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Chi Donating Member (921 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-29-05 11:20 PM
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60. I thought you suggested....
I thought you suggested a scenario in which non-voters in 2000, were the 'liars' on the 'who did you vote for in 2000' question.
I was only using the 'new voter' replies to quantify that group.

"That shame could manifest itself in a white lie"
My point exactly, when I suggested that 'bandwagon effect' isn't the only stimulus involved.
In 2002 9/11 drew the vast majority closer to the President, by 2004 a much different attitude abounds (reflected in approval ratings), produced by the mess in Iraq.

If people are willing to 'white lie' to feel better of themselves, shouldn't it follow along with approval ratings.
You don't feel better when you align yourself with an Idiot.

Yes, I understand Rbr, and I know it hasn't been linked to this issue.
But isn't it likely that an emotion (shame in this case) which is strong enough to make voters refuse to fill out an exit poll, strong enough to make them 'white lie' on the 'voted for in 2K' question?

In short (too late) I don't think the situation in 2004 warranted a bandwagon effect toward Bush, I would think there would be an equal (if not greater) number of voters who would rather align themselves with Gore instead of fessing up that they voted for Shrub.

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