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Fri Mar 18, 2016, 02:29 PM

Florida voters "fed up" with Trump and Clinton speak out

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Source: CBS News

Voters in the key swing state of Florida are sharing their frustration about their options in the 2016 presidential race. A focus group comprised of Republican and Democratic voters who oppose both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump offered a revealing look at the anger toward the front-runners in both parties.

Clinton and Trump share the distinction of being among the least-liked candidates.

"I would rather not vote than vote for either one of these candidates," one woman told CBS News contributor and Republican strategist Frank Luntz, who led the group at the Orlando Public Library. "And it pains me to say that, because I feel it's my right as a member of this democratic society to be able to vote. But given those two candidates, I can't vote for either one of them."... "I just think that none of the-- either party doesn't deserve my vote. They're not giving me what I feel we need as a country," another woman explained. "So why give the support to someone who's not gonna do what I need them to do for me and my family?"

"I don't believe Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton really care about the American people. I don't trust either of them. I don't think they are presidential," one man said. ... "The thing about Hillary Clinton is that all of her flaws are verifiable and provable. ... "There is a great opportunity for someone. And that person had better come forward fast, because if the Republicans put Donald Trump up, and if the Democrats put Hillary Clinton, it will be the worst turnout election ever," a woman said.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/elections-2016-florida-voters-anti-donald-trump-hillary-clinton-focus-group/



There is a lot more at the link. WE IGNORE THIS NEWS AT OUR PERIL.

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Reply Florida voters "fed up" with Trump and Clinton speak out (Original post)
Attorney in Texas Mar 2016 OP
msongs Mar 2016 #1
Jackie Wilson Said Mar 2016 #2
BillZBubb Mar 2016 #6
Jackie Wilson Said Mar 2016 #7
Scuba Mar 2016 #22
vkkv Mar 2016 #26
desmiller Mar 2016 #28
florida08 Mar 2016 #29
Politicalboi Mar 2016 #36
angrychair Mar 2016 #32
William Seger Mar 2016 #19
vkkv Mar 2016 #25
hrmjustin Mar 2016 #3
Cryptoad Mar 2016 #35
BillZBubb Mar 2016 #4
zentrum Mar 2016 #9
moosewhisperer Mar 2016 #13
LiberalFighter Mar 2016 #15
Darb Mar 2016 #5
BillZBubb Mar 2016 #10
zentrum Mar 2016 #8
vkkv Mar 2016 #20
moosewhisperer Mar 2016 #11
William Seger Mar 2016 #12
LiberalFighter Mar 2016 #21
George II Mar 2016 #14
lamp_shade Mar 2016 #16
vkkv Mar 2016 #17
LisaM Mar 2016 #18
beastie boy Mar 2016 #23
elleng Mar 2016 #24
Lorien Mar 2016 #27
CoffeeCat Mar 2016 #30
florida08 Mar 2016 #31
onehandle Mar 2016 #33
Cryptoad Mar 2016 #34
etherealtruth Mar 2016 #37

Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 02:31 PM

1. not lbn. it is analysis and opinion nt

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 02:32 PM

2. Yes, I have heard this ignorance myself from someone I thought was smarter than this

The very idea that there is any comparison between Hillary and the Trump who we see on TV...fucking nonsense.

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 02:34 PM

6. Baloney. Both Hillary and Trump share extremely high negatives.

That is the comparison. There is no denying it.

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Response to BillZBubb (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 02:35 PM

7. ...

Trump wants to round up millions of Latino's and send them away, if you dont vote

for whoever the Democratic candidate is, you support that.

Period.

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 02:55 PM

22. Hmmmm ....

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hillary-clinton-child-migrants_us_55d4a5c5e4b055a6dab24c2f

Hillary Clinton Defends Call To Deport Child Migrants
But legal groups say virtually all unaccompanied minors from Central America qualify for humanitarian relief.
08/19/2015 01:56 pm ET

Hillary Clinton this week defended her call to deport children from the U.S. who are fleeing violence in Central America.

Speaking at a press conference in Las Vegas on Tuesday, the former secretary of state and candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination said that deporting the children, many of whom are seeking asylum, would send a “responsible message” that would deter Central American families from sending their children to the United States.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #22)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 03:01 PM

26. Weve forgotten about that! Thanks ___ n/t

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #22)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 03:09 PM

28. Well.... Hillary's off my list.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #22)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 03:13 PM

29. hahaha

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Response to Scuba (Reply #22)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 03:28 PM

36. That's the new progressive

 

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 03:18 PM

32. That is hyperbolic nonsense

It is not possible for any president to institute such actions. We still have judicial and legislative branches of government as well as there are many more that would stand against thes types of actions. This "banning" of people entering the country, leaving the country or putting up a big wall to keep people out is empty rhetoric to spin up his voter base.

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Response to BillZBubb (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 02:53 PM

19. *IF* it comes down to Hillary vs. Trump

... and you can't figure out which would be a better President, then please do stay home: There's a 50% chance you'll make a huge mistake.

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Response to William Seger (Reply #19)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 02:59 PM

25. Seems BillZBubb is saying that 'high negative' numbers keep people home on election day and

 

that candidates with high negative numbers are less likely to win against a candidate with equal 'positive' numbers but lesser 'negatives'.


