Jefferson City, MO

#1 Oct 22, 2012
(Reuters)- In today's highly polarized political environment it is somewhat surprising to find voters who backed John McCain in 2008 and now support President Barack Obama, but they exist.

Roughly 5 percent of respondents in Reuters/Ipsos polls said they chose the Republican contender in 2008 and will switch to Obama in 2012. This number peaked at around 9 percent two separate times over the summer, according to data collected since January.

Who are these defectors?

Jeff Waltrip, 56, is a retired electrician and retail worker who has voted Republican all his life. But in his view Obama "has done a good job with what he was left with, and I truly believe that allowing Mitt Romney in there is going to make the world a whole lot worse than it is now." Waltrip said he liked the Republican ticket in 2008 because McCain is a veteran and because Sarah Palin "made me laugh."

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Since: Oct 12

