Skip to comments.McCain voters defecting to Obama are older white males
Posted on 10/21/2012 5:19:37 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Roughly 5 percent of respondents in Reuters/Ipsos polls said they chose the Republican contender in 2008 and will switch to Obama in 2012.
Who are these defectors?
The McCain-to-Obama switchers are 55 percent male, and 34 percent of them are 55 or older. (Overall, Obama trails Romney 34 percent to 52 percent among white men over 50.) About 72 percent of them are white.
They are largely from the East Coast; nearly 4 in 10 live in the mid- or South Atlantic. Nearly 3 in 10 finished their education after high school, and nearly 2 in 10 have a bachelor's degree.
Two-thirds say they are absolutely going to vote, choosing "10" on a 1-10 scale for likelihood of voting.
Even though 38 percent of all voters believe the economy is the election's most prominent issue, just one-third of the McCain defectors agree. Character matters more.
(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...
McCain voters switching to Obama? Pure Baloney.
The media is worried, be prepared for more of these stories.
“nearly 2 in 10 have a bachelor’s degree.”
I don’t know what Reuters is drinking but this older McCain voter is NOT voting for Obama!
This is as unbelievable as anything else we’ve seen this year. I don’t regret my vote for that SOB loser in 2008. But I will not vote for another RINO.
Once in a lifetime is enough for me!
Pure Bovine Scatology!
More lies from the media.
So SEIU in the nursing homes has managed to get ahold of that many residents ballots” Hmmmm....
So supposedly 5% of McCain voters are switching to Obama...buried at the bottom of this story is the fact that double that, 10% are switching from Obama to Romney (according to this BS Reuters poll- its probably more like 15% switching to Romney)
Oh wait, they were serious?
I suspect that if there are any older white guys "switching" to Obama, free handouts to seniors likely has more to do with it than anything else.
Do they vote here too?
They’ll never mention MORE Obama voters are switching to Romney.
Just don’t accuse Reuters of partisan bias and printing a hit piece!
This could also be people so fed up with the system that they are deliberately lying about this to try to show how messed up the system/polls are. I have considered telling this very lie if called by a pollster.
“... nearly 4 in 10 live in the mid- or South Atlantic.”
Islanders? Fish-men from Atlantis?
LOL! They meant south of the Mason-Dixie Line.
That’s why this is BS. Not a single Southern state will go for O next month. Maybe in another universe.
They must be channeling “The Twilight Zone” over at Reuters!
Nonsense. I Trust al-Reuters about as much as I trust AP or MSNBC. And that’s not at all! More media propaganda.
They’ll vote for their Medicare and Social Security.
Not surprising with the geriatric set - but they’re also socially conservative!
Another BS story planted by the Obama camp to lure undecided voters over to the dark side ( no pun intended )
What in the hell kind of electrician retires at age 56? One that works for a Union perhaps? One that worked for the US Government perhaps?
The other one, age 58 is also retired, likely from a Government job, and checking out his name online has lived in NH, MA and ME his whole life. If he ever voted for McCain, it would have been a miracle.
Reuters is just trying to dilute the appearance of so so many white people deserting Obama.
Another Eeyore story from MiniTru. . . who is pulling out all the stops for Bathhouse Barry. . .
Since ballots are secret, we have to take them at their word for who they voted for in 2008.
A simple lie can shift that computer model just enough to be effective for the cause.
I seriously doubt Obama gained any McCain voters.
You're struggling Gabriel ... you're struggling. LOL.
ANYONE who voted for McCain in '08 didn't believe in the 0 hopey/changey when he didn't have a record, SURELY won't vote for him now when he DOES have such a pathetic record.
al-Reuters pathetically shilling for the occupier-in-chief. EPIC FAIL.
Desperate lame-stream. Pathetic and desperate.
Probably older people who left the work force and are now attached firmly to the government teet.
What Reuters conveniently leaves out is the fact Obama is not anywhere close to winning a majority of the White vote. Without it, he has NO chance of being re-elected.
Then again, where Reuters to include this information, they would have to admit the election is over! But why confuse people with the facts?
A small number of white voters going for Obama doesn’t change in the slightest the direction of this race. Reuters can spin all the fairy tales it wants from now through Election Day but that will never happen!
It does illustrate though, just how deeply the MSM is in the tank for The One.
This is such a bs story it is ridiculous.
No white male who voted McCain is going to say, hmm chee that guy Barry did a great job, let’s go with him.
Har har har. and if they did it is because someone came to their houses with a beat down bat saying “if you know what’s good for you....”
Once in a lifetime is enough for me!
Agree. I too am tired of being force fed candidates by the G.O.P.E.
This story is a hard-hitting load of journalistic crap.
If it were even partly true, what state(s) did McCain win that appear to be trending to Obama in 2012. [I think that answer is zero.]
There’s not one McCain voter that I know that would ever consider voting for Zero. Not one!
I’m an older white male who voted for McCain (whkle holding my nose) and I’m voting for and working for Romney who, even with his faults, is a DAMN site BETTER than that nasty old weasel John McCain!!!!!
The lies are reflexive at this point.
Maybe the old DEAD ones!
Hell, I know of eight members of my family (mostly die hard dems to boot) and at least four friends that bought into Obama's bovine excrement last election that aren't voting for him this time around. Actually, I overheard some of them saying that they were voting straight republican ticket this year!!!!
On a side note, I have seen exactly TWO Obama/Biden yard signs in my neighborhood this year and COUNTLESS Romney/Ryan signs. Not scientific, I know but...
The only people who didn’t vote for Obama in ‘08, and will in ‘12, are: those who were 14, 15, 16, and 17 in 2008, and are not just plain stupid, but public school stupid.
This piece should be put in a time capsule to demonstrate to future generations how absurdly and insanely corrupted by ideology the institution of ‘journalism’ became in our time.
Even more remarkable is the fact that this alternate universe, self parodying piece came from a once universally regarded press service, Reuters.
How does one claim that one's education is possibly finished when one votes for 0bama?
AP is an utterly awful newswire. The stories they offer are ideologically driven, and mix editorializing in with the facts.
Reuters is much, much worse. To make a story about FIVE PERCENT of your (usually skewed) sample and try to imply some sort of shift, or trent, is not partisan any more — it is utterly bizarre.
I’ll tell you exactly who those five percent are: They are liberal democrats playing pretend to a pollster.
Sounds like seminar poll takers to me. You heard the type before on talk radio. The ones who call in saying they are Conservative Republicans and then precede to recite the DNC talking points word for word.
It could be that 5% of former McLame voters are now dead, and are voting for Zer0 this year.
“...nearly 100% of them don’t exist...”
I don’t believe it for a second!!
That means 8 of 10 are high school drop outs on welfare.
Ah, I smell government employees
Damn a whole thread and no Eeyore-ism..ok here goes..Oh we are doomed, if this is true, we can never win, too many people will cheat, voting 5 times, it’s hopeless, we lost the momenteum, Glorida Allred will sink us, we are turning off white voters we needed a more conservitive candidate. Have you seem the latest Rassmussen Super Duper Swing State Election Predictor Poll, it shows a tie and Obama up 28 in Ohio.......
Not voting at all is a vote for Bath House Barry.
The same folks who Rush calls seminar callers, the same folks who write letters to editor that begin with "I am a life long ....", and the same folks who manage to be in focus groups as the undecided republican.
A condition ("voted for McCain" in 2008) that cannot be validated and, in fact, is nonsense to sentient beings.
“Character matters more.”
Where did they find these men, under a rock?
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