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View Poll Results: To me, the most important issue is...
The economy in general 13 37.14%
Unemployment 0 0%
The national debt 2 5.71%
The environment 1 2.86%
Illegal immigration 0 0%
Social issues (abortion, same-sex marriage) 2 5.71%
Entitlement reform 0 0%
Gun rights 0 0%
Crime 1 2.86%
Getting rid of Obama 4 11.43%
Preventing Romney from becoming President 6 17.14%
The future makeup of the Supreme Court 2 5.71%
General admiration for my candidate 0 0%
Other 4 11.43%
Not sure 0 0%
Voters: 35. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-24-2012, 10:47 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Just to make this interesting, you can only choose ONE issue.

When you pull that lever or press that touch-screen button or mark that box, what is the ONE issue, more than any other, that governs your choice?
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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Health Insurance - ObamaCare and Social Security.

1) I want to be able to purchase health insurance when I retire prior to age 65. I want ObamaCare to stay so I can retire early and someone else can fill the job I had.

2) Once I turn 65, I want to be able to get the current Social Security benefit, not some dismal voucher that doesn't cover the monthly premium.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:10 PM
 
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Why isn't Obamacare on the list? A lot of people are FOR Obamacare.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:18 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Why isn't Obamacare on the list? A lot of people are FOR Obamacare.
You're absolutely right -- I should have added it. Oops.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE (via SW Virginia)
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I voted for the economy because I truly believe that Obama doesn't understand it. I think he has good intentions but he doesn't know what to do and his apointees are of the same thought pattern or lack thereof. The stimulus stablizied the economy which is a good thing...but in order to build sustainable growth it MUST be supplemented with a relaxed regulatory burden with lower complinace costs and a slashed corporate tax rate to stay globally competitive.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Anybody but the Tea Party.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:23 PM
 
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Health Insurance - ObamaCare and Social Security.

1) I want to be able to purchase health insurance when I retire prior to age 65. I want ObamaCare to stay so I can retire early and someone else can fill the job I had.

2) Once I turn 65, I want to be able to get the current Social Security benefit, not some dismal voucher that doesn't cover the monthly premium.
Single issue voters, who needs em.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:23 PM
 
Location: somewhere in the woods
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Just to make this interesting, you can only choose ONE issue.

When you pull that lever or press that touch-screen button or mark that box, what is the ONE issue, more than any other, that governs your choice?

the most important issue?


LIBERTY!
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:25 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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You also, in addition to "Preventing Romney from becoming President" should have included "Preventing Obama from having a second term".
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:30 PM
 
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Education.
Our educational system, while better than some, is far from what it could be. Read the comment section of any online news story and tell me Americans don't need serious help with critical thinking, language usage, knowledge of history, geography, political science, science, math, economics, and all the rest.
We are becoming a nation of simpletons where the loudest idiots garner not only the most attention, but are also gaining the most power.
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