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McCain voters defecting to Obama are older white males
Reuters ^ | October 21, 2012 | By Gabriel Debenedetti

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 ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; 2012polls; 2012swingvote; alreuters; arizona; bho2012; election2008; election2012; mccain; pravdamedia; rinos; zogbyism
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Character matters more.

Right.

1 posted on 10/21/2012 5:19:49 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Baloney.

McCain voters switching to Obama? Pure Baloney.

The media is worried, be prepared for more of these stories.


2 posted on 10/21/2012 5:21:43 AM PDT by swpa_mom
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“nearly 2 in 10 have a bachelor’s degree.”

Ooo-Kay.


3 posted on 10/21/2012 5:22:20 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

bs


4 posted on 10/21/2012 5:22:39 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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!


5 posted on 10/21/2012 5:22:59 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Pure Bovine Scatology!


6 posted on 10/21/2012 5:23:21 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

More lies from the media.


7 posted on 10/21/2012 5:23:29 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So SEIU in the nursing homes has managed to get ahold of that many residents ballots” Hmmmm....


8 posted on 10/21/2012 5:24:05 AM PDT by WVKayaker (I'm more than happy to be Obama's "enemy of the week" - Sarah Palin)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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)


9 posted on 10/21/2012 5:24:05 AM PDT by HailReagan78
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
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.

LOL!

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.

10 posted on 10/21/2012 5:27:01 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (It's time to make Obama a minor footnote in the pages of history)
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To: HailReagan78
Much more troublesome than any of their conclusions is the fact they had a heavy sample of people from THE SOUTH ATLANTIC ~ which is located near Argentina, Brazil, South Africa and Angola.

Do they vote here too?

11 posted on 10/21/2012 5:27:15 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: HailReagan78

They’ll never mention MORE Obama voters are switching to Romney.

Just don’t accuse Reuters of partisan bias and printing a hit piece!


12 posted on 10/21/2012 5:28:10 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


13 posted on 10/21/2012 5:30:03 AM PDT by BRL
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“... nearly 4 in 10 live in the mid- or South Atlantic.”

Islanders? Fish-men from Atlantis?


14 posted on 10/21/2012 5:30:50 AM PDT by Siegfried X
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To: muawiyah

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!


15 posted on 10/21/2012 5:31:17 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Nonsense. I Trust al-Reuters about as much as I trust AP or MSNBC. And that’s not at all! More media propaganda.


16 posted on 10/21/2012 5:32:04 AM PDT by Blennos
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To: Yashcheritsiy

They’ll vote for their Medicare and Social Security.

Not surprising with the geriatric set - but they’re also socially conservative!


17 posted on 10/21/2012 5:32:55 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Blennos

Another BS story planted by the Obama camp to lure undecided voters over to the dark side ( no pun intended )


18 posted on 10/21/2012 5:33:59 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
A Jeff Waltrip, age 56 retired electrician, and a Jeffrey Baker, 58 retired are the two main sources of this push poll by Reuters. Both give very incongruent reasons for having voted for McCain in the first place, then completely inane reasons for voting for Obama this time.

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.

19 posted on 10/21/2012 5:34:35 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Another Eeyore story from MiniTru. . . who is pulling out all the stops for Bathhouse Barry. . .


20 posted on 10/21/2012 5:35:50 AM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


21 posted on 10/21/2012 5:39:03 AM PDT by Bogey78O (Don't call them jihadis. Call them irhabis. Tick them off, don't entertain their delusion.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
LOL!

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.

22 posted on 10/21/2012 5:40:09 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Gaffer

Desperate lame-stream. Pathetic and desperate.


23 posted on 10/21/2012 5:40:39 AM PDT by ShovelThemOut
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Probably older people who left the work force and are now attached firmly to the government teet.


24 posted on 10/21/2012 5:40:49 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Gaffer

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.


25 posted on 10/21/2012 5:41:02 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Gaffer

hahahahhaha.

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....”


26 posted on 10/21/2012 5:41:17 AM PDT by Individual Rights in NJ (Want to join my new country in Greenland? Like the Danes will stop us; pft!)
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To: goldstategop
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!

Agree. I too am tired of being force fed candidates by the G.O.P.E.

27 posted on 10/21/2012 5:43:16 AM PDT by Holly_P
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Roughly”

“largely”

“nearly”

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.]


28 posted on 10/21/2012 5:46:14 AM PDT by TomGuy (Dukakis is to tank as Obama is to binder & Big Bird)
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To: FatherofFive

There’s not one McCain voter that I know that would ever consider voting for Zero. Not one!


29 posted on 10/21/2012 5:46:35 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bull$***!

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!!!!!


30 posted on 10/21/2012 5:46:35 AM PDT by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Not only does the media no longer have any credibility and they know it, not only do the American People know it, but the media knows we know it and doesn't even care anymore.

The lies are reflexive at this point.

31 posted on 10/21/2012 5:46:43 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (Tequila can hurt but it wasn't designed to kill you. Taqiyya will.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Maybe the old DEAD ones!


32 posted on 10/21/2012 5:47:25 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism, in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bump


33 posted on 10/21/2012 5:49:16 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: All

@GDebenedetti


34 posted on 10/21/2012 5:52:34 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: goldstategop
They’ll never mention MORE Obama voters are switching to Romney.

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...

35 posted on 10/21/2012 5:53:25 AM PDT by bayliving (I suffer from democrat induced tourette syndrome...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


36 posted on 10/21/2012 5:53:47 AM PDT by HomeAtLast (Please proceed, Governor. To the White House.)
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To: goldstategop

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.


37 posted on 10/21/2012 5:55:02 AM PDT by Carl LaFong (Vera the possum is US.)
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To: ZULU

38 posted on 10/21/2012 5:55:28 AM PDT by o2bfree (All us minorities got us an Obamaphone!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"....3 in 10 finished their education after high school..."

How does one claim that one's education is possibly finished when one votes for 0bama?

39 posted on 10/21/2012 5:56:22 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


40 posted on 10/21/2012 5:58:22 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Pravda Press has gone from 'biased' straight on through to 'utterly bizarre'.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


41 posted on 10/21/2012 5:58:31 AM PDT by gusty
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To: swpa_mom

It could be that 5% of former McLame voters are now dead, and are voting for Zer0 this year.


42 posted on 10/21/2012 5:58:45 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“...nearly 100% of them don’t exist...”

I don’t believe it for a second!!


43 posted on 10/21/2012 6:01:06 AM PDT by zwerni (this isn't gonna be good for business)
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To: silverleaf

That means 8 of 10 are high school drop outs on welfare.


44 posted on 10/21/2012 6:01:39 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (The Scriptures clearly tell us we are in the last days, the end times. Christ is the only answer!)
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nearly 4 in 10 live in the mid- or South Atlantic

Ah, I smell government employees

45 posted on 10/21/2012 6:02:13 AM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Paladin2

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.......


46 posted on 10/21/2012 6:02:43 AM PDT by pburgh01
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To: goldstategop

Not voting at all is a vote for Bath House Barry.


47 posted on 10/21/2012 6:03:53 AM PDT by Internet Walnut
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Who are these defectors?

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.

48 posted on 10/21/2012 6:04:02 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Exhibit 1 for poll-fixing examples. Crock of the month (excluding Obama's statements).

A condition ("voted for McCain" in 2008) that cannot be validated and, in fact, is nonsense to sentient beings.

49 posted on 10/21/2012 6:05:46 AM PDT by jammer
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To: Salgak

“Character matters more.”

What?

Where did they find these men, under a rock?


50 posted on 10/21/2012 6:06:01 AM PDT by Sophia777
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