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Exit Polls Prove US Still a Red State Nation
NewsMax ^ | 11/26/2012 | Christopher Ruddy

Posted on 11/27/2012 5:29:17 AM PST by SeekAndFind

The dust may still be settling on the 2012 election, but there is good reason for conservatives to find optimism for the future.

Recently, I found such hope reviewing the full exit poll data from our recent election.

The bottom line on the presidential race was this: Mitt Romney lost the election because voters liked him less than Barack Obama.

Despite claims otherwise, the election was not a referendum on Obama’s record or even red state values versus blue state values.

Obama and the Democrats have claimed a “mandate,” but the data shows voters actually oppose President Obama’s programs like Obamacare and reject his statist approach to governing.

Instead, the polling indicates America remains firmly a red state nation, with conservative values.

The exit polls do note that Hispanic and black voters cast their ballots in large numbers for Obama, with the president pulling 71 and 93 percent of their votes, respectively.

Had Romney pulled the same amount of Hispanic votes as George W. Bush did in 2004, the election this year would have been nearly tied.

Also, Obama, the first black president, had an unusually enthusiastic African-American vote. In 2012, 13 percent of the electorate were African American, up from 11 percent in 2004.

What this means is that an energized black vote gave Barack Obama an additional 2.5 million votes.

Next time, if Republicans woo some Hispanic voters and black voting patterns normalize, 2016 could see Republicans increasing their vote share by some 4 to 5 million voters in a similar, highly contested race.

In my view, 2012 was winnable for the GOP. They simply fielded a weak candidate.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012electionanalysis; 2012electionanaylsis; 2012exitpolls; 2012polls; exitpoll; redstate; redstates; trends

1 posted on 11/27/2012 5:29:23 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

From the 2012 exit poll:

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* Obamacare. Only 44 percent of Americans said they believe the program should be expanded or left as it is. Almost a full majority — 49 percent — said they wanted the program fully repealed or partially repealed.

* Income tax rates. Only 13 percent of Americans said they favored raising income tax rates for all citizens. And the suggestion that those earning over $250,000 a year — the benchmark the president uses to describe the so-called “rich” — should be taxed more received the support of 47 percent of the electorate. With all the media spin, one would think that view would have enjoyed majority support. It didn’t.

* When asked if “taxes should be raised to help cut the budget deficit,” only 33 percent of the voters agreed, with a strong majority of 63 percent saying no more taxes.

* The role of government. Asked the all-important question of whether government should do more or less in people’s lives, American voters strongly favored less government.

When respondents were asked if “government should do more to solve problems,” only 43 percent of voters agreed.

But 51 percent of voters agreed with the statement that “government is doing too many things better left to businesses and individuals.” Nothing better demonstrates that America rejects Obama’s statist policies and that the country remains a center-right nation.


2 posted on 11/27/2012 5:30:58 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The reason Obama was re-elected is because the majority of Americans are idiots. Simple as that.


3 posted on 11/27/2012 5:32:42 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Another article urging Republicans to woo Hispanics and Blacks.

STUPID.

Go ahead Republicans -—kiss their ass-—see where that gets you.


4 posted on 11/27/2012 5:35:55 AM PST by Venturer
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5 posted on 11/27/2012 5:37:44 AM PST by Doofer (Still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: Doofer
The dust may still be settling on the 2012 election, but there is good reason for conservatives to find optimism for the future. Photobucket
6 posted on 11/27/2012 5:41:04 AM PST by Doofer (Still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Here's an interesting story that popped up in Michigan this morning.

Extra Early Voting Opportunity in Heavily Democratic Area Raises Eyebrows 'One clerk decided the voters of one city would get a voting opportunity those in the rest of the state didn't get'

Its interesting that even with this sort of thing going on, the union ballot proposals were crushed nearly 60/40.
7 posted on 11/27/2012 5:42:56 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

That about sums it up!


8 posted on 11/27/2012 5:43:31 AM PST by pgkdan (We are witnessing the modern sack of Rome. The barbarians have taken over.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s the trendlines, stupid. Plus, the coming amnesty.


