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

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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
    Scary
    Nancy~PWCM~JLA~POTL
    +21
    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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  • jimmy explore... 2012/09/20 13:34:11
    jimmy
    +1
    another brain liberal flapping his jaws
  • explore... jimmy 2012/09/20 13:47:25
    explorer1618
    It's better than a conservative Tea bagging hog calling loser !
  • fishgod3 explore... 2012/09/20 17:11:41
    fishgod3
    My GOD, I dislike name callers!!
  • Grandpa jimmy 2012/09/20 14:33:09 (edited)
    Grandpa
    Plus most of the corrupt officals WON'T go on FOX ,Why is that ?? Do they not want to answer the hard questions asked by the reporter ?? Do they have some thing to hide ??? In all the debates the issues that face this country were passes over for information on the canidates SEX lifes ,and they wonder why the voters are not well informed >> Time to start reporting the pro's and con's these canidates are offering to make this a better country >> If we fail it's because of the medias STUPIDITY and those running these news outlets >>> Time for them to pull your heads out of thier behinds before we have no country as the last 4 years SUCKS >>. To prove that point ,just looks at where we are NOW ,IN DEBT to other countries ,Healthcare no one wants ,as they are opting out , NO JOBS , Supporting dictators who hate us with OUR TAX DOLLARS ,While social security goes broke ,Money we and our employers invest for OUR future , A leader who spends more time stumping for money as our embasseies burn and our people are killed and dragged thru the streets >> WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE ???????
  • fishgod3 Grandpa 2012/09/20 16:59:06
    fishgod3
    New bumper sticker: It`s the media stupid.
  • Grandpa fishgod3 2012/09/20 20:09:50
    Grandpa
    So True
  • Rob Williams 2012/09/20 11:35:53
    So What?
    Rob Williams
    Years ago it would have been TV, radio, newspapers, etc. It's just that there are other media options available now.
  • fishgod3 Rob Wil... 2012/09/27 16:31:07
    fishgod3
    Except these are not you fathers days abc,cbs nbc msnbc pbs. They have all been corrupted by the liberals..
  • DeeB 2012/09/20 11:24:36
    So What?
    DeeB
    So what, all the ones that are sure who they are voting for have been brainwashed into it. I have never realized just how brain dead the people of this country are. They are actually voting for criminals and fighting about it!!! LOL!!
  • terry.edgar.58 2012/09/20 10:52:47
    Scary
    terry.edgar.58
    Scary Obituary
    In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the
    University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the
    Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior: "A democracy is always
    temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent
    form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until
    the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous
    gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority
    always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from
    the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally
    collapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a
    dictatorship."

    "The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the
    beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200
    years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:

    From bondage to spiritual faith;
    From spiritual faith to great courage;
    From courage to liberty;
    From liberty to abundance;
    From abundance to complacency;
    From complacency to apathy;
    From apathy to dependence;
    From dependence back into bondage."
    The Obituary follows:

    Born 1776, Died 2012
    It doesn't hurt to read this several times.
    Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School o...































    Scary Obituary
    In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the
    University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the
    Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior: "A democracy is always
    temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent
    form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until
    the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous
    gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority
    always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from
    the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally
    collapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a
    dictatorship."

    "The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the
    beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200
    years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:

    From bondage to spiritual faith;
    From spiritual faith to great courage;
    From courage to liberty;
    From liberty to abundance;
    From abundance to complacency;
    From complacency to apathy;
    From apathy to dependence;
    From dependence back into bondage."
    The Obituary follows:

    Born 1776, Died 2012
    It doesn't hurt to read this several times.
    Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law in
    St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning
    the last Presidential election:

    Number of States won by: Obama: 19 McCain: 29
    Square miles of land won by: Obama: 580,000 McCain: 2,427,000
    Population of counties won by: Obama: 127 million McCain: 143 million
    Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Obama: 13.2 McCain: 2.1

    Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory
    McCain won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens
    of the country.

    Obama territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low
    income tenements and living off various forms of government
    welfare..."

    Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the
    "complacency and apathy" phase of Professor Tyler's definition of
    democracy, with some forty percent of the nation's population
    already having reached the "governmental dependency" phase.

    If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million
    criminal invaders called illegal's - and they vote - then we can say
    goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.

    If you are in favor of this, then by all means, delete this message.

    If you are not, then pass this along to help everyone realize just how
    much is at stake, knowing that apathy is the greatest danger to our
    freedom..

