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U.S. Voter Turnout Will Likely Fall Short of 2004, 2008
« on: October 30, 2012, 06:22:59 PM »
http://www.gallup.com/poll/158435/voter-turnout-likely-fall-short-2004-2008.aspx


October 30, 2012
U.S. Voter Turnout Will Likely Fall Short of 2004, 2008
Fewer voters this year say they are thinking about election, will definitely vote
by Jeffrey M. Jones

PRINCETON, NJ -- Key Gallup indicators of voter turnout, collected prior to superstorm Sandy, suggest voter turnout will fall short of what it was in 2004 and 2008. U.S. registered voters report giving less thought to the election, and are less likely to rate their chance of voting as a "10" on a 10-point scale, than in 2004 and 2008, two higher-turnout elections. However, the 2012 figures are higher than in 1996 and 2000, two lower-turnout elections.



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Re: U.S. Voter Turnout Will Likely Fall Short of 2004, 2008
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2012, 06:26:52 PM »
Wishful thinking....


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Re: U.S. Voter Turnout Will Likely Fall Short of 2004, 2008
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2012, 06:28:36 PM »
No one ever mentions 2010...notice that!

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Re: U.S. Voter Turnout Will Likely Fall Short of 2004, 2008
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2012, 06:34:01 PM »
We'd be a far better country politically if we had not succombed to the liberal nonsense of 18 years olds voting, etc.
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Re: U.S. Voter Turnout Will Likely Fall Short of 2004, 2008
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2012, 06:40:55 PM »
We'd be a far better country politically if we had not succombed to the liberal nonsense of 18 years olds voting, etc.

or the 17th amendment.

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Re: U.S. Voter Turnout Will Likely Fall Short of 2004, 2008
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2012, 09:34:45 PM »
Voter turnout will drop quite significantly in New York and New Jersey - for obvious reasons - but anyone who thinks that voter turnout will be significantly less than in 2004 have only a tenuous grasp on current reality; they are probably correct that turnout will not be as high as it was in 2008; however, that goes to our favor, not the democrats' favor.


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