Originally posted by gimme_some_truth
Originally posted by killuminati2012
I love these polls, but it would also be nice if the graphs included actual numbers instead of just percentages.
Good point, It would be interesting to see the numbers as well as the percentages. I guess I could do the math and figure it out, but.... It's
The raw numbers can be extracted to a close approximation from the raw numbers given and the percentages, but I can't think of a compelling reason to
extract them. For comparative purposes, the percentages are much more relevant.
For example, there were 17,783 votes overall, of which Ron Paul got 83.2%. 17783 * 0.832 = 14795 votes (rounded to the nearest whole vote). Digging
deeper then plays from that figure. The reason given for voting Ron Paul as "social policy" was 5.3%, so out of those 14795 votes (17495 * 0.053 =
784) 784 votes for Ron Paul were determined by his social policy.
Some of the results were really surprising to me. Out of Mit Romney's share, most votes were cast because of his economic policy. Really? Were those
votes Democrats voting as Republicans? Or were they Republicans voting on what he says
, rather than what he has done
In order to clarify that, perhaps in the followup questions two more should have been added: "Apparent Sincerity of the candidate" and "Past
Record", but everyone has 20/20 hindsight, right?
By checking Romney's back track, I can see that his sincerity is practically nonexistent, which is why I'd vote for Obama before I'd vote for
Romney. With Obama, we know what we're getting. It's bad, but at least we know what it is. With Romney, voting on what he says (rather than what
he's done) will lead to a crushing disappointment, and potential SERIOUS conflict in America during that term of office.
It will be the final nail in the Republican coffin, and I truly believe that's precisely what they are aiming for. I think Romney has already been
pre-selected for the Republican candidacy with that specific goal in mind, and barring some serious revelation, that's just the way it will go.
Up next: The final destruction of the DNC,