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Old 11-26-2012, 06:43 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by BucEyedPea View Post
There are 207.6 million eligible voters in the U.S. The number who voted is 123.7 million. About 40.4 percent didn't vote. Obama won with 62.6 million votes. He got 30.2 percent of eligible voters' possible votes. Romney, of course, did slightly worse. ( Courtesy of Michael Rozeff who is neither right nor left)

Plus Obama won by 7.25% last time but this time by 2.8% and he didn't win the Independent vote either.

IMO this shows unhappiness with the candidate choices. Polls during the election season showed the same, including unhappiness with both parties. Not liking the direction of the country is another thing that has consistently shown in polls starting under Bush in his second term.

Rather than getting too cocky, I'd say both parties have work to do.
Your numbers are a bit out of date. 127.4 million votes have now been counted. The difference between the two candidates are now just over 3.0%. The reason Obama didn't win independents is because Republicans self-identified as independents in larger numbers. The 64 million plus votes is the 2nd highest in history. Your statements otherwise lack historical context.

Your numbers for the 80 election are also off. It was Reagan 43,904,153 (50.7%), Carter 35,483,883 (41.0%).
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