9 posted on 11/27/2012 5:44:16 AM PST by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: SeekAndFind
* Obamacare. Only 44 percent of Americans said they believe the program should be expanded or left as it is. Almost a full majority — 49 percent — said they wanted the program fully repealed or partially repealed."

What happened to the 70% who rejected it during the early daze of the TEA Party?

10 posted on 11/27/2012 5:46:10 AM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Behind the Blue Wall

I believe we had a shot at it in ‘12 and blew it. I believe we have another shot in ‘16, but by 2020, the Latino demographic increases will guarantee there will never be another GOP prez. Amnesty will just accellerate this condition.


11 posted on 11/27/2012 5:51:07 AM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: umgud
With all due respect..."we" did not have a shot this time.

It was announced and accepted by all that 47% of Americans were on the dole...heck, even Romney knew it. If the number was accepted as 47% you have to know it was a lot higher than that, and with our tradition of "one man one vote" there was no way that the numbers could have come out any other way.

We are what we are.

There is no "peaceful" way other than finding a way to make the taker's votes not count that we can get our country back from the jaws of socialism.

We are now "piloted" and controlled by socialists & communists who will only take us to the scene of the crash...

12 posted on 11/27/2012 6:08:04 AM PST by B.O. Plenty (Give WAR a chance.......)
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s the problem. People are voting on likability, not the actual job the person is doing. That’s why this country is in the gutter.


13 posted on 11/27/2012 6:17:31 AM PST by Durbin
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To: SeekAndFind

Too bad both major parties are left and lefter.


14 posted on 11/27/2012 6:17:41 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

No.

Americans were given a choice between a socialist and a Northeastern elite prep-school pretty-boy upper class scioin with no detectable core convictions.

The result was predictable.


15 posted on 11/27/2012 6:22:39 AM PST by delapaz
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah. By giving Barry a second term, we were actually turning the other cheek. Half of the people in this country are either socialists or communists. That’s red I guess.


16 posted on 11/27/2012 6:30:49 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't tax me bro! Tax that guy over there!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The factors of 7.9% unemployment (14.5% for blacks), record numbers of people in poverty, record numbers on food stamps and welfare, the scandal of Benghazi, and the government’s poor job of assisting Hurricane Sandy victims should’ve been more then enough to spell a rout of Obama on Election Day.

But, like moths to a light, voters were too enthralled with the idea of getting government money. Romney offered the chance of economic prosperity to a country, too many in which simply aren’t interested in anything but a taxpayer-paid life of leisure.

And, no... this is not a “red-state” or “center-right” country. Not anymore.


17 posted on 11/27/2012 6:31:01 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: Durbin

RE: People are voting on likability, not the actual job the person is doing.

Let’s put competence aside for the moment...

As far as likability is concerned, can someone please explain to me what makes Obama “likable”?

I mean, looking at Romney and Obama from a personal point of view, I’d say Romney looks like the more likable of the two.

And people find Old Crazy Joker Uncle Joe more likable than
Paul Ryan?

What’s this world coming to?


18 posted on 11/27/2012 6:44:25 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: ilovesarah2012

Yup.

When given a choice between:

“This Sucks!”

and

“Try a New Guy”

Americans chose “This Sucks!”


19 posted on 11/27/2012 6:45:18 AM PST by Uncle Miltie
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To: newfreep

RE: during the early daze of the TEA Party?

As the song goes “Those were the days my friend, we thought they’d never end...”


20 posted on 11/27/2012 6:46:20 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: ScottinVA

Good point. Changing tagline.


21 posted on 11/27/2012 6:48:00 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Working is for suckers.)
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To: ScottinVA

Good point. Changing tagline.


22 posted on 11/27/2012 6:49:22 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Working is for suckers.)
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To: SeekAndFind
To the title: if we're a red nation that keeps electing Democrats, I don't see that it makes any difference.

