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Old 2009-12-15, 09:07   Link #5036
ZephyrLeanne
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Originally Posted by Vexx View Post
The US is split almost exactly 50/50 in most national elections for the most part (unless one party really screws up and their registered voters just stay home in protest). Even on a state-by-state basis, if you look at the popular counts - its often almost 50/50.

The present-day US really seems to be two separate countries culturally speaking. Of course,that's ignoring the enormous misinformation and manipulation machines of the power interests.
To me it seems more like 60-40, majority to the party that wins, thanks to the swing voters. Which, as we saw in Florida 2000, and US party primaries 2008, can definitively change the game. Remember Clinton vs Obama early last year? Clinton was leading all along against all the other candidates in the Democrat primaries, until Obama came along and took the swing votes.
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