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fleur-de-lisa

(14,632 posts)
Wed Oct 3, 2012, 07:28 PM Oct 2012

Who are these ‘undecided’ voters?

I don’t know any. None. Not one.

It’s not that I don’t believe that they exist; I’m sure they do. But they are obviously waiting to hear something that hasn’t been stated yet; but what?

More so than in any other election in my lifetime, the choice could not be more clear. Given recent events (the Citizens United ruling, the near-collapse of the economy, high unemployment, the threat by the GOP to reverse Roe v. Wade, etc.) how can one not have an opinion on which direction we should be heading as a nation?

I’m not trying to be a smart ass; I really want to know. What are they waiting for?

I have a couple of theories:

A) They are apathetic and probably won’t vote, no matter what.

B) They don’t like either party, which I can understand. But still, at this point, how can you not have an opinion? There have been many elections in which I didn’t like either choice, but I always voted, even if I selected a 3rd party candidate with no chance of winning, or wrote in my dogs name. It was just my little way of protesting. But never, at this point, would I have considered myself ‘undecided’.

C) They are perhaps in a coma, or maybe just a little bit slow?

Am I missing something? What other possibilities exist? I’d really like to know.

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DCBob

(24,689 posts)
2. I think most of these will vote for whoever they think will win.
Wed Oct 3, 2012, 07:35 PM
Oct 2012

thats why they are waiting so long to decide so they make sure they vote for the winner.

fleur-de-lisa

(14,632 posts)
7. Really? People really do this?
Wed Oct 3, 2012, 07:45 PM
Oct 2012

What's the point? It's not like anyone would know if you decided not to vote at all, unless you yourself told them. WTF?

DCBob

(24,689 posts)
9. Its simply a desire to be on the winning side or being right about picking the winner.
Wed Oct 3, 2012, 07:51 PM
Oct 2012

They wont admit it but many do it.

The Wielding Truth

(11,415 posts)
3. If you don't know who these guys are by now and haven't been affected by national events then
Wed Oct 3, 2012, 07:38 PM
Oct 2012

maybe you shouldn't vote at all. You are not knowledgeable enough to make an intelligent decision this late in the game.

WI_DEM

(33,497 posts)
4. I've said it before and I'll say it again if you are undecided at this stage you are either stupid
Wed Oct 3, 2012, 07:39 PM
Oct 2012

or an attention seeker.

sellitman

(11,622 posts)
5. If they are undecided by now they shouldn't be allowed to vote
Wed Oct 3, 2012, 07:39 PM
Oct 2012

They are too stupid to vote.

Its night and day.

marlakay

(11,618 posts)
8. People not into politics
Wed Oct 3, 2012, 07:48 PM
Oct 2012

So wonder if they will bother to vote, maybe when called on phone they give answer of I don't know.

Question to ask on all polls is will you definitely be voting on Nov 6th or earlier? Then see how many of those are undecided.

Auntie Bush

(17,528 posts)
11. If they are undecided...they haven't beeen paying attention.
Wed Oct 3, 2012, 08:38 PM
Oct 2012

Probably too busy working, have kids and watch cartoons all day, or playing games. Obviously they don't listen to the news. But don't they talk to friends or get out of the house? I just can't imagine anyone is really undecided. Well... maybe someone who's been living under a rock, or bridge or in a box.

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