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Thread: Early voting polls

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    Early voting polls

    Early voters could account for up to 40 percent of all ballots cast in the 2012 U.S. presidential election, and polls of people who already voted show President Barack Obama with a comfortable lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
    Both candidates have been urging supporters not just to vote but to do it early as Republicans and Democrats campaign vigorously - particularly in key battleground states - to lock up as many votes as possible before Election Day on November 6.

    Polls of people who say they already have voted show Obama with a lead in many of the states. The Obama campaign, which benefited from early voting in 2008, has focused heavily on urging supporters to vote early in this election as well.

    Obama leads Romney 54 percent to 39 percent among voters who already have cast ballots, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling data compiled in recent weeks. The sample size of early voters is 960 people with a credibility interval of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points....

    As a sign of the importance the Democrats place on early voting, Obama became the first sitting president to vote early when he cast his ballot in Chicago on Thursday.

    The two parties spent a lot of time in court this year battling over early voting laws in states such as Florida and Ohio as Democrats accused Republicans of trying to limit early voting to suppress the turnout of working-class and minority voters.

    In the end, Ohio was ordered by the courts to allow early voting to all until the eve of the election. And while Florida cut the number of days of early voting, it agreed to extend the number of hours on each day to satisfy critics.
    http://news.yahoo.com/40-percent-may...005022787.html

    Hardly surprising and fairly irrelevant. Ohio makes or breaks this election.


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    Good figures / data for Obama, thus far. I still think he'll win with 290 - 300 EVs or so.
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    About 18 percent of registered voters already have cast ballots, the Reuters/Ipsos polling data showed. Around a quarter of minority voters - who tend to support Obama - and almost a fifth of white voters have cast ballots, the data showed.
    54% is not good news for Obama...unless the turnout stays at 3-2 white-minority voters instead of the nations 2-1 which I doubt will happen. 7% not casting a vote for Obama or Romney is not good news for Romney...unless the "Perot" vulturing split is equal which I doubt is the case.
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    Voted day one (Saturday in FL). almost 5 hours in line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LandShark13 View Post
    Voted day one (Saturday in FL). almost 5 hours in line.
    Theres no way Id ever vote in any election ever if I had to wait 5 hours in line lol. Id take my chances that it probaby wont come down to my vote.




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    Jesus. 5 hours? I went to early voting on a Friday afternoon before 4 and waited 15 minutes, but I live in Colorado which means I still want to throw myself in front of a train.

    I will say that if you had asked me two months ago who I thought was going to carry Colorado, I would have told you Obama. But the enthusiasm for the GOP ticket is pretty extreme. Now I know I live in one of the reddest counties in the country, but even in liberal areas like Denver there is a lot of movement on that side. Four years ago, Obama was drawing surreal crowds up there. Had roughly 100,000 people turnout to see him right before the election. Meanwhile, support for McCain even here where I live was really quite pathetic. I actually felt sorry for those people. They knew they were going to lose.

    But this year is a complete 180. The Romney supporters are calling in to all of the talk shows and breathing heavily into their phones for a good ten seconds before they realize they're on the air, and then say "Oh am I on?" about 3 times before they yell out the usual lines, frequently bumping number buttons on their phone as they talk and not seeming to notice. Meanwhile, the Obama supporters occasionally come out of hiding while periodically peeking over their shoulders looking to see if anyone they know can see them like the married father sneaking into a porn shop holding a notepad over his face.

    Romney will of course run away with my county (El Paso), Aspen, and most of the mountain counties and eastern flat, rural cow-town places out east. Obama will carry the heavy liberal areas like Pueblo, Denver, and Boulder (lol). It's to the point where I truly have no ****ing clue who is going to win my state. Will just have to sit back and watch.
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