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Here's How The Undecided Voters
Were Selected To Ask Obama And
Romney Questions At Tomorrow's Debate

Business Insider, by Brett LoGIurato

Original Article

Posted By:Photoonist, 10/15/2012 5:13:24 PM

President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney will answer to a pool of about 100 undecided voters in Wednesday's town-hall style presidential debate in Hempstead, N.Y. The voters were selected by the Gallup Organization, which has been tracking the Obama-Romney matchup on a daily basis throughout the general election. This is the 20th anniversary of Gallup's partnering with the Commission on Presidential Debates for a town-hall style debate. In 1992, Gallup editor in chief Frank Newport said, no one had any idea what questions would be asked, and moderator Carole Simpson moved through the crowd of voters at random.

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Gallup picked them. Nobody knows what questions will be asked? Honk if you don't trust this process of selecting ''undecided voters.'' Especially as Gallup continues to overpoll Democrats in order to keep 0bama close or slightly ahead.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Passion, 10/15/2012 5:18:57 PM     (No. 8935390)

WANTED: "Undecided voter." Apply at local SEIU office. Pay starts at 11.00 an hour with bonuses for selection by Gallup for town hall debate. Undecided questions will be provided by ACORN.

Leave your "Obama foam" and "foo stamps" at home.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lawless11, 10/15/2012 5:19:21 PM     (No. 8935391)

The article states that Candy Crowley will decide which questions are asked. Why on Earth would any Republican agree to this format?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Emerson, 10/15/2012 5:22:37 PM     (No. 8935396)

OP, no one knew which questions would be asked in 1992. Article goes on to say that this time moderator Crowley has discussed the questions with the chosen questioners. She knows the questions that will be asked and who will be asking them.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/15/2012 5:24:31 PM     (No. 8935403)

It is my fervent hope that at least one of these "undecided voters" turns out to be a ringer - a Dem operative - and is found out and exposed after this stupid townhall "debate".

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Reply 5 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 10/15/2012 5:24:48 PM     (No. 8935405)

So I wonder which minority undecided will ask: "Why can't you to just get along?"...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bpl40, 10/15/2012 5:26:39 PM     (No. 8935411)

If they are still not sure about Zippy after all that has happened they must have water on the brain.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 10/15/2012 5:27:04 PM     (No. 8935412)

Gov. Romney, why do you hate black and Hispanic people?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JoniTx, 10/15/2012 5:27:36 PM     (No. 8935413)

~~Wednesday's debate serves as a huge challenge for Obama to reverse a slide from the last presidential debate, when an overwhelming majority of voters and pundits gave a clear victory to Romney. Gallup found that Romney was the biggest debate-winner in history.~~

......will Candy Crowley attempt to reverse that last decision. Only time will tell.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: seminolesecure, 10/15/2012 5:28:37 PM     (No. 8935415)

"I don't like chocolate, I'll have vanilla. It's not that I like vanilla, but chocolate is sometimes too chocolately. Well, maybe I'll try a little chocolate. mmm, that;s not bad. I can't make up my mind"

Undecided voters are a pain in the tail.

Mister

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 10/15/2012 5:29:09 PM     (No. 8935416)

Dear Lord, please let me live long enough for the RNC to grow a pair and stop bending over and taking it from the MSM when it comes to these debates.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Coy860, 10/15/2012 5:33:35 PM     (No. 8935419)

In NYC they found UNdecided voters..sure, uh huh.
The RNC is comprised of self defeating fools to agree to a bunch of extreme liberals controlling debates. Just as the VP debate was a two against one debate.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: clw54, 10/15/2012 5:36:30 PM     (No. 8935427)

Ryan had to debate two people. Romney will have to debate 102.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: gagolfer, 10/15/2012 5:38:01 PM     (No. 8935429)

I hate these townhall "debates" or questions from the audience during a regular debate. They never are tough enough or detailed enough. When they are answered it is usually a non-answer consisting of the usual campaign rhetoric and the questioner either doesn't get a followup or is too intimidated to just say "now please answer what I asked".

I want tough questions of both candidates and the moderator to not give an inch and keep asking for a real answer until it is given.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: cgp, 10/15/2012 5:54:00 PM     (No. 8935461)

Anyone who is "truly undecided" at this late date is a brain-dead idiot.

