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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. 

AYTM.COM reports:
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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  • ..::localeye::.. 2012/09/19 15:38:43
    Scary
    ..::localeye::..
    +1
    The uniformed continue to become uniformed listening to others that are uniformed.
  • Cuthbert Allsgood 2012/09/19 15:33:36
    So What?
    Cuthbert Allsgood
    +1
    According to that polls numbers the biggest groups were not using social media anyway. Undecideds are more likely to be swayed by their friends and families opinions rather their own information anyway - this actually broadens that pool of opinions that they can see and be influenced by. Even though I would prefer they were an informed voter, the most important thing is that they get out and vote.
  • Flamdingo 2012/09/19 15:31:02
    Scary
    Flamdingo
    +1
    Very scary,
  • Jlmpatro 2012/09/19 15:20:49
    Scary
    Jlmpatro
    The media influence one categorially the undecided and according to forecasts, there is a considerable number of americans that only decide their vote to the mouth of the polls.
  • David 2012/09/19 14:41:30
    Scary
    David
    +1
    It is further evidence of human gene pool contamination and the overall dumbing down of American society. I don't let social media influence any of my decisions.
  • FordCrews 2012/09/19 14:37:47
    Scary
    FordCrews
    +2
    What is really scary is that we have more that the democrats took over in 2007 and crashed our economy, we doubled down on stupid elected an idiot that screwed us even more. Now it's insane that more than 15% of the population even is thinking about tripling down on ignorant and giving him 4 more years to drive us down even more.
  • Azazyel's Dragon 2012/09/19 14:27:02
    So What?
    Azazyel's Dragon
    +1
    It's not surprising...
  • Tennessean 2012/09/19 14:22:51
    Scary
    Tennessean
    +1
    Anyone that is a serious voter should do a little investigation themslves because the media only tells what they want you to know, in lieu of what is actually happening.
  • Xinea 2012/09/19 14:11:34
    So What?
    Xinea
    +4
    All of you are ridiculous if you think you aren't being influenced by media in some way. Social media is no different. That's why candidates use it!
  • auron 2012/09/19 14:10:23
    Scary
    auron
    +4
    www.votesmart.org is a useful tool for the undecided.
  • Cuthber... auron 2012/09/19 15:52:33 (edited)
    Cuthbert Allsgood
    +1
    I have decided, and I still found it a useful tool for researching vote history on members of congress - thanks for the link.
  • D Hanes 2012/09/19 14:07:07
    Scary
    D Hanes
    +3
    Very scary and sad that so many Americans would be that stupid. and why is that...??? Government dependence.. jus tthe way Obama likes it.. Mitt was right..47% of the country has either given up or just doesnt care!
  • George Zook 2012/09/19 14:02:17
    So What?
    George Zook
    +1
    it is what it is ... increasing connectivity and use of technology to communicate the smallest details of our lives and to provide any body (even us) with a podium is the future as well as the present reality ... as the use of social media evolves there will be alternatives to 140 characters in about 5 years we will look back on our current technology and wonder how we ever got along with such primitive systems and clumsy devices if you can't accept it ... get out of the way ... I don't believe it can be stopped ... it is what it is
  • D Hanes George ... 2012/09/19 14:08:41
    D Hanes
    +2
    .... and so speaks one of those foolish 47% Romney spoke of... just dont care to do anything for orselff.. just listen to the communist media.. thats easier , is it???
  • George ... D Hanes 2012/09/19 15:10:53
    George Zook
    try to stop technological progress and the accompanying changes to society if you can ... good luck ...and Romneys definition of who actually makes up the 47% changes with the wind ... just like his policy positions ... good luck
  • Denny 2012/09/19 14:00:22
    So What?
    Denny
    +2
    No they won't. It will still come down to what is going on now and am I better off than I was 4 years ago. Undecided's will decide that Obummer is toast.
  • lin sugar lips 2012/09/19 13:42:50
    Scary
    lin sugar lips
    +3
    Only the stupid listens to the lame brain media and actually believes anything they say
  • mich52 2012/09/19 13:33:00 (edited)
  • Henrietta Hippo 2012/09/19 13:29:26
  • Beat Magnum True Hero 2012/09/19 13:18:05
    So What?
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    +2
    I'm sure they said the same thing when Guttenberg introduced the printing press... In fact, that invention pretty much shook up the power structure of the day.
  • Henriet... Beat Ma... 2012/09/19 13:30:54
  • lovemykiddos 2012/09/19 13:05:51
    So What?
    lovemykiddos
    +1
    Pst before social media they just voted what there friends thought or what they were always taught to vote.
  • Pamela 2012/09/19 13:05:31
    Scary
    Pamela
    +4
    Scary, We all know the Liberal media is in the tank for Obluna. They are trying to sway the election for Obama. liberal media liberal media
  • Henriet... Pamela 2012/09/19 13:33:06
  • Pamela Henriet... 2012/09/19 19:12:09
    Pamela
    +1
    Maybe just maybe there's a little bit of hope.
  • lucky 2012/09/19 12:40:21
    Scary
    lucky
    +2
    If they dont verify what they are hearing or seeing, very scary. On the other hand as long as they double check and verify I dont think its any worse than being swayed by television or a friend or family member.
  • gaylehelen 2012/09/19 12:31:03
    So What?
    gaylehelen
    +2
    Not this one!! SH is as "social media" as I get, and I certainly wouldn't make a decision without doing MY homework. I'm also a member of Congress.org and follow my reps and constantly follow their voting record, election or no election.
    I also don't believe everything I read online. Far too much misinformation out there.
  • RandyScott (Party of One) 2012/09/19 12:27:13
    Scary
    RandyScott (Party of One)
    +2
    But then again it has been for some time now. Voters are more influenced by 60 second sound bytes than by actual facts.
  • Hawkeye 2012/09/19 12:26:20
    Scary
    Hawkeye
    +5
    It's ALWAYS scary to rely on others to make up your own mind..

