Sun Sep 30, 2012, 10:12 AM
highplainsdem (12,791 posts)
Undecided voters lean from Romney toward Obama
Source: LA Times
In an effort to explore the sentiments behind the poll numbers as Romney approaches the first of three presidential debates, Los Angeles Times reporters over the last week interviewed four dozen voters who in mid-August had told pollsters for The Times and USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism that they were undecided or only weakly committed to their candidates.
Asked an open-ended question about what news regarding Romney or Obama had stuck in their minds over the last couple of weeks, 1 in 3 spontaneously mentioned Romney's videotaped remarks about the 47% of Americans who do not pay income tax — the only incident to be so widely recalled.
Gray, 28, a restaurant manager in Indianapolis, cast his first presidential vote for George W. Bush in 2004. Undecided earlier this summer, he now shares some of Kimmel's concerns, mentioning the move by some Republicans to use the term "forcible rape" to limit when abortions should be allowed in cases of sexual assault.
Republicans "have just kind of doubled down on crazy lately," Gray said.
Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-undecided-voters-20120930,0,4062228.story
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Undecided voters lean from Romney toward Obama (Original post)
|sofa king||Sep 2012||#2|
Response to Vincardog (Reply #1)
Sun Sep 30, 2012, 10:40 AM
sofa king (10,626 posts)
2. This is certainly a polarized election.
There haven't been enough undecided and independent voters left to decide the difference between President Obama and the challenger since, what, March?
Honestly, I think this article was assigned from an old editor's 1958-2008 article timetable: "At five weeks to the election we shall focus on undecided voters. Horse race analogies are now permitted."
Fine. But the people who decided years ago are going to win the election, not the people who settle on "the Number One" at McDonald's because there are other people behind them in line.