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  •  So it's only white people who were (0+ / 0-)

    taken with Romney's charm at the debates. According to these polls, the post-debate shift seems to only occur with whites.

    You're indirectly saying that White people are looking for any excuse to vote for Mitt Romney without actually knowing the facts?

    If Obama's debate performance is not affecting how Black or Hispanic women vote for him, why should it only affect white women?

    •  that's an extravagant generalization (1+ / 0-)
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      Pew didn't even report a split for Hispanic respondents.

      You're indirectly saying that White people are looking for any excuse to vote for Mitt Romney without actually knowing the facts?
      Umm, I think he was directly saying that unmarried low income, low information white women are a swing constituency. I would guess not as "swingy" as this poll indicates; we'll know more once we can look at PPP.

      In the meantime, maybe you could step away from the meta amp?

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      by HudsonValleyMark on Mon Oct 08, 2012 at 04:04:25 PM PDT

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      •  I'm not generalizing anything (0+ / 0-)

        I'm asking a question. But it seems more like BBB is simply speculating wildly to suit his own agenda.

        First of all, BBB conveniently left out the part where the almost 70% of the PEW sample are aged 50+.

        Spin this how you want, but it's simply not representative of the American voting electorate. In 2008, voters age 50+ made up 43% of the total electorate. That's less than half. So the fact that it's almost 70% in this PEW sample is a major red flag.

        http://www.people-press.org/...

        •  say, did you ever look at their Sept age distro? (1+ / 0-)
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          Never mind. I'm pretty sure I already know the answer.

          According to these polls, the post-debate shift seems to only occur with whites....

          I'm not generalizing anything

          Mmmm.

          These are unweighted Ns.

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          by HudsonValleyMark on Mon Oct 08, 2012 at 06:08:08 PM PDT

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