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What issue played the biggest role in who you voted for in the presidential election?

The economy 38% 196 votes
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan 12% 65 votes
Taxes and domestic spending 10% 55 votes
Health care and insurance 4% 25 votes
The race or gender of the candidates 3% 16 votes
Immigration 1% 7 votes
Gay marriage 2% 15 votes
Abortion 5% 30 votes
The vice presidential candidates 7% 39 votes
Other (use comment box on results page to specify) 11% 57 votes
Total Votes: 505

Note: This is not a scientific poll.


November 4, 2008
11:18 a.m.

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Joseph ( Joseph ) says...

That the choice would glorify God and that the leader in whom I voted for , that my and other born again Christians prayer for our next leader , would be a leader that would add God to our country and not throw him out, our country was founded on Godly principals.

November 4, 2008
11:23 a.m.

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Dr_Chim_Richolds ( Dr_Chim_Richolds ) says...

That's interesting Joesph, I would vote for the exact opposite. But hey, to each his own, right?

November 4, 2008
1:02 p.m.

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mvick7 ( mvick7 ) says...

One who isn't an Israeli buttkisser.

November 5, 2008
11:55 a.m.

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Upstater ( Upstater ) says...

Ron Paul all the way! Each party lies to you and blames everyone else except themselves. I wish people would stop re-electing the useless clowns and vote in new people. You don't need a "Career" politician... don't even need an "Experienced" one either.
With the Electorial college BS my vote doesn't matter. Electorial college is made up of boneheads from both party's so you'll never see an independant candidate win

November 5, 2008
11:56 a.m.

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Upstater ( Upstater ) says...

oh yeah, next week the 2012 campaigns start!

November 5, 2008
12:08 p.m.

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November 5, 2008
6:55 p.m.

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martymefurst ( martymefurst ) says...

Joseph, while I respect your reasons to vote for a candidate the way you see fit, your concept of how this country was founded is just plain wrong. God is not mentioned at all in our Constitution, and he's only vaguely alluded to as the "Creator" and "Providence" in the Declaration. This is because a number of them didn't believe in a personal god who took an interest in human affairs. Whether you like it or not, our founders held a plurality of beliefs and they set it up so that government would neither support nor diminish any one of those beliefs. The wall of separation is what gives you freedom, not takes it away.

November 6, 2008
12:56 p.m.

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eeeegads ( eeeegads ) says...

If church and state were one entity, which sect would you represent? Civil government represents all people and freedoms. God is a generic term in government. God is not God to all people. If we don't have a separate representation, our freedoms would be compromised.
Obama is a respectable, intelligent, and compassionate person. Far more qualified to be president than Bush!


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