Undecided Voters More Likely to Be Influenced by Social Media: Scary or So What?

Fef 2012/09/18 22:00:00
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Yikes! America's republic gets boiled down to a tweet or status update... "Dude, how should I vote? (Tell me in 140 chars or less.)" Wake up America! Do some research before you decide the fate of the free world. 

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A recent study shows that social media has a big influence on Americans' decision to vote. What do they have to say about voting influence?
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  • Nancy~PWCM~JLA~POTL 2012/09/20 00:45:50
    I really do not think there are any undecided voters. Everything is pretty much in place for the election. The debates are pure and simply entertainment and watch who trips. Undecided will probably not show up. Independent voters will and they are not all about Obama . Just look at the middle east on fire while he is late night TV attention. Hard to believe that the middle east has that many American flags to burn. Think about it

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  • LarryFine IndyLinda 2012/09/21 14:50:18
    Post the source or we'll consider this source just more liberal propaganda.
  • IndyLinda LarryFine 2012/09/21 18:09:09
    Here's one source, and I'm a conservative not a liberal.
  • Nomie IndyLinda 2012/11/04 04:55:35
    The news coverage, and more importantly lack of release of some coverage suggests the opposite.
  • Angel* 2012/09/20 23:39:47
    So What?
    Better then a Realty Show or straight out Lies.
  • Icono1 2012/09/20 23:31:53
    Social media is very topical and easy to digest. The 0 camp has been into social media for a reason; it is topical and easy to understand and that is all that is needed to persuade voters.
  • Marek 2012/09/20 23:24:19
    Scary that there are undecided voters. They are likely to be influenced by twitters and by media playing some kind of gotcha game. What is even worse is how the mass propaganda media is in with obama like the political prostitutes they are.
  • nofrills Marek 2012/09/21 18:20:02
    we must collec.rid the country of ppl like obama who is only there for his 'lottery lifestyle' and NOTHING MORE..
  • Mark DeBarbieri 2012/09/20 22:33:11
    Mark DeBarbieri
    Both the government and the media lie. A general once stated, "The government has to lie in order protect itself."
  • kaZappoo Mark De... 2012/09/21 01:03:34
    and very evident here !
  • chicagosjentleone 2012/09/20 20:53:22
    we do not have real reporters any more, everyone bows down to the buck instead of the truth. Who can you trust?
  • Whips 2012/09/20 20:26:49
    karl rove is spending millions upon millions with hate commercials. The sad thing is that some people actually believe his hatred lies!
  • nofrills Whips 2012/09/21 18:20:48
    so the dem isnt doing the same?where have been for the last 4ys..?under a stone?
  • Pecos Sal 2012/09/20 19:42:54
    Pecos Sal
    There are stories that the elite or the so called "smart" business people, who know that Obama is going to take their wealth only vote for him because he is part of the popular democrat elite, and they want to be called "smart" popular elite. ("smart" pseudo-intellectual)
  • Robert ... Pecos Sal 2012/09/22 16:44:32
    Robert Massey
    I don't think that Warren Buffet gives a damn about pop culture and being considered hip! He and others like him realize you can't sell to people who have no money.
  • Manuel 2012/09/20 19:30:17
    So What?
    Undecided Voters More Likely to Be Influenced by the real truth about Obama and vote for him...Undecided Voters know now more then ever before that the right wing new media has spread nothing but lies and hate on Obama. Now that we are close to the elections we can see it even more...
  • BIGBlackPETER 2012/09/20 19:15:51
    This is something that the Lamemedia won't show....

    michelle obam empty chair
  • nofrills BIGBlac... 2012/09/20 19:58:39
    lol...mo is addictive grand living and she aint leaving the w.h without ass kicking..
  • BIGBlac... nofrills 2012/09/20 20:04:30
  • nofrills nofrills 2012/09/21 16:15:08
    according mochelle thinks she won the 'lottery' and she aint living that sweet life for you or me..she will hold on that with her fakeness,hypocriscy,her manipu.her own black ppl for that GOOD life of winning the w/h lottery..
  • Gloria ... BIGBlac... 2012/09/20 22:54:41
    Gloria Onken
    LOL : O........I always knew she wore the pants in that house.....LOL...
  • BIGBlac... Gloria ... 2012/09/20 23:38:09

    and this is 0bmama's chair...