Which must mean they're democrats.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: chillijilli, 10/15/2012 6:01:33 PM     (No. 8935472)

It's OK, no matter what they do. Just remember how well-prepared Romney was for the 1st debate and how we were all ^5ing afterwards, many of us in disbelief. You KNOW he'll be ready for tomorrow night. Whatever they try to do; he'll be ready.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: mws50, 10/15/2012 6:07:08 PM     (No. 8935483)


Candy and Obama know what questions will be asked. Romney will have to wing-it.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: lakerman1, 10/15/2012 6:15:42 PM     (No. 8935506)

#16, you may be correct, but barack is such a lamebrain, he still won't do well.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Granddanny, 10/15/2012 6:18:28 PM     (No. 8935512)



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Reply 19 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 10/15/2012 6:22:26 PM     (No. 8935518)

Read this and cease wondering if Crowley will be fair.

http://lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=706978



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Reply 20 - Posted by: Granddanny, 10/15/2012 6:22:44 PM     (No. 8935519)

I had co-worker who was in the townhall debate here in Richmond, VA in 1992. He said they went past 3 people who wanted to ask questions about Bill Clinton's character to get to the man with the pony tail who asked what were they going to do to help the poor. Don't believe that they didn't know who was going to ask what.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 10/15/2012 6:30:13 PM     (No. 8935535)

If Mitt plays it right, he will triangulate between the two attention seeking drama queens on stage and come out ahead just on that alone.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: grayjay, 10/15/2012 6:30:34 PM     (No. 8935537)

So all of the townhall participants will be from Nassau County. This is a county with 7.4% unemployment, and a median income of $91,414 vs. the national median of $51,914. In 2008, Nassau County went for Obama 53.8%. So we can expect questions very unbiased and very representative of the whole country? s/o

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Northlander, 10/15/2012 7:00:22 PM     (No. 8935578)

Boxers or briefs? Favorite pizza toppings? Governor Romney why do you hate the poor. What a joke.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: pgvoisin, 10/15/2012 7:00:50 PM     (No. 8935580)

Crowley and Obama are forgetting some things.

Romney is a reality-based individual.
He can stand on his own two feet unlike CNN and the POTUS.

Romney has been attacked by Dems, Repubs, and the Media for over 6 months.

Romney was GOV of Massachusetts and had to work with a highly partisan Democratic Legislature.

Romney has a good message and a professional demeanor.

Romney will thrive in a 2 against 1 forum.

Romney will be the underdog.

Romney will stay focused on the issues that matter most to Independents and Women.

Bring it on!!!!!!!!!!!

Romney/Ryan!


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Reply 25 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 10/15/2012 7:32:49 PM     (No. 8935620)

Undecided people make me sick. What have they been doing, reading, watching for the past three and a half years? What were they doing in the run up to 2008 election? These are the kinds of people who destroy good nations. Weaklings, simpletons, blind-minds.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: beca, 10/15/2012 7:51:12 PM     (No. 8935644)

i dont believe there are undecided voters...they might say that to be cool but i just dont believe it...esp this year....the choice is so stark how in hades could anyone be undecided....... crowley may favor obama but the spotlight is on her so she better think twice about showing her LIB SIDE...

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Reply 27 - Posted by: 4Justice, 10/15/2012 8:01:06 PM     (No. 8935668)

Nassau County? Gee, how unbiased is that?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: wtm, 10/15/2012 8:25:23 PM     (No. 8935720)

SO Candy Simpson walked through the crowd at random and took the questions. Nobody else knew what they were ????

What makes you so sure that Candy Simpson, isn't going to replace those questions with some of her own ???

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Reply 29 - Posted by: cheese, 10/15/2012 8:37:04 PM     (No. 8935747)

Today is October 14th. Anyone who is "undecided" at this point is too ill-informed to be allowed to vote.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Hardright, 10/15/2012 9:09:25 PM     (No. 8935818)

HONK!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 10/15/2012 9:29:17 PM     (No. 8935864)

Setup in the Empire State. Hosted by the Ted Turner news Network and some half-bright diehard Marxist. Gallup picks the "undecideds". Stupid party strikes again. Why not hold the debate at golden gate university, let Chris Mathews and F Chuck Toad pick the "undecided" questioners, let Ray Madcow "moderate". Idiots!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: goose, 10/15/2012 10:35:43 PM     (No. 8936006)

Undecided voters to decide the election? This is like a jury trial: the defendant's fate is decided by 12 people who couldn't come up with a good enough excuse to get out of jury duty.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Trigger2, 10/16/2012 7:22:26 AM     (No. 8936476)

A pool of 100 undecided voters? In NY? Give me a break. NY is the bastion home of the DNC, freeloaders, high taxes, high unemployment, thousands of mandates sucking what's left of the taxpaying public dry, greedy state public employee unions sucking the rest of the tax money dry, and dead last (#50) for a business friendly environment.

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