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Fifty-Two-Eighty 1
I think both the Dems and the Repubs are kinda blowing it on this whole demographics thing. This wasn't so much "white males v. everyone else" — hell, 36% of white males voted for Obama. This was more like "your platform and your candidate suck donkey dick, and I just can't bring myself to vote for it, no matter how much I hold my nose."
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty on November 30, 2012 at 11:18 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 2
We should make note of where our numbers lie and act appropriately. If we continue to stand for the issues that younger voters have made their own and fight for them in government, than we continue to win. The narrow interest of the primarily southern, older, white males will be all the Republicans have. And their prejudices preclude them from widening those interests to include "others".
Posted by Pope Peabrain on November 30, 2012 at 11:34 AM · Report this
Oh my gosh! Young people and brown people vote! What is to be done?!
Posted by Clayton on November 30, 2012 at 11:49 AM · Report this
Another take on this:

It's quite possible that quarter-of-a-billionaire Mitt Romney is accustomed to having his lackeys tell him what he wants to hear.

And that his lackeys -- in this case, his pollsters -- oblige.

How'd that work out for you, Willard?
Posted by judybrowni on November 30, 2012 at 11:58 AM · Report this
And those uppity single women vote, too.

Their own minds.

Heavens to Betsy!
Posted by judybrowni on November 30, 2012 at 11:59 AM · Report this
It the eternal problem of echo chamber ideologues - left or right. They steadfastly ignore the reality that there actually IS such a thing as objective fact.
Posted by tkc on November 30, 2012 at 12:01 PM · Report this
Dougsf 7
"Well geez, over half the people working on the campaign said they'd vote for him. I don't get what happened."
Posted by Dougsf on November 30, 2012 at 12:28 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 8
I'd like to know how the polls were conducted. Landline phone calls? Snail mail? Stopping people in shopping malls?

Bad methodology can explain a lot.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on November 30, 2012 at 1:16 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 9
@8 Old, anti-choice, bigots made land-line calls to the same.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on November 30, 2012 at 1:52 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 10
It's almost as if younger and less white voters:

a. have cell phones

b. don't answer polls from right-wing hate groups that poll them.
Posted by Will in Seattle on December 1, 2012 at 1:04 PM · Report this

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