    obama empty chair
  • tammy c... BIGBlac... 2012/09/21 00:54:04
    tammy carter
    That not cool you don't even no her to do that or say
  • BIGBlac... tammy c... 2012/09/21 14:15:32
    Tell this to the same people who trash Bush and his wife.
  • nofrills BIGBlac... 2012/09/21 18:22:56
    mochelee has won the 'lottery' and intends to stay there w/h to spend the money at all cost..even to kick the voters asses with her hypocrisy and lithany of lies..she already got them spellbound with her 'honey speech' and there is more to come from this ungrateful woman
  • BIGBlac... nofrills 2012/09/21 18:24:16
    AMEN BROTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • belle 2012/09/20 18:45:29
    Some people can'r think for themselves and have to listen to other people to tell them what to do. Have you ever watched TV shows like "Lets Make a Deal. Price is Right, Deal or No Deal? These contestants real people cannot make a decision on the their own, need help from people that are just like them. Yes it is DUMB and Scary.
  • 1 cool bro ⚜ 2012/09/20 18:39:48
    1 cool bro ⚜
    i dont pay attention to the tweets. i hate twitter.
  • TimothyBrianFoley 2012/09/20 17:46:57
    social media has an influence among voters ist already working too
  • Susan 2012/09/20 17:25:23
    Depends. They need to read, watch, listen to all points of view.
  • Candy 2012/09/20 16:57:42
    They will fall for anything. Thank goodness the number of uninformed is relatively low this time around. 2010 shall be repeated in November =)
  • V~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2012/09/20 14:48:02
    So What?
    Not very scary: Social media tells you what your friends are thinking. If they have the same demographics that you do, there is a high probability that you end up voting the way they do -- for the same reason. In cases like this, social media is not the cause. Was it really any different in the low-tech days of talking in person and using a telephone?

    At least with social media, you know in advance that you are watching your friends' political opinions. Whether or not you agree with your friends, we all know there is a world beyond social media where other opinions and facts can be found.

    Slightly more scary: The partisan model employed by nearly all of the news media. I wonder about people who watch MSNBC or Fox without understanding how stories are selected for broadcast, What happens to stories that don't suit the broadcaster's agenda?

    Most scary of all: The lack of critical thinking displayed by typical voters. How many of those political attack ads make sense? If an incumbent is full of promises, how did they get through an entire term without delivering? If a challenger offers the moon and the stars, what are the chances of getting bipartisan support?
  • dheydrick 2012/09/20 14:41:04
    Very scary, but, unfortunately, par for the course. Please stop and take a look at what's going on around the country and around the world. We need new leadership; period.

    Please vote smart in November.
  • Red Branch 2012/09/20 14:20:46
    Red Branch
    Isn't that what happened in 2008. A completely unknown quantity is elected with the mantras of "Hope and Change", "Speaking Truth to Power", and the "Politics of Meaning"; all rolled into one giant Cult of Personality.

    Scary, Yes. But not as scary as in 2008, 4 years of Obama has about done us in.

    And people said it didn't matter.
  • Grandpa 2012/09/20 14:17:15
    As the MEDIA SUCKS BIG TIME >>. So called reporters who need instructions printed on the toilet paper to know how to use it ,And we should rely on them GET REAL
  • cancled 2012/09/20 14:01:13
    So What?
    Lol, Lol, Lol, Lol, Lol, Lol.
    The undecided are most likely the only ones who haven't been influenced by the media, lol.
    Are you kidding me, both democrats and republicans have been so bathed in deception from political ads they don't have a clue as to what the real truth is, Lol!!!!!
    The undecided are the real patriots of America here because they are the only ones who have survived the political stupidity machine.
    And thank god there are so many of them. Gives me faith that America is still on the right track.
  • Farnsworth 2012/09/20 13:42:01
    social media is populated by the shallow and clueless, thats why the Obama apostates spend so much time on them duping the ignorant.
  • Carlo 2012/09/20 12:09:51
    So What?
    If Americans are willing to put the incumbents back in congress, then the president deserves another to be able to show he can at least do better than bush did in his eight years, and keep us from the willies four more years by not putting another republican in office. By then if Obama doesn't carry the party in concession to the white house, maybe a republican can take it from there. Naaaa...
  • explorer1618 2012/09/20 11:47:57
    But I do " NOT WATCH FOX? " and that would be scary !
  • jimmy explore... 2012/09/20 13:23:40
    there the only news channel that gives both sides of story. I use to watch abc news every night until i seen how bias they became along with nbc, cbs, cnn, and msnbc. Its funny fox news has the highest ratings of all networks put together
  • explore... jimmy 2012/09/20 13:30:39
    You need a good shrink -- now -- Murdoch has it's freaking mind control on you !

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