"Next time, if Republicans woo some Hispanic voters and black voting patterns normalize"

Woo Hispanic voters...uh-huh. Meaning support amnesty, or offer up a candidate based on race. They can do it without my help.

23 posted on 11/27/2012 6:54:04 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (The idiocracy has come home to roost. God help us.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Under 30’s are utterly ambivalent on any issue of consequence, and they are constantly spoon-fed personalized propaganda via Twitter and social media.

It’s nearly Game Over, I’m afraid.


24 posted on 11/27/2012 6:57:10 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ilovesarah2012

So stupid voters knew that Obama’s policies are bad for the economy, but because they “like” him better than Mitt, then that is the reason they voted for him? How can any of us say we like a politician without having a personal relationship with that person? Much like people watch and vote for people on reality shows, who they think they “know.” They don’t know them - they only see a a few minutes of a person who is portrayed in a good light - or bad light in Mitt’s case.

Americans can be some of the stupidest people on the face of the earth. Voting for someone they “like” when they don’t even know that person.


25 posted on 11/27/2012 7:23:06 AM PST by Catsrus
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To: SeekAndFind

RINO File.


26 posted on 11/27/2012 7:23:45 AM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: SeekAndFind
Exit Polls Prove US Still a Red State Nation

Election Proves US is not ...

27 posted on 11/27/2012 7:29:57 AM PST by dartuser ("If you are ... what you were ... then you're not.")
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To: Catsrus

Remember the Youtube video of interviews with Obama supporters in 2008? Total idiots who had no idea what Obama stood for or who he was but couldn’t wait to vote for him. When did Americans get so stupid? You would think with the internet, we would all be much smarter now. My parents were much more informed when all they had was radio and newspapers!


28 posted on 11/27/2012 7:30:21 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: SeekAndFind

RE: People are voting on likability, not the actual job the person is doing.

Let’s put competence aside for the moment...

As far as likability is concerned, can someone please explain to me what makes Obama “likable”?

I mean, looking at Romney and Obama from a personal point of view, I’d say Romney looks like the more likable of the two.

And people find Old Crazy Joker Uncle Joe more likable than
Paul Ryan?

What’s this world coming to?


So true. 10 years from now people will wonder how did we ever elect these
two fools two times......

When the 20’s hit their 30’s and the freebies run out, they will realize they
fell for “ smoke & mirrors” not “ hope , change, forward”


29 posted on 11/27/2012 7:59:59 AM PST by patriotspride
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To: umgud

I am of Hispanic origin and I vote solidly conservative. I had to hold my nose and for for McLame and Mittens but they were both better than Dear Leader.

I am not saying amnesty is the answer just that Hispanics are conservative.


30 posted on 11/27/2012 8:31:17 AM PST by jrestrepo (See you all in Galt's gulch)
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To: SeekAndFind

If that is true why didn’t they vote???.


31 posted on 11/27/2012 9:04:43 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: jrestrepo

I have a couple of Latino friends (brothers) who were both reliable dem voters......... until they started their very own very successful business. GOPers.


32 posted on 11/27/2012 10:48:00 AM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: jrestrepo

I have a couple of Latino friends (brothers) who were both reliable dem voters......... until they started their very own very successful business. Now they are pure GOPers.


33 posted on 11/27/2012 10:48:43 AM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: umgud
I believe we had a shot at it in ‘12 and blew it. I believe we have another shot in ‘16, but by 2020, the Latino demographic increases will guarantee there will never be another GOP prez. Amnesty will just accellerate this condition.

I agree re 2012, but I think it will take either a catastrophic Obama screw up over the next four years, or a fantastically strong GOP candidate/superweak Dem candidate for the Republicans to have a chance at the White House even in 2016. Illegal aliens are getting their paperwork in order as we speak by the millions, getting ready to process their citizenship. Obama will have the bureaucrats working at warp speed to manufacture as many new Democrat voters as possible by the end of his term.

34 posted on 11/27/2012 10:51:21 AM PST by Behind the Blue Wall
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