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White Vote Surges to Romney, But Reuters Zooms In on Sliver...
NewsBusters.org ^ | October 21, 2012 | Tim Graham

Posted on 10/21/2012 5:15:46 PM PDT by Kaslin

The Washington Post noted this week that most recent polls show Mitt Romney "winning the white vote by more than any GOP presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan" in 1984. But Reuters is looking hard for the bright side, focusing on a tiny subset to explore how "McCain voters defecting to Obama are older white males."

Cheerleading Gabriel Debenedetti touted how “Roughly 5 percent of respondents in Reuters/Ipsos polls said they chose the Republican contender in 2008 and will switch to Obama in 2012" and “The McCain-to-Obama switchers are 55 percent male, and 34 percent of them are 55 or older.”

Then he admitted, parenthetically, that “(Overall, Obama trails Romney 34 percent to 52 percent among white men over 50.)”

The story concluded "The defectors to Obama remain a smaller subset of respondents than those who voted for him in 2008 and now support Romney. The Reuters/Ipsos polling shows 10 percent of voters plan to cross the aisle in that direction." So why do the story on the smaller subset?

Perhaps because Reuters wants to load its story with Romney-bashing. The reporter asked "Who are these defectors?"

"Right now if I had to choose it would be Obama, because he's more personable," said William Holliday, a 58-year-old retiree from Convis Township, Michigan. "Romney has changed his position so many damn times, you don't know what he thinks at all. But they're both liars."

Holliday said that in general he leans Republican. "I did vote for McCain four years ago in spite of the fact he picked Palin. Because I thought that was a cheap trick he pulled there." He worries that if Romney is elected he will put "Cheney and Rumsfeld back in there to run the show."

Does this sound like a McCain voter? Did he think McCain hated Cheney and Rumsfeld? Then there's the tax return/47 percent media line to repeat:

Jeffrey Baker, 56, a retiree in Strong, Maine, thinks Romney's refusal to release his taxes disqualifies him. "If you can't be honest from the start, I don't want you in the Oval Office," he said. Romney, whose personal worth has been estimated at roughly $250 million, has faced criticism from Democrats for not releasing enough years' worth of his tax returns.

"Four years ago I voted for John McCain because I thought he was more experienced, and I thought we needed someone with some military background," Baker said. "Mitt Romney - I don't believe he has the experience that's needed. He's a businessman, he knows how to make money. That's all well and good, but we've got people to worry about."

Baker is unhappy with the entire campaign. "There's nothing going on. No information, no nothing," he said. "Everybody says they're going to do this, they're going to do that. But nobody says how they're going to do it."

He's basing his vote on a general sense that "Obama is more for the whole country than Romney is," alluding to the leaked video. "Romney, that's his honest feelings. He doesn't really care about the 47 percent."

The anti-Mormon commentary comes from one Jeff Waltrip:

Jeff Waltrip, 56, is a retired electrician and retail worker who has voted Republican all his life. But in his view Obama "has done a good job with what he was left with, and I truly believe that allowing Mitt Romney in there is going to make the world a whole lot worse than it is now." Waltrip said he liked the Republican ticket in 2008 because McCain is a veteran and because Sarah Palin "made me laugh."

...Waltrip also believes Romney is out of touch with lower-income Americans, and he mistrusts the candidate's religious convictions.

"I've always felt like the Mormon Church was more of a cult," Waltrip said. "I'm sort of afraid that his interests are going to be strictly for the Mormon Church."

Did you notice all three are retired and under 60? Doesn't that sound like a union-hall story?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; lamestreammedia; rooters; unionhallstory
The entire title is: White Vote Surges to Romney, But Reuters Zooms In on Sliver of White Male McCain Voters Now Voting Obama
1 posted on 10/21/2012 5:15:53 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I’d lay 3 to 1 odds that the guy identifying himself as Jeffrey Baker is a plant. His comments read like they came straight of a talking points card.


2 posted on 10/21/2012 5:18:48 PM PDT by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: Kaslin

This is the definition of two time losers. You vote for McCain. Obama beats McCain. You vote for Obama the next time. Talk about braindead losers.


3 posted on 10/21/2012 5:20:01 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Get the transcript Candy! - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Kaslin

Sorry, Rooters. Your story bombs the giggle test.


4 posted on 10/21/2012 5:20:21 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Kaslin

Some people just aren’t smart.


5 posted on 10/21/2012 5:22:51 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Kaslin

Not buying it.


6 posted on 10/21/2012 5:23:42 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Kaslin

Now we know the other reason the only group we never hear about is White males. Sounds like a gender gap?

Pray for America


7 posted on 10/21/2012 5:28:30 PM PDT by bray (Islam- A billion medieval savages can't be wrong!)
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To: Kaslin

All I will say to them is you better be really healthy so you won’t have to deal with the death panels. For a few more years.


8 posted on 10/21/2012 5:28:35 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Kaslin

I know a lot of older white males, being one...and NONE are voting for Zero. NONE! This is Reuters inventing a story, since they would have no evidence any of these people are telling the truth...and I don’t think many Obama supporters care about the truth to begin with.

Sorry, but the premise of the story is total BS!


9 posted on 10/21/2012 5:28:43 PM PDT by Mr Rogers
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To: DemforBush

The entire town hall was a farce with planted ‘citizens’ throughout. Between Candy ‘is dandy’ Crowley’s interruptions and obvious rescue mission when Romney correctly pointed out the Obama’s Regime’s Lies about the Libyan Cover-up Torture/rape of Ambassador Stevens?


