There are presently 180,345,625 registered voters in the United States.That’s a little bit more than half the total population.
What percentage of those voters will actually cast the deciding “swing votes” in this year’s presidential election? It could turn out that as little as 3 or 4 percent of total American voters choices could tilt the election to either candidate, determining the outcome. That’s a heady responsibility for voters, and it shouldn’t be taken lightly.
The other day a 34 year old American man admitted in a tweet that he had never voted before, and would vote for the first time this year. I wondered to myself if he is one of those “skateboarding adult males” in America who hurled rocks and bottles during the “Occupy” protests period of US politics last year. It was not lost on me when I reported on the Occupy Movement last year on another blog that 78% of the people out there tearing up city parks all over America had never voted and didn’t plan to in 2012. THAT was a true WTF moment.
Ahh, we are so patient with our adult children in this country, aren’t we? It made me want to walk out into the streets and smack some of those protesters. And it really evidenced how ill informed many of our young people are. In an election like this one, every vote will matter, down to the last ballot cast in the last undecided county, in the last undecided state.
I’d just like to remind anyone who has marched in the streets with the Occupy movement, or who has complained about the direction our nation is taking [ either way Left or Right ] that if you don’t vote, please just shut up. You don’t have a leg to stand on. You are sitting in the stands munching your popcorn, enjoying your American citizenship as a purely spectator sport. Your opinion doesn’t mean much, if you don’t care enough to register and vote. And if you have always slid by on the lame excuse that your vote wouldn’t matter anyway, get ready to have your skeptical pants blasted off on November 6th, because in this year’s presidential election it’s going to be a very tiny slice of niche American voters in key states whose votes will cast the final deciding ballots as to who goes to the White House. Are you one of those coveted “swing voters”?
Which voters will cast the deciding ballots in this year’s election?
A list of the key demographics is below. If you fall into one of the following demographics and live in the listed swing state, then your vote could be the DECIDING VOTE in this year’s presidential election:
- Ohio – A female voter aged 45-64
- Nevada – A Latino voter
- Virginia – A black voter
- Colorado – A white voter with a college degree
- Florida – A voter who is not white, black or Latino
- Iowa – A voter aged 65+
Wisconsin – A voter without a college degreehttp://www.usatoday.com/interactives/news/politics/poll-tracker-2/
About the Presidential Race, The American Media and Where the Race Stands Going Into the Final Debate
After the second Romney / Obama presidential debate it has become plausible, really and actually plausible, that Mitt Romney could indeed unseat Barack Obama and remove him from the White House. Romney has made critical gains in several key states, and he is picking up fresh newspaper endorsements in others. The race at this moment is practically a dead heat, give or take 1 or 2 percentage points and allowances for errors in polling. Most polls now have the men locked in a dead heat at 47% || 47%.
British, Australian and European websites are providing the most unbiased reporting on polls, actual American voter demographics and other election related statistics. USA based websites are inevitably either wildly biased to the Left or Right, and you often can’t get a clear picture of where the race really is. That’s why impartial observers trying to report on the election have their hands full. We have two propaganda machines in the United States which pass for news outlets. One is the Left Wing propaganda machine, which churns out polls and news stories highly favorable to Obama and the White House administration’s policies: MSNBC, NBC, ABC, Salon, Wired, PBS, NPR and so on. The Right Wing news machine churns out the Pro-Romney material, exemplified by sites like Fox News and News Max. It’s hard for anyone following the election to get an unbiased snapshot of where things stand if you are getting your news from American websites.