Thursday, November 1, 2012

Political Party Identification

Gallup website Go to this website and look at the data collected and the articles on declaring party affiliations prior to the election.  Why is this something you may think twice before doing?
Explain your reasons why.

Could Presidential Polls Be Wrong About Obama's Battleground Edge?

8 comments:

  1. Most people in poverty are independent voters as opposed to republican or democratic. They might switch between each election. Overall, they are slightly more democratic than republican though. They tend to pay more attention to the specific issues that the candidates talk about, as opposed to voting for someone just because they are of the same party. Many people in this country vote for one person or another because of their political party, paying little mind to their issues. They just vote because they want to be democratic or republican. Overall, the issues are more important to the country, though so they should be focused more on the issues. Voting based on party could create an unwanted situation in the government, so voting should be considered more carefully.

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  2. This poll shows that most people in poverty are registered as Independent rather than as Democrat or Republican. If you look further, people in poverty are also more likely to be Democrats than Republicans. With people that are not in poverty, the division between Independent, Republican, and Democrat is much more equal. The same goes for the approval rate of Obama. People in poverty have a very large difference between the percentage of people in favor of Obama and of people who don't like him. People in poverty are much more likely to be in favor of Obama. People who are not impoverished are nearly evenly divided between approving of Obama and disapproving of Obama. This makes sense because Obama is much more about helping the poor, so the impoverished like him, while Republicans believe more along the lines that if you're poor it's your fault and you should work harder. Although these polls seem to make sense and are probably accurate, it's still hard to tell if these polls are entirely accurate. They can't be totally accurate unless every person is surveyed, and that, obviously, is impossible.

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  3. One should think twice before reading these polls because it acts as a type of "propaganda" for the viewers. It shows a bunch of numbers and percentages about how the poor are more likely to vote for Obama. In my perspective I see it as a way to make people think that if they vote for Obama, they're considered poor. Thus, causing a psychological reaction to make the viewer change their mind. I do recognize that this might not be true, but I do believe that it does influence one's decision.

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  4. Reviewing the Gallup website, we've noticed many different accurate statistics of those in poverty. These statistics show that people who happen to have an opinion and those who are engaged in politics. This ends up leading to who you would most likely vote for or which party you would join. Both candidates speak on poverty being an issue and how they will do to help out but mostly communicate with what the commnity wants to hear to gain their vote. In addition, a vote relates to the majority of the issue. I believe that what matters really is the community. We should focus on what wil affect the people mostly.

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  5. Reviewing the Gallup website, we've noticed many different accurate statistics of those in poverty. These statistics show that people who happen to have an opinion and those who are engaged in politics. This ends up leading to who you would most likely vote for or which party you would join. Both candidates speak on poverty being an issue and how they will do to help out but mostly communicate with what the community wants to hear to gain their vote. In addition, a vote relates and is traced back to your wealth balance. In my opinion, I see this issue in action because of the benefits we want in our life after voting and joining a party. Finally, thinking twice is difficult because of the balance there is in poverty.

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  6. When stating that you are a republican or a democrat, either way you will eventually get bombarded with different opinions and constant calls by whatever party you stated you are in. We feel that not stating anything is better until you have research what ideas are important to YOU as an individual voter and not get any bias from either party to get your vote. Also, your opinion on some certain subjects can be changed by time so it's best to not state anything yet.

    It is kinda hard to say at the moment who is going to win based on the presidential polls. In the past weeks they seemed to be pretty even in the race. At the end of the day even if the polls say one candidate is winning it could completely change when the actual voting is going on. People's opinions change and in a poll not EVERYONE is voting. But if Romney wins the election we will not be very happy.

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  7. Most Americans feel that they have to vote Romney because they don't want to feel left out of the society group. It is being said that if Americans vote for Obama it means that they are poor. We think that some Americans say they'll vote for Mitt Romney because they want to be labeled as a higher class person. Both candidates argue that they will make a change, but don't have enough evidence to back up their statements. Overall Poverty is an issue and it needs to be fixed!

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  8. I strongly believe that if you consider yourself in poverty you should not forget about what party you stand in. People worked hard to make the average man and woman to vote therefore impoverished people should think clearly what political party one will represent.
    If Obama will offer benefits for the poor and we could clearly say that the best choice is to go democratic. If you look at the situation in perspective, people that are in poverty will not take a stand in to which political government they will represent. This should have been thought twice since a big part of the population is in poverty and if this part of the population does not represent a democratic opinion the growing, rich popularity that thinks Obama's political party is not working to its potential, will outweigh the votes of the the the people that vote for democracy. It is a decision that in the majority will benefit only one group, either the rich will be taxed and will benefit the poor with Obama's Plan and if people voted for Romney and he won there will be less options for people with no businesses but only those with small business which in the most part are not poor.

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