    This is truly scary
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  • texasred 2012/09/20 09:16:06
    Scary
    texasred
    +2
    But at least they get some truth on places like SH and FB. Watching the MSM they get Obama-biased reporting.
  • Nomie 2012/09/20 07:26:26
    Scary
    Nomie
    +2
    Better a Morman, than a Muslem; more to the point, however and in the previous order, better a good man than an evil man. Think, think, think people. Wake up... We are being led down the same trail as Hitler let the Germans. Hitler was just plain evil, though he pretended at first to be a (I cannot use a Cap. for this in the same sentence) christian. We now have someone who pretended to be a christian, and hosted, and apologizes to Muslems. He refuses to honor our American honoray days, or wear a flag stick-pin, wants to change our National Anthem, AND the flag.
    People cry we want a Christian president...well guess what...THERE ISN'T ONE UP FOR ELETCTION!!
    Even knowing what the Mormon faith believes, I believe half don't really know it tho themselves, I would still gladly trust, and put my life in their hands. With a Muslem in again even knowing God is in charge, I will suspect any, and everything the evil man says or does. It is the Muslem ideology that is suspect, and evil. MANY Muslems have no choice, and are actually a peaceful people. However...I do believe if a certain man retains the office the Anti-Christ is amoung us, and America is about to get what she deserves for turning her back on God.
  • Pm 2012/09/20 06:02:30
    So What?
    Pm
    libs will always let people tell them what to believe.
  • The Elitist Libtard SodaJerk 2012/09/20 05:25:21
    So What?
    The Elitist Libtard SodaJerk
    +1
    This might sound insane, but most of the country doesn't focus on this stuff as much as us who troll the politics section of Soda Head. Most everyone I know, Changed the channel during the GOP primary debates. There's a significant number of people who's Voter registration is valid and would never be questioned come election day, and yet they won't go out and vote. People however, pay attention to what happens of Facebook, therefore it would seem common sense to use social media as a medium.
  • Dwight PWCM 2012/09/20 04:59:08
    Scary
    Dwight PWCM
    +3
    I don't understand how a thinking adult could be undecided this long. Unless they are the ones camped at some celebratys hang out.
  • Wyveryx 2012/09/20 04:50:11
    Scary
    Wyveryx
    +5
    What's scary is that people want to be told who to vote for instead of getting off their asses and actually doing some research.
  • Nomie Wyveryx 2012/09/20 07:32:35
    Nomie
    I gave you a thumbs up, and I back it, yet it is more than not doing any research. There is a man here in my area that is so stuck on Bamma that he refuses to give me a chance to show him some of the facts, talk about the up-coming election, or anything. Could it be some, who voted him in are too proud (self-rightously proud) to back-down? Then there are those who think it is a race issue, which it is not.
  • Wyveryx Nomie 2012/09/20 08:36:19
    Wyveryx
    sadly I know of people like that as well. I can only say that I pity them and fear that their irrationality will not only cost them, but also other citizens.
    You see it here on SH everyday, and usually people like the one you mentioned will make posts, but then make it so that the answers are skewed to represent a false positive.

    These people are either so enamored with Obama, or as you put it, too proud to admit that they voted for him the first time round.

    I don't care that people voted for him the first time round, hell he made a good yarn, and got a lot of people believing in something. Not an easy task to do, but the problem is that they have't woken up to reality.

    Seriously, 4 years, and the economy is just above where it was when he entered office. Many campaign promises, either not kept or outright broken.

    The list could go on...the best thing that people can do is just open a dialogue with people that have an open mind and to those that have a closed one...Hope that they die off soon...J/K...but seriously I hope that they would at least try and see things from another perspective instead of just taking one sides' view as fact.
  • fish 2012/09/20 04:11:04
    Scary
    fish
    +2
    The only comforting thought I have on this is that most undecided voters are LAZY voters who often do not show up at the polls. If they are too dumb to know their own mind, their own priorities, and who they want to represent those priorities in a seat of power, then they are probably too dumb to figure out where their polling place is.
  • Nomie fish 2012/09/20 07:34:33
    Nomie
    Yes, however aren't most areas by mail-in ballot? Our area is predominantly, if not totally vote by mail ballots.
  • Spidey59 2012/09/20 03:51:05
    Scary
    Spidey59
    +3
    scary cause it's true, Majority are just too lazy too research the Info that is needed instead
    they relay on Media Propaganda. Obama s liberal media Propaganda Obama s liberal media Propaganda
  • Brian ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮ 2012/09/20 03:01:41
    So What?
    Brian ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    +1
    The facts and important information available on social media sites, or anywhere else, rarely play any part in the beauty pageant and propaganda circus that is American politics.
  • RJ~PWCM~JLA 2012/09/20 02:59:30
    Scary
    RJ~PWCM~JLA
    +3
    What's even scarier to me is that the polls show such a thing as a "convention bump"!

