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Has The Political Antics Changed Anyone’s Mind?

October 10, 2016

Two quick thoughts.
From the time each major party had made the selection—and that was prior to the conventions—the vast majority of the nation who votes knew which candidate they would support for the November balloting.  Everything since then is only either increasing or decreasing the degree of their enthusiasm for their decision.
I am not at all convinced there is an honest number of undecided voters for the top of the ballot selection.  I suspect that some when asked offer up a response for the pollster which is not reflective of how the voter actually stands on the question.
In the end this is a base election which does not then allow the broad consensus required for governing  That really is more troubling than all that we have seen thus far.
  1. October 11, 2016 11:03 AM

    To your first concern there really are not that many undecided and even including those who rightfully are embarrassed to admit wanting Trump there just are not enough of those base voters no matter how one tries to make it fit a model. As to your second concern I think every voter who is for Clinton fully understand show close this republic of ours (was or is) to slipping over the cliff and will be there on election day. Early voting is proof I think–for sure–of the last point,

    But I suspect you and I both strongly agree on wanting this thing over and the last nail plowed deeply into the political campaign of Trump.

    Thanks for your comment and have a nice day.

  2. Mark E. Bye permalink
    October 11, 2016 10:24 AM

    I’m worried sick about either one of two scenarios: 1) People who, to this point, haven’t declared one way or another but who *will* actually vote for Trump once in the solitary privacy of the voting booth; and 2) People who now feel so confident in Clinton’s election that they’ll decide to stay home because their vote is now not really necessary to ensure her election.

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