Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Poll: Obama leads among non-voters
Politico ^ | AUGUST 14, 2012 | KEVIN CIRILLI

Posted on 08/15/2012 4:09:10 PM PDT by RobinMasters

Stay-at-home nonvoters are more likely to support President Barack Obama than Mitt Romney, according to a new USA Today/Suffolk University poll out today.

Eighty million Americans — 40 percent of the possible eligible electorate — won’t vote this Election Day. And 59 percent of them say there’s no point, since nothing ever gets done and politicians continue to make empty promises, according to the poll.

Forty-three percent of nonvoters are Obama supporters, the survey found, while 20 percent of the nonvoters support Romney, 18 percent back a third-party candidate and 15 percent are undecided.

“This poll is a good news-bad news story for Barack Obama,” poll director David Paleologos said in a statement. “The good news is that there is a treasure chest of voters he doesn’t even have to persuade — they already like him and dislike Mitt Romney. He just needs to unlock the chest and get them out to vote. The bad news is that these people won’t vote because they feel beaten down by empty promises, a bad economy and the negativity of both parties. Obama has lost time — and the key — to open that treasure chest.”

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; welfarestate

1 posted on 08/15/2012 4:09:13 PM PDT by RobinMasters
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters

The uninformed shouldn’t vote. I fully support their actions to stay home and although appalled by their ignorance, I applaud their non-voting while under the influence of ignorance.


2 posted on 08/15/2012 4:14:42 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters

He also leads among dead people.


3 posted on 08/15/2012 4:18:15 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters

800 voters, 28% consider themselves “conservative”...totally out of line with America.


4 posted on 08/15/2012 4:19:15 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FreeAtlanta

They don’t sound all THAT uniformed. They believe that politicians make empty promises.


5 posted on 08/15/2012 4:20:26 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: E. Pluribus Unum

And aliens (both illegal and extraterrestrial).


6 posted on 08/15/2012 4:25:05 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters
“The good news is that there is a treasure chest of voters he doesn’t even have to persuade

Photobucket

7 posted on 08/15/2012 4:25:53 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters
The bad news is that these people won’t vote because they feel beaten down by empty promises, a bad economy and the negativity of both parties.

Fooey. They don't vote because they're lazy. They just don't admit that to the pollsters.

8 posted on 08/15/2012 4:29:39 PM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters
I guarantee you I will non-voter for him.
9 posted on 08/15/2012 4:32:20 PM PDT by liberty or death
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters

That is why they want to making voting mandatory.


10 posted on 08/15/2012 4:33:48 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: E. Pluribus Unum

And the French.


11 posted on 08/15/2012 4:35:34 PM PDT by what's up
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters

He usually pulls in about 110% of the career Welfare Queens and other career non-wokers as well.


12 posted on 08/15/2012 4:39:17 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: randita
Exactly. Lazy and stupid.
13 posted on 08/15/2012 4:40:46 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters
15 percent are undecided.

I'm not going to vote but I haven't yet decided who I am not going to vote for.

Got it.

14 posted on 08/15/2012 4:41:06 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters

There is only one Poll that matters, and predictions have never been very accurate, no matter who or what they try to replicate the election to come.


15 posted on 08/15/2012 4:42:41 PM PDT by Wildbill22
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters
I couldn't care less what non-voters think.

5.56mm

16 posted on 08/15/2012 4:42:50 PM PDT by M Kehoe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FreeAtlanta

Wanna bet he’s in the toilet with military veterans??

http://www.dishonorabledisclosure.com/


17 posted on 08/15/2012 4:43:14 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: John Semmens

“Stay-at-home nonvoters are more likely to support President Barack Obama than Mitt Romney”

You writing for Politco now, John?

;)


18 posted on 08/15/2012 4:48:58 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters

LOL. My favorite headline of the day.


19 posted on 08/15/2012 4:55:05 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters

The average Obama voter isn’t exactly the sharpest cookie in the tool shed;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_JJLLfTR8I


20 posted on 08/15/2012 4:57:45 PM PDT by Wildbill22
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: randita

“They don’t vote because they’re lazy.”

Right, and also, if they voted it might show that they could work and they might be forced to get a job shoveling shit in a dairy barn. And they would loose their unemployment and their food stamps.


21 posted on 08/15/2012 5:34:41 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters; melancholy; opentalk; left that other site; freekitty; Impy; InterceptPoint; ...
Eighty million Americans — 40 percent of the possible eligible electorate — won’t vote this Election Day.

How the heck do these left-leaning pollsters know that the people they contacted and call "non-voters" are legally eligible to vote? Did they check their citizenship and local residency status?

Forty-three percent of nonvoters are Obama supporters, the survey found, while 20 percent of the nonvoters support Romney, 18 percent back a third-party candidate and 15 percent are undecided.

If all hypothetically changed their mind and decided to vote, it wouldn't be as much of a benefit to the Anointed One as this writer would have you think. Just as in the voting population, many more current undecideds and third party supporters would vote for Romney than vote for Obama, as experience has shown that undecideds break in favor of the challenger over the incumbent and third party candidates lose support as the election grows closer.

22 posted on 08/15/2012 5:42:10 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters

Romney leads among actual voters, so this poll must be a consolation poll for Obama courtesy of the lib media.


23 posted on 08/15/2012 5:55:11 PM PDT by citizencon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters

You might as well say that Obama leads among gerbils - they will have just as much impact on the election.

Of course, all of the gerbils I ever had were smarter than to vote for the Wan.


24 posted on 08/15/2012 6:53:18 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ExTexasRedhead

I know what you are saying, but that sure reads wrong.... Our military vets would never be in a toilet!


25 posted on 08/15/2012 8:16:48 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters

What kind of a person is an “undecided non-voter”? What are they not decided about?


26 posted on 08/15/2012 9:06:53 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: justiceseeker93; Dysart; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ...

Thanks justiceseeker93.


27 posted on 08/16/2012 3:43:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson