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  -Voter turn out was low in Massachusetts and in left of center  Jan-24-10 06:22 PM   #0 
  - No thoughts. I had one but it died of lonliness.  elocs   Jan-24-10 06:24 PM   #1 
  - Was it that turnout was quite high for an OFF year election? You can't compare it to 2008. Fail.  timeforpeace   Jan-24-10 07:06 PM   #22 
  - Young voters and urban/black voters are infamous for not turning out in off years. We don't have  Captain Hilts   Jan-24-10 06:26 PM   #2 
  - " . . . but I'll admit to being surprised by the degree that Obama's election has not kept  bertman   Jan-24-10 06:58 PM   #18 
  - I do agree with this, turnout is everything  KingFlorez   Jan-24-10 06:27 PM   #3 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-24-10 06:29 PM   #4 
  - yep  Little Star   Jan-24-10 06:31 PM   #6 
  - The true irony is that Teddy turned the republican party  theothersnippywshrub   Jan-24-10 06:43 PM   #10 
  - Republicans will be busy defending  EmeraldCityGrl   Jan-24-10 06:30 PM   #5 
  - You need to compare 2009 with 2006 and not 2008.  Kaleva   Jan-24-10 06:34 PM   #7 
  - indeed...poor comparison...  ProdigalJunkMail   Jan-24-10 06:47 PM   #13 
  - Good catch and excellent point. n/t  theothersnippywshrub   Jan-24-10 06:49 PM   #15 
  - True. But folks expected, rightfully so, Obama's voters - so many 1st time voters - to stick. nt  Captain Hilts   Jan-24-10 08:41 PM   #31 
     - Turnout for the Democratic primary in MA was especially low. But few noticed that.  Kaleva   Jan-24-10 09:28 PM   #32 
        - Yes. Same thing. You'd think Obama voters would want to 'repay' Ted Kennedy's legacy. nt  Captain Hilts   Jan-24-10 09:36 PM   #33 
           - What about the Ted Kennedy voters?  Kaleva   Jan-24-10 10:47 PM   #34 
  - Thanks for the data. IMO, the amount of money that the republicans will have spent  AlinPA   Jan-24-10 06:37 PM   #8 
  - had a conversation with these Republican coworkers about the  left of center   Jan-24-10 06:56 PM   #17 
  - But Why Was Turnout Low?  MannyGoldstein   Jan-24-10 06:39 PM   #9 
  - And there Ya, go....  Sherman A1   Jan-24-10 06:45 PM   #11 
  - Turnout in MA was high. Off year elections have to be compared to other off year elections.  Kaleva   Jan-24-10 06:46 PM   #12 
  - What do you think is behind these off year results?  left of center   Jan-24-10 07:04 PM   #21 
  - You taught them a lesson.......showed'em good  nevergiveup   Jan-24-10 06:48 PM   #14 
  - I Voted For Coakley  MannyGoldstein   Jan-24-10 07:14 PM   #26 
     - Sorry ..... I got the impression you did not vote.  nevergiveup   Jan-24-10 10:54 PM   #35 
  - And what on earth is accomplished with that attitude? If the cities'  virgogal   Jan-24-10 06:51 PM   #16 
     - Not to mention, a case could be made that the very early polls  karynnj   Jan-24-10 07:00 PM   #19 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-24-10 07:04 PM   #20 
           - Why do you think people "voted" against the healthcare bill?  left of center   Jan-24-10 07:08 PM   #23 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-24-10 07:15 PM   #27 
           - Many MA people writing here disagreed that that was the case  karynnj   Jan-24-10 07:23 PM   #29 
              - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-24-10 07:26 PM   #30 
  - Turnout was actually very high by historical standards.  Statistical   Jan-24-10 07:12 PM   #24 
  - 43% is pretty damned good turnout for a special election. They are typically around 20%  ddeclue   Jan-24-10 07:13 PM   #25 
  - I could have confirmed that in NJ  tabbycat31   Jan-24-10 07:17 PM   #28 
 

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