Skip to comments.Here's How The Undecided Voters Were Selected To Question Obama And Romney At Tomorrow's Debate
Posted on 10/15/2012 1:43:54 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney will answer to a pool of about 100 undecided voters in Wednesday's town-hall style presidential debate in Hempstead, N.Y.
The voters were selected by the Gallup Organization, which has been tracking the Obama-Romney matchup on a daily basis throughout the general election.
This is the 20th anniversary of Gallup's partnering with the Commission on Presidential Debates for a town-hall style debate. In 1992, Gallup editor in chief Frank Newport said, no one had any idea what questions would be asked, and moderator Carole Simpson moved through the crowd of voters at random.
"It's a format that works very well, and it's a format that fits with my personal views, because I have a lot of faith in the average citizens of the country," Newport said.
This year, though, will be a little bit different.
Newport walked through the steps the organization goes through to select the pool. All of these voters will come from Nassau County:
* Gallup calls voters and repeats its normal questionnaire. For undecided voters, it probes further and asks if they lean more toward Obama or Romney.
* If voters identify as truly undecided, Gallup invites them to participate in the debate.
* Newport stressed that the voters have to identify as truly undecided not even leaners or voters who say their choice could change are considered.
Of the 100, only a select few will be chosen to ask questions by debate moderator Candy Crowley.
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Not trusting any of this.
so we are going to get the most stupid people asking questions. Great.
Gallup are whores for 0bama.
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I bet there will be few if any undecided voters in that audience. I hope the freepers who live in that area will keep a lookout for local democrat party activists in the townhall audience.
I read the article and I have ZERO confidence in Crowley and her selection of the questions.
Prayers for Mitt Romney.
Thankfully, he’s the smarter one and knows how to be both charming and ruthless.
Question for all......Can we REALLY believe that they have tired to get an unbiased group as they claim? Or is it just, well...a lie?
Just like “the only people who serve on juries are the people too stupid to NOT get out of jury duty.”
So we get some pony-tailed hippie clown who looks like the comic bookstore clerk on the Simpson’s, who tells Obama “we are your children, take care of us”, and Obama cocks his head sideways and coos that everything will be alright as long as the government gets bigger.
“Of the 100, only a select few will be chosen to ask questions by debate moderator Candy Crowley.
Selected by Obama.
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Voters were probably asked where the state capitol was located.
If they said “Manhattan” they were finalists.
If they said “Manhattan, Kansas” they were picked by Gallup!
With all the info out there if you claim to be undecided your mentally unfit. I dont trust any of this. This is a setup to make romney look bad and zero look good.
They were axed if they ever got anything from Obama’s stash. If they did, then they were allowed to submit their questions.
I would love if one of them said they make $100/year too much for the free obama cell phone. What are they going to do to give me a free phone too.
I hate these stupid town hall debates. Republicans should refuse to participate in them.
It’s the fault of the idiot GOP. They never insist on a debate hosted by Fox News or moderated by a conservative or even a non-biased moderator.
The moron debate.
Pandering to the moron vote.