10 posted on 10/21/2012 5:29:03 PM PDT by STD (“Cogito, ergo armatum sum)
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To: Kaslin

Seminar Plants.


11 posted on 10/21/2012 5:30:10 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: Mr Rogers
"This is Reuters inventing a story"

Surprised?
12 posted on 10/21/2012 5:30:32 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Mr Rogers

Ditto!

I was thinking exactly the same thing! I don’t know anyone who voted for McCain and is now switching to Obama. And, I know a LOT of people. Thousands, in fact!

As you so eloquently put it, “Total BS!”

Cheers!


13 posted on 10/21/2012 5:35:32 PM PDT by DoctorBulldog (Hey, Libtards, how's the Moral Imperative to close Gitmo working out for ya'?)
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To: DoctorBulldog
Exactly my thoughts. I can't imagine in what scenario, anyone that voted for McCain would switch to Obama. Granted there are a few people with medical and mental health issues that may mistakenly cast that vote. Even somewhat normal functioning people would not make this move. i bet less than 100 people in the whole USA.
14 posted on 10/21/2012 5:53:00 PM PDT by DrDude (Governor of the 57th State)
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To: Mr Rogers

You took the BS right outa my mouth!


15 posted on 10/21/2012 5:57:50 PM PDT by marygam (#Hurry November 2012, we might not make it#)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

>> Talk about braindead losers.

Dude, that’s cold. Harsh, even.

Early onset dementia is a really sad thing to behold.

;-)


16 posted on 10/21/2012 6:00:53 PM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I did vote for McCain, because he was the nominee and I have and will always vote for the nominee. The reason the arrogant pos beat him was because the state run media failed to have him vetted


17 posted on 10/21/2012 6:01:03 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Picking cherries with a pair of forceps, they are........


18 posted on 10/21/2012 6:07:41 PM PDT by Red Badger (Why yes, that was crude and uncalled for......That's why I said it..............)
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To: DemforBush

Of course he was a plant


19 posted on 10/21/2012 6:11:22 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

McCain voters? How about Dole voters? LMAO.


20 posted on 10/21/2012 6:19:41 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: skeeter
Sorry, Rooters. Your story bombs the giggle test.

They should go back to getting their stories by carrier pigeon or semaphore. They were more accurate then.

21 posted on 10/21/2012 6:21:50 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Kaslin
Mitt Romney "winning the white vote by more than any GOP presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan" in 1984.

That is the REAL story.

No way Obama overcomes that.

22 posted on 10/21/2012 6:45:53 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Kaslin

If 10% of Obama voters are switching to Romney, he’s done.


23 posted on 10/21/2012 7:00:22 PM PDT by MeanGreen2008
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To: MeanGreen2008
From Obama's Minister Of Information:

"I tell you - Obama has the white vote locked up! Reuters is a reliable information source. Any one who tells you Mitt Romney will win has been misleading you. The President will be re-elected. You just wait and see. This is the truth and the polls are a false flag operation on our part - the most brilliant in history. November 6th will stun everyone with the Obama victory no one was expecting! I never lie and we're winning, praise God! We are winning!"

24 posted on 10/21/2012 7:32:48 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Kaslin
Did you notice all three are retired and under 60? Doesn't that sound like a union-hall story?

Sure does.

25 posted on 10/21/2012 7:34:39 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: Kaslin

I am trying to remember the last true story that came from Reuters.... nope, I sure don’t remember one.

This Scots-Irish guy, that is married to a German-Jew, is going to vote for the white guy.

Yes, I know that sounds racist, but... oh well.


26 posted on 10/21/2012 7:51:55 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Kaslin

Being in that age group, they are pushing BS suitable for large crop fertilizer treatments.

Nobody, and I mean nobody I know in my age group who didn’t vote for der Fuehrer in 2008 is now going to vote for him. In fact, a lot of the former obamabots are not going to vote for obama.

BS story at best, desparation on the part of democrats at its worst.


27 posted on 10/21/2012 8:21:01 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Mr Rogers
I know a lot of older white males, being one...and NONE are voting for Zero. NONE!

I know a lot of older white males, being one...and NONE are voting for Zero. NONE!

28 posted on 10/21/2012 8:26:53 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: fortheDeclaration

And, it has nothing to do with race.

Has to do with content of character!


29 posted on 10/21/2012 9:14:54 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Kaslin
Romney leads Obama 52%-34% among white males over 55?

Something wrong with that number.

First, that means 14% of older white males are undecided just two weeks before the election.

Very hard to believe that.

Second, Romney needs to get about 65% of the white male vote to beat Obama.

That means Romney would need to get almost 100% of the undecided vote to win, which is all but impossible.

Yet, Romney is leading or tied with Obama in almost every national poll.

30 posted on 10/21/2012 11:43:35 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Kaslin

`Romney will run away with the white man vote. What he really needs to win and seal the deal is to do great with the white female vote. A lot of them are in the “undecideds”. My prediction is Romney will do a lot better than McCain did with white females. They were swooning over their mocha messiah in 2008.

Romney will beat Obama with or without Ohio.


31 posted on 10/21/2012 11:58:47 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: Kaslin

Reuters is the MSNBC of the print world.


32 posted on 10/22/2012 12:04:15 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Pravda Press has gone from 'biased' straight on through to 'utterly bizarre'.)
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To: All
This would also completely explain the "reported" polling in July that had NASCAR fans supporting BHO by a wide margin...it must've been Reuters/The Onion teaming up on these two polls...

BOGUS!

33 posted on 10/22/2012 3:49:52 AM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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