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We hear a lot about "voter anger." What is the main reason why many people are angry?

The economy, unemployment 18% 98 votes
Dysfunctional government 50% 273 votes
High taxes 16% 87 votes
Continuing involvement in Afghanistan 1% 10 votes
I'm not angry 13% 73 votes
Total Votes: 541

Note: This is not a scientific poll.


October 28, 2010
11:12 a.m.

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MrsC2010 ( MrsC2010 ) says...

You're missing the "All of the above" selection..That's my vote.

October 28, 2010
6:44 p.m.

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mezz3131 ( mezz3131 ) says...

vote for me, i rock

October 29, 2010
8:55 a.m.

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rjk1915 ( rjk1915 ) says...

Things like this detroy the value ofthe story.

October 30, 2010
7:13 p.m.

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noosher ( noosher ) says...

30 votes of "Im not angry"? must me the 30 or so incumbents of the area who are hoping to not lose their jobs on Tuesday.

November 1, 2010
8:35 p.m.

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WordWiz78 ( WordWiz78 ) says...

I think "dysfunctional government" is the reason for all the other choices. Be angry at the source.

Those who chose "I'm not angry" may very well not be. Not being angry doesn't mean you're satisfied with the way things are. I don't like that hot dogs come in packages of 10 and buns in packages of 8, I'm not going to get angry about it, though.

November 1, 2010
10:04 p.m.

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Sparkys_Dad ( Sparkys_Dad ) says...

What happened to all the moderates? I miss liberal republicans. Those were the Rockefeller Republicans -- fiscally conservative but socially responsible. All gone...(sigh).


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