What's not to get?

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 02:32 PM

3. A Frank Luntz focus group is lbn on DU?

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 03:27 PM

35. I know

just when I thought DU had a Fresh Smell about it.

How can Skinner let this on DU

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 02:33 PM

4. The problem with this is that Luntz was involved. That immediately makes it suspect.

I don't doubt that lots of potential voters at this time agree with the findings. But, things change as you get near the actual election.

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Response to BillZBubb (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 02:37 PM

9. Agree about the creepy Luntz.

But the Democrats should be actually looking at this for real themselves.

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Response to BillZBubb (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 02:43 PM

13. Luntz focus group

Luntz should do a focus group to gauge his hate-ability. Years ago, I was at a restaurant for lunch in downtown Chicago. I was seated at a table next to about half a dozen men along with Luntz. After Luntz left, the men discussed how giving Luntz his own show would never work because he's "not likable" and "is underhanded".

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Response to BillZBubb (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 02:46 PM

15. Agreed!

Anything to do with Luntz is suspect. Also that the group he put together was by design to support his view.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 02:33 PM

5. Anecdotal trollup.

 

Hillary is not an asshole like The Donald is and the majority of Americans know this and will elect her.

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Response to Darb (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 02:38 PM

10. Not necessarily.

Hillary will pivot to the right if she becomes the nominee. What will Donald Trump do? He could begin to backpedal and soften his more outrageous positions. If he does that, the republican base will rally to him.

The majority of Americans, according to mountains of polling data, don't care for Hillary or Trump. They are both viewed unfavorably.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 02:36 PM

8. This does worry me.

Furious at the DNC for not cultivating, and promoting many of its new Democratic faces—especially Warren. I think HRC/DWS were too formidable to challenge at this point in her political rise.

HRC had her turn. It came and went. I'm a good Democrat but just exhausted by the Clintons

It's the turn of another woman or Democratic candidate finally.

I'm very worried about the lack of turnout that may occur.

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Response to zentrum (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 02:54 PM

20. Agreed _____ n/t

 

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 02:39 PM

11. In every election cycle...

..there are people who aren't satisfied with the choices. Whether it's the fact that their candidate didn't make it past the primaries or was never there to begin with. Apathy. Disgust. Whatever. As far as "it will be the worst turnout election ever". Well, bullshit. Also, Luntz is a complete Repub shill. Don't be surprised if he's trying to toss out a scenario where a third candidate enters the race, specifically Trump's Repub nom is blocked and Romney is put up instead. Just wait.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 02:42 PM

12. Florida Democrats voted overwhelmingly for Hillary

I really wish they hadn't, but do these other Florida Democrats understand how this democracy thing works?

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Response to William Seger (Reply #12)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 02:54 PM

21. Good point that others here need to heed.

Also that Luntz will select the people for his focus group that he wants even if it does not fit the demographics.

Hillary got 64.45% of the votes because Sanders was running against her. Of course, those supporting Sanders are unlikely to view Hillary favorably.

On the other side, Trump only got 45.74% of the votes and the majority voted against him.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 02:43 PM

14. Analysis, not "NEWS"! Three days ago Clinton had a huge victory in Florida (64-33), obviously....

....they weren't all that "fed up" with Clinton.

This is just muckraking.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 02:46 PM

16. WE IGNORE THIS NEWS AT OUR PERIL (note all caps)



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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 02:48 PM

17. Gawd.. who isn't? But sure, I'll vote for HRC to at least vote Democratic...

 


sort of Democratic...

DWS has kind of ruined what I thought of good Dem party system.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 02:52 PM

18. Luntz, I knew it! How does he have any credibility?

When I watch his polling on election nights, I'm always floored by his ability to come up with five answers to a question that I would never give. He's definitely from the "when did you stop beating your wife" school of questioning. I wouldn't put any faith in this poll. I might instead look at last Tuesday's election and figure out which candidate had a resounding victory.

I also don't understand how he chooses his focus groups.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 02:57 PM

23. "A focus group comprised of Republican and Democratic voters who oppose both Clinton and Trump"?

Stop the presses, they are not big fans of Trump or Hillary!

What's next, an atheist focus group being asked if God exists?

I can't believe what passes for newsworthy these days!

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 02:59 PM

24. Surprised?

Thank dws/dem ptb/hrc/mtm.

Martin, we hardly knew you, because they wouldn't let us.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1281

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 03:06 PM

27. The establishment loves low turnout

If no one voted at all they would be even happier.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 03:15 PM

30. That's exactly how I feel

I most likely will not vote, if the choices are Trump and Clinton.

Very sad, as I have been a proud Democrat for decades and a volunteer for John Kerry, Obama and Sanders. I've never missed a vote and I always took my kids with me to the polls. Any time I could vote for a Democrat was like a holiday in our house.

Now, I just feel like I want to vomit.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 03:17 PM

31. exactly

and Debbie Wasserman Shultz is a big part of that.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 03:20 PM

33. PERIL! nt

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 03:25 PM

34. Another GOP Group

that were selected by a long time GOP analyst strategist Frank Luntz ..... this is trash, a backdoor attack on HRC by the GOP

this should be removed.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 03:29 PM

37. I am sorry, LOCKING

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