adlai Stevenson, the loss of Carter, etc.

It seems to me to be a very high percentage.

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Reply What percentage of general election voters vote for a candidate "just like me" ? (Original post)
steve2470 Dec 2011 OP
opihimoimoi Dec 2011 #1
gkhouston Dec 2011 #2
steve2470 Dec 2011 #3
DCKit Dec 2011 #4

Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 08:33 PM

1. GOPers 80% others 25%

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 08:42 PM

2. I'm trying to think of any candidates who are unemployed, afraid of losing their homes,

and outraged about the trampling of our Constitutional rights and the police violence against OWS protestors.

Can't think of one, so the people who are actually running had better hope the percentage of voters who opt for a "just like me" candidate is extremely small.

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Response to gkhouston (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 08:44 PM

3. excellent point nt

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 01:05 AM

4. I want someone more intelligent and better educated, for a start.

 

In short, I want someone better than me. Way better.

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