A USA Today/Suffolk University poll released Wednesday found that of the roughly 40% of eligible Americans who aren’t likely to vote in November, 2-in-1 would support President Barack Obama. Voters who are registered, but not likely to vote, back Obama over his Republican challenger Mitt Romney, 43%-20%. Another 18% said they’d support a third party candidate, and 15% weren’t sure who they would vote for.
While that sounds like a lot, it really isn’t.
In 2008, 64% of voting-age citizens – 131 million in total – cast ballots in the presidential election, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That was not statistically different than the number who voted in 2004, though it was higher than the number who voted in presidential elections in 2000 and 1996.
The is good news for Repubs, but it’s expected, so it isn’t like earth shattering news. Many people voted for the first time when they cast their ballots for Obama. These were simple-minded twits who let the rhetoric of “Hope and Change” convince them that Obama was a new sort of politician. What they got was a product of the leftist Chicago political machine.
I’ve a particular angst against people who vote, but are ignorant of the issues. I understand the desire to move away from the policies of Bush, but anyone with an operating synapse could see in the 2008 campaign that Obama was clueless as to how to move the economy or design any effectual policy change in either domestic or foreign policy. If anything, Obama has proven to be the classic Tax and Spend leftist we all come to expect from the Dem party. There was a twist from Obama though, he seemed to combine the worst traits of all of the Dem presidents we’ve had in the last 45 years. So, the ignorant masses that turned out to vote for hopey/changey bs will stay at home and enjoy their cheetohs.