U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Elections
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 11-18-2012, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Texas
14,969 posts, read 13,763,873 times
Reputation: 4539

Advertisements

Some interesting perspective (for those of us on both sides).

President Exit Polls - Election 2012 - NYTimes.com

Exit polls: How 2012 compares to 2008

2012 Fox News Exit Poll | Politics | Fox News
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-18-2012, 12:02 PM
 
10,012 posts, read 5,742,813 times
Reputation: 6873
Sorry, but your title suggested this:


Abbott: So Costello, who are you voting for as the Republican presidential nominee this year?

Costello: Ron Paul.

A: Who?

C: I mean, Rick Santorum.

A: Oh, hes in far right field. He will never be it.

C: I meant, Ron Paul.

A: Who?

C: Newt Gingrich.

A: He wont even get to first base.

C: I meant Ron Paul.

A: Who?

C: Herman Cain.

A: The pizza guy?

C: I meant Ron Paul.

A: Who?

C: Rick Perry.

A: He never left home base.

C: I meant Ron Paul.

A: Who?

C: Jon Huntsman.

A: Hes in left field.

C: I meant Ron Paul.

A: Who?

C: Michele Bachmann.

A: Shes so far in right field no ones heard of her.

C: I meant Ron Paul.

A: Who?

C: Mitt Romney.

A: Ah! First base!

C: But I really meant Ron Paul.

A: Who?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-19-2012, 10:06 AM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
8,367 posts, read 8,269,291 times
Reputation: 5901
Quote:
Originally Posted by afoigrokerkok View Post
Yup, not exactly surprising that nationally, the party of naked hostility towards women, minorities, gays, moderates, low-income, and educated folks didn't do so well this time. Although who knows, in 2014 they might have better luck "regionally", where those kinda prejudices still thrive....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-19-2012, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Texas
14,969 posts, read 13,763,873 times
Reputation: 4539
Quote:
Originally Posted by mateo45 View Post
Yup, not exactly surprising that nationally, the party of naked hostility towards women, minorities, gays, moderates, low-income, and educated folks didn't do so well this time. Although who knows, in 2014 they might have better luck "regionally", where those kinda prejudices still thrive....
Did you actually read the links (any of them)? Can you move past your hatred? BTW, we lost the presidential election by 3% nationally. That's not exactly some huge loss.

Tell me something - are a majority of 18-29 year old whites, whites in the Northeast, and whites in California all racist? (BTW, all these groups went for Obama in 2008.)

The reason I posted this was that I wanted both sides to actually read the exit polls to actually get a grasp on reality. Republicans constantly accuse Democratic voters of all being moochers on welfare. Democrats constantly accuse Republican voters of being uneducated trailer park trash and some say that the wealthy primarily vote Democrat (interestingly, both sides actually seem to hate the poor and uneducated and think that's the entire other side). Neither are the case and I wanted both sides to see that.

Here is another good link:

http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/20...=sunday-review

Last edited by afoigrokerkok; 11-19-2012 at 11:46 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-20-2012, 07:40 PM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
8,367 posts, read 8,269,291 times
Reputation: 5901
Default Physician heal thyself....

Quote:
Originally Posted by afoigrokerkok View Post
Did you actually read the links (any of them)? Can you move past your hatred? BTW, we lost the presidential election by 3% nationally. That's not exactly some huge loss.

Tell me something - are a majority of 18-29 year old whites, whites in the Northeast, and whites in California all racist? (BTW, all these groups went for Obama in 2008.)

The reason I posted this was that I wanted both sides to actually read the exit polls to actually get a grasp on reality. Republicans constantly accuse Democratic voters of all being moochers on welfare. Democrats constantly accuse Republican voters of being uneducated trailer park trash and some say that the wealthy primarily vote Democrat (interestingly, both sides actually seem to hate the poor and uneducated and think that's the entire other side). Neither are the case and I wanted both sides to see that.

Here is another good link:

Groups Obama Won, Groups Romney Won - NYTimes.com
Folks interpret data many different ways (duh!), although if you had such an "important" message, then perhaps you should have said so in the OP. And BTW, before trying to "educate" the rest of us, maybe you could first "get a grasp of reality" yourself, and quit trying to re-frame and re-interpret your "not exactly huge loss".

But regardless how you try to spin it, the majority still isn't buying... then or now. Deal with it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-20-2012, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
7,293 posts, read 3,973,248 times
Reputation: 5900
Wouldn't that be "Who voted for whom?"




Couldn't help it; ya don't get to use "whom" very often.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-20-2012, 08:25 PM
 
3,421 posts, read 2,492,877 times
Reputation: 1238
Quote:
Originally Posted by afoigrokerkok View Post
Did you actually read the links (any of them)? Can you move past your hatred? BTW, we lost the presidential election by 3% nationally. That's not exactly some huge loss.

Tell me something - are a majority of 18-29 year old whites, whites in the Northeast, and whites in California all racist? (BTW, all these groups went for Obama in 2008.)

The reason I posted this was that I wanted both sides to actually read the exit polls to actually get a grasp on reality. Republicans constantly accuse Democratic voters of all being moochers on welfare. Democrats constantly accuse Republican voters of being uneducated trailer park trash and some say that the wealthy primarily vote Democrat (interestingly, both sides actually seem to hate the poor and uneducated and think that's the entire other side). Neither are the case and I wanted both sides to see that.

Here is another good link:

Groups Obama Won, Groups Romney Won - NYTimes.com
It doesn't matter what those polls say, each side is going to continue to believe what they want to believe because its make people them feel better. Republicans will always carry the torch for being the party to rich, and hostile to anybody who isn't old, white, and male. Democrats will be seen as socialist, welfare dependent moochers, who want to take other's people money and give to takers.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-20-2012, 08:42 PM
 
121 posts, read 128,471 times
Reputation: 109
What the analysis of the exit polls confirmed is that America's fastest growing minority population hispanic and asian respectively aren't buying into the Republican propaganda machine and it made a huge difference this election. It's the only two groups that swung harder Democrat than anything else.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-20-2012, 08:46 PM
 
Location: NC
10,005 posts, read 8,717,270 times
Reputation: 3062
It looks like the GOP took a smack down from "other religion" voters, that is in accordance with what I expected.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-20-2012, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
18,794 posts, read 13,579,606 times
Reputation: 7921
The exit polls tell us about race, creed, color, education, etc. but one thing they don't address is how well informed the voter is. That's what I'd like to see. Something as simple as can you name your US House member, and who did you vote for for prez.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Elections
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top