posted on Aug, 1 2008 @ 08:06 PM
I support neither of the two.
But I am surprised that there was no bump, one way or the other after Obama's recent World tour. I expected a major change in public perception once
he returned. But the tiny nudge in the polling numbers shows me that both candidates have definitely captured an unswayable core set of voters.
But they are both in the 40 percent range..Meaning there are 10 to 15 percent that have yet to make up their minds, or like me..Will vote 3rd
There is one other thing that people may not be taking into account.
The age groups.
Obama supporters tend to be younger. McCain's tend to be older.
I suspect there is a decent number of McCain people that don't attend rallies, that don't post on blogs, or in discussion groups. There is one thing
that they WILL do..they will mosey on down to the polls and vote. They always do. They just aren't very vocal.
I'm not 100 percent positive that the vast number of Obama people will all actually follow through, and pull that lever.
I saw the same thing with the younger Paul supporters.
The rallies were fun, the fundraisers were fun..But when it came time, in the primaries, to vote..it didn't happen. One reason, at least here in
Nevada, is that the Caucuses took place Early in the morning, on a Saturday.
So, McCain has a "gray area" pool of voters..that we aren't hearing about.
At least, that's my theory.