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Political Intensity

I am not looking to start an argument ... just a little PT poll to consider the findings of a New York Times article.

Answer this question - how excited are you to vote in the upcoming elections? Use a scale of 1 (not excited) to 3 (very excited) and state your politcal affiliation.


Sat. Oct 14, 6:39pm

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I am a Democrat who is very excited to vote this year - a 3.

Saturday, October 14, 2006, 6:40 PM

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I am a Democrat who is so unexcited about voting in my new hometown that I haven't re-registered after moving. Although there is a tax measure I want to vote against... ...I really should.

Saturday, October 14, 2006, 7:07 PM

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I kind of sit in the middle. I'd give myself a 2 on the excitement scale

Saturday, October 14, 2006, 8:54 PM

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I'd say 0 - I don't vote because I have yet to feel moved by an issue or a politician of any party enough to justify the increased risk of selection for jury duty.

Sunday, October 15, 2006, 12:54 AM

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Normally I'm a 1. I have seen so much negative advertising this year that I am actively looking for independant candidates for whom to vote since I am equally disgusted with the democratic and the repulican candidates. Thus I am a temporary 3.

Sunday, October 15, 2006, 1:16 AM

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Solid Democrat - 3.

Sunday, October 15, 2006, 9:02 AM

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12:54, shame on you! If you were brought to trial, who would serve on _your_ jury? With rights come some responsibilities.

hey, I've done jury duty. it was inconvenient. I won't say it was "fun," but it sure was not boring. I learned a lot about the system that couldn't be well-conveyed in high school social studies.

Sunday, October 15, 2006, 9:44 AM

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12:54, ditto. shame on you. we are fighting wars, Americans are dying in order to spread democracy. there is no the freedom to vote in parts of the world.
please don't take your right to vote lightly. I'm a 3.

Sunday, October 15, 2006, 10:41 AM

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I agree 12:54 shame on you. Lord help us if everyone thought like you. Maybe you really haven't read about the issues, I can't imagine no one finding something worth while to vote for.

Personally I used to think I was a dem but I can't stand what has happened to this party. I also not to hip on increasing taxes for screwed up social programs that need to be reformed not given more money. I feel like I'm a little of rep, dem and liberal. I'm still unsure of how I will be voting this time around.

Sunday, October 15, 2006, 10:43 AM

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I am excited that I have the right to vote. I lean Republican and my hope is that the Dems take the House but the GOP keeps the senate. We need divided government for a while. I also want the Dems to shut the @#$% up for a while, and giving them the house is the best thing for that.

Sunday, October 15, 2006, 10:47 AM

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i'm unregistered, almost always vote green, and my excitement is a "3"

Sunday, October 15, 2006, 11:41 AM

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I also lean Republican. I am so excited to see who the national cadidates will be and to vote. I am a 3!

Sunday, October 15, 2006, 11:46 AM

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My excitement is a 3. I really don't like either parties (Rep & Dem) but ALWAYS vote Dem because I believe they are the lesser of two evils and at this point in time I believe a vote for any other party is a wasted vote.

Sunday, October 15, 2006, 2:18 PM

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I like balance. If D controls things I vote R-- and vice versa. They are both corrupt and need cleansing. Right now the R needs a serious cleansing. But the D's are just as bad.

Sunday, October 15, 2006, 3:46 PM

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12:54 poster here.

Turnout for a presidential election year runs at around 50%. I guess I'm just part of the disillusioned, disappointed, and/or disinterested majority of Americans. There's too much spin on the issues and too much undisclosed information for me to bother forming an opinion (which no one wants to hear anyway). When the politicians start admitting their weaknesses and mistakes and stop selling manufactured family values and mentioning god all the time...well, I'll reconsider my score of 0.

Sunday, October 15, 2006, 3:50 PM

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To 12:54/3:50 poster -

I rated my interest as a "3" and maybe I can suggest some ways that you might become interested too.

1. Because I am involved in issues that are important to me, I actually VISIT my elected representatives. I go to their offices here at home and also to their offices in DC. More often then not, I see their staff, but some times I also see them. Either way, I form an opinion on where my elected reps stand on issues that matter to me. (I usually find that I get more of a real sense from the staff then from them anyway.)

2. Obviously, can't visit all the time, so I write, call and e-mail about issues that matter to me. Sometimes I get letters back, particularly if I sent an old-fashioned letter. That is a great way to find out what my representatives are doing on things that may not make the news.

Is my approach perfect? Of course not. But when I care about issues, I don't just wait for the politicians to spin (or ignore) the issues in campaign adds; rather, I go out and contact them. After all, they are supposed to represent me and they are certainly being paid with my tax dollars.

Sunday, October 15, 2006, 9:42 PM

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I am an independent with democratic/liberitarian leanings. I am excited that there are more women running, but I am disgusted with partisanship trumping honesty and true feelings about issues, so I am at a 1. The only thing that would get me excited is some rogues stirring things up with some blunt assessments of our lifestyles and choices contributing to so many of the current problems . I am tired of politicians pussy-footing around the truth-ooooh, we don't want to offend our constituency. And with gerrymandering, political advisors censoring every word that comes out of candidates mouths-polls dominating content, oh for some honest debate and the spirited speeches of days past. I would love to see some real passion from a candidate instead of canned shit.

Sunday, October 15, 2006, 10:00 PM

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