Hardening Views – How Important is Your Candidate Winning the Election?

In July, voters were asked how important it was to them that their candidate won the 2008 election for president. They were asked again over the past week…

Math 101…

Obama: 52% + 34% = 86% die hard support.

mccain: 48% + 34% = 82% die hard support.

I’m obviously pleased to see a larger percentage of die hard support for Obama. Will a die hard supporter turn out to vote? Who knows? Moreover, this chart lacks any sort of relevance until you consider this overly important swing state data…

In 2004, 33% of respondents identified themselves as a republican. In the same year, 35% of respondents identified themselves as a democrat.

Fast forward to 2008 – 36% of respondents identify themselves as a democrat and just 27% of respondents identify themselves as a republican. Yes, 27%.

No matter how close the “die hard” numbers are, none of that matters if you’ve lost 12% of your party. Good night and good luck as originally seen on BccList.com here

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