Friday, November 5, 2010

The 40/40 Split

Jon Cohen from The Washington Post guested yesterday on WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show, and shared some interesting stats from the exit polls.

45% of voters voted for Obama in 2008.
45% of voters voted for McCain in 2008.

58% of voters had an unfavorable view of the Democrats.
57% of voters had an unfavorable view of the Republicans.

41% of voters described themselves as conservative.
39% of voters described themselves as moderate.
20% of voters described themselves as liberal.

40% of voters said that the deficit was the number one issue.
40% of voters said that jobs was the number one issue.

40% of voters said that health care should be repealed.
40% of voters said that health care should be strengthened or kept.

40% of voters said that the Bush tax cuts should continue for everyone.
40% of voters said that the Bush tax cuts should continue only for those earning less than $250,000.

40% of voters said that they supported the Tea Party.

Obviously, we are a deeply divided nation. And, also, the Republicans do not have the clear mandate that they claim. The Dems should realize that and not give an inch.

Not one fucking inch. Fight you wusses, fight.

2 comments:

  1. Wow, so divided. Sometimes I am surprised that we as a country even function.

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  2. Yeah, I sometimes wonder how we manage to function at all.

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