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13 point lead, 22 point lead

Heard an interesting point on the news this morning (NBC before someone wants to whine about it) - while projections are showing pubs in a lead of 13 points at the most conservative estimate, that's based on good voter turnout. If turnout is low, that gap jumps to 18, while AP is showing a 22 point lead regardless. Either way, looks like like a lot of dems are toast, so are people actually going to show up to vote? Do most dems have the motivation to care when midterms usually have the lowest turnout anyway?

AP numbers: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g8-DEMtAE9q4i4ySQ0eV_qZefmRQD9IM5MT00?docId=D9IM5MT00
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NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 7:52 AM on Oct. 6, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • NotPanicking

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 7:53 AM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • I vote every election

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:13 AM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • and so do my Mom, hubby, sisters, Aunt , Uncle and 2 cousins

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:14 AM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • I vote, will vote, always vote. I hope everyone shows up, no matter which direction you vote! :)
    urkiddingright

    Answer by urkiddingright at 8:50 AM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • I always vote but there are some that don't bother if they know they are going to lose. I saw on the news that it could be that 50% of Hispanics may not vote.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:19 AM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • I get what you are saying. It's the whole "why bother voting, I could be getting a pedicure, since we're going to lose anyway." I considered it for like eight seconds in 2008, but there was more going on than the presidential election.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 10:22 AM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • wow     "a whopping 22 percentage-point gap"  it's certainly is a gap.

    musicmom08

    Answer by musicmom08 at 1:22 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • If you don't vote you don't get to complain ;-)
    jacksmom3707

    Answer by jacksmom3707 at 2:48 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • Hubby and I will be voting (to cancel out Sweets' votes in PA!) LOL :oP
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:58 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

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