    We NOW have Obama's number ONE Bragging point,, Foreign Policy,, going up in flames.

    Obama cannot "Create" enough jobs to offset the number of jobs that his policies are causing to be lost...

    By EVERY measure this country and her people are FAR worse off today then they were on the day that Obama took office...

    Ladies and Gentlemen.. We KEEP hearing from the right that America is broke and even THEY are not entirely correct.. America is 16 TRILLION Dollars PAST being broke.. WE are in the unenviable position of having to pay off a 16 Trillion dollar debt just to get BACK to being broke..

    The Middle East goes up in flames and Obama runs off to Las Vages and hangs out with Beyonce'.. Blames the WHOLE damn thing on America's Freedom of Speech.. America's FUTURE is on the line and he's yucking it up on Letterman about things that Romnay has said..

    And the MEDIA is,, once AGAIN,, treating this guy like a ROCK STAR.. Like the last four years NEVER happened..

    And NOW we're finding out that the DOJ is out there influencing the Media with coersion and threats where it's necessary,, to report these stories in a way that makes Obama look good.. And this INCLUDES the Social networks..

    It's not just scary.. Not any mor...

    It's ALWAYS scary to rely on others to make up your own mind..

    We NOW have Obama's number ONE Bragging point,, Foreign Policy,, going up in flames.

    Obama cannot "Create" enough jobs to offset the number of jobs that his policies are causing to be lost...

    By EVERY measure this country and her people are FAR worse off today then they were on the day that Obama took office...

    Ladies and Gentlemen.. We KEEP hearing from the right that America is broke and even THEY are not entirely correct.. America is 16 TRILLION Dollars PAST being broke.. WE are in the unenviable position of having to pay off a 16 Trillion dollar debt just to get BACK to being broke..

    The Middle East goes up in flames and Obama runs off to Las Vages and hangs out with Beyonce'.. Blames the WHOLE damn thing on America's Freedom of Speech.. America's FUTURE is on the line and he's yucking it up on Letterman about things that Romnay has said..

    And the MEDIA is,, once AGAIN,, treating this guy like a ROCK STAR.. Like the last four years NEVER happened..

    And NOW we're finding out that the DOJ is out there influencing the Media with coersion and threats where it's necessary,, to report these stories in a way that makes Obama look good.. And this INCLUDES the Social networks..

    It's not just scary.. Not any more.. It's PAST that..

    For the FUTURE of America and her people and the Freedoms and Liberties upon which THIS Great Nation was founded..... It's downright LETHAL..
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  • Scandalf 2012/09/19 12:24:08
    So What?
    Scandalf
    +1
    The other media is biased anyway (be it Leftist or Conservative).
  • jack_kazim 2012/09/19 12:23:55
  • EmpathyReigns 2012/09/19 12:18:00
    Scary
    EmpathyReigns
    +1
    Common sense goes along way!
  • heirsoftheking 2012/09/19 11:43:52
    So What?
    heirsoftheking
    +4
    They were in 2008. But this is 2012, and people in general are "Less Excited" about Barack Obama now than 4 years ago. Many of them don't like the "Change" they got.
    Don t like the Change Obama
  • NPC heirsof... 2012/09/20 01:30:08
    NPC
    +2
    and still high unemnployment and no Economic growth in the private sector;.
  • Trust Noone 2012/09/19 11:28:47
    Scary
    Trust Noone
    +3
    This is scary because people tend to create their own reality based on misinformation, misinterpretation and unsubstantiated facts.
  • Pamela Trust N... 2012/09/19 19:14:53
    Pamela
    +2
    You are absolutety right!
  • Vieuphoria 2012/09/19 11:17:55
    So What?
    Vieuphoria
    Rather that than bias new networks.
  • mrdog 2012/09/19 09:53:16
    Scary
    mrdog
    +3
    Liberal media is bad enough about pushing their candidate on us...they don't need any help..... voters can't believe our current path set O team will bring America back...it will only put us in the same boat as Greece.... wake America...16 tri defict... hello...bark
  • BlackwinterG36C 2012/09/19 09:34:12
    Scary
    BlackwinterG36C
    There aren't that many undecided out there. The undecided is vote isn't that big. Most people have made up their minds by now. And after the debates it will be even smaller.
  • Thecharliejay 2012/09/19 08:51:46
    Scary
    Thecharliejay
    +2
    I am more scared that voters are still undecided...

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