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Do political endorsements influence how you vote?

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TrooGrit 3 years, 8 months ago

I watch what they say. Then I go to the web so see how they voted. If they are a freshman, I do web searches to try to ascertain who is donating to them. If they are not, I go the the .gov websites to see how they voted. If all that fails, I wait to see who 'Bea' favors, and then vote for the opposite.

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estespark 3 years, 8 months ago

Yes, because without Tiahrt's advertisements I would not have a negative opinion of Moran (and vice versa).

My name is estespark and I approve this comment.

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Verdad 3 years, 8 months ago

The more interesting number is the generic congressional ballot.

RCP Average 7/13 - 7/28 -- 45.8 41.0 Republicans +4.8

This historically understates the Republican votes. This could be the biggest sweep since 1947.

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RoeDapple 3 years, 8 months ago

Here Tom, the Real Clear Politics site gives an average approval rate of the top six number cruncher surveys.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/polls/

As of today, Rasmussen at 47%, but overall average of the six listed is 45.7%

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Tom Shewmon 3 years, 8 months ago

edjayhawks says: "Rasmussenreport. Now's that's an unbiased, independent publication..."

Well, it sure was seen that way by libs and Dems when he called the 06 mid terms and 08 elections to a "T".

But now, calling the numbers as they are not favoring Dems, all of a sudden it's magic! Theyr'e biased and slanted right.

How mysterious is that!?

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puddleglum 3 years, 8 months ago

of course not, unless they are giving me money or land to rent to wal-mart or promising me my very own stop light along busy 6th st so i don't have to wait that extra 30 seconds for a gap in the cars so I can pull out and make my way to work-everybody else can stop and rot at that light for all I care. :o

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staff04 3 years, 8 months ago

Not generally--in most cases, endorsements tell me much more about the endorsing organization than they do the candidates.

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scopi_guy 3 years, 8 months ago

Not unless the endorsement is given by Rula Lenska.

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beatrice 3 years, 8 months ago

No. Endorsements don't sway my opinion ... unless it is by someone really famous.

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Flap Doodle 3 years, 8 months ago

Worth repeating: What do Arlen Specter, Jon Corzine, Creigh Deeds, Martha Coakley, Kwame Kilpatrick, and Rod Blagojevich have in common? They all received the endorsement of Dear Leader while they were running for office. Specter, Corzine, Deeds and Coakley were defeated at the polls. Rod Blagojevich won his election and became governor of Illinois. He was later impeached and removed from office. Kwame Kilpatrick became the mayor of Detroit. He is currently in prison for various felony-level corruption offences.

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jrlii 3 years, 8 months ago

Endorsements are as likely to affect my vote negatively as positively, maybe more so.

If the endorser represents politics as usual, I figure it's probably a good reason to vote for someone else.

If the endorser represents the politics of obstruction, it is a really good reason to vote for someone else.

If an issue advocacy organization endorses a candidate, I'll consider it. (Assuming I support the issue!)

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Practicality 3 years, 8 months ago

To answer the question, yes it does.

It usually results in me voting the opposite.

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Tom Shewmon 3 years, 8 months ago

Obama, to stump or not to stump, that is the question.

"Two years ago, Barack Obama was elected president with a historic 53 percent of the vote -- more than any other Democrat in history except Andrew Jackson, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson.

These metrics -- the generic ballot results and polls in individual districts -- suggest that House Democrats are headed toward historic losses. Quite a swing in 18 months. "

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/political_commentary/commentary_by_michael_barone/house_democrats_head_for_a_thumping_at_the_polls

Good read by Michael Barone.

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Jimo 3 years, 8 months ago

Of course they do. Heck, ads for Pace picante sauce influence people. It's why billions are pored into advertising.

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Belinda Rehmer 3 years, 8 months ago

I can not say yes or no. Political candidate endorsements, or political party endorsements not necessarily, but some some group endorsements do. If it is a group I admire or am part of, I will listen to their opinion. However, my personal research/knowledge will ultimately play the biggest role in my decision. And I do take voting seriously. Especially the local/state elections where my vote counts most.

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