    WTF is that? A political party puts on a show for three days, so people say "Duhhh, I'll vote for doze guys, dey have pretty-colored balloons!"

    Then after about three or four days, the "bump" goes away? What the hell?

    All the people who liked the pretty balloons forgot they liked the pretty balloons? And once again they don't know who to vote for?

    IMHO, it makes "social media" sound like a masters in political science.
  • nofrills 2012/09/20 02:50:49
    Scary
    nofrills
    +2
    the libmedia should nt be the ones for ppl to look up making a 'an important dicision who to run their affairs and their taxpayers dollars...THIS IS INSANE and down dumb..
  • Kigan 2012/09/20 02:37:43
    Scary
    Kigan
    +1
    Undecided and ultimately uninformed.
  • No nonsense NanC...don't BS... 2012/09/20 02:37:31
    Scary
    No nonsense NanC...don't BS me!
    +7
    I guess that is the "moron vote" 0bama is counting on.
  • Jiorgia No nons... 2012/09/20 02:42:31
    Jiorgia
    really, because Romney was the one saying that he was relying on the undecided vote.
  • No nons... Jiorgia 2012/09/20 02:47:17
    No nonsense NanC...don't BS me!
    +5
    He is, and that is because 0bama already has the Moron vote............
  • Nomie No nons... 2012/09/20 07:44:20
    Nomie
    +1
    His rating went up about 3 points today over Mr. Romney...There are so many celebrities, of all races, and simpletons who just think 'Oh it is so good we finally have a Black president.', uninformed black youths (like the two or three who were bragging this past winter or spring how many times they each voted). What happened to the chads of 12 years ago? No double or triple counting this time. If I were a Black man or woman i would hide my head in shame the first Black president was such a disgrace. It has nothing what-so-ever to do with his color to the thinking American public. It is his audacity. He is not stupid, either. Look where he is, living the good life. The ones who let him get far enough to even be voter for were the stupid ones.
  • No nons... Nomie 2012/09/20 16:31:40
    No nonsense NanC...don't BS me!
    It does boggle the mind...... There are so many really bright Blacks in politics,
    and we got this so called cool dude.
  • Resp 2012/09/20 02:12:10
    So What?
    Resp
    +1
    Undecided voters have always been influenced by social media. Even old-school social media.
  • Naked 2012/09/20 02:09:47
    So What?
    Naked
    It only makes sense that we would be influenced by social media. We always have been influenced by media in general. Prior to social media we read news papers, listen to radio broadcasts, and watched tv to stay informed. This is no different. We naturally take interest in what those who influence us have to say. I don't see how this is so scary, it's really just the evolution of available information.
  • Nomie Naked 2012/09/20 07:48:26
    Nomie
    If you really want to know what is going on in this country and the world listen to Chris Fabry and Janet Parchal (sp. sorry Janet), on Moody Radio Broadcasting. That is where the real news is. Chris Fabry Live and In the Market with Janet Parchal,
  • Naked Nomie 2012/09/20 14:59:56
    Naked
    But that's your opinion. I'm pretty sure lots of real news is being broad cast online. Again, It only makes sense that we would use Social Media as source for political decision making. This IS 2012... not 1924.
  • Golden Panther 2012/09/20 02:03:43
    Scary
    Golden Panther
    +1
    If the social liberals / communists need influence to make up their minds about odumbo, let them ponder the question of the genocide that is forthcoming under the odumbocare plan when seniors are denied medications, procedures, and rehabilitation just because of advanced age. Their fate is left to the death squads appointed by an avowed communist, ranting Muslim, and an extreme racist.
  • Ben 2012/09/20 01:59:13
    So What?
    Ben
    +4
    The American flag should be replaced with an image of a snake eating its own tail. We're doomed anyway as a nation.
  • Nomie Ben 2012/09/20 07:52:11
    Nomie
    With an attitude like that of indifference....? At least speak up when and where-ever you can. CARE, there are still good people here. PRAY, he could just be the Anti-Christ waiting in the wings, so-to-speak. If enough of us pray for repentence God may move His Hand and heal our land.
  • Ben Nomie 2012/09/20 13:34:35
    Ben
    By wiping it clean? I do care, but at this point it is really hard to.
  • johnjr Ben 2012/09/22 23:13:16
  • Ben johnjr 2012/09/24 18:21:11
    Ben
    I have noticed that the number of troops we've lost have nearly doubled in the 4 years he's been in office to Bush's 8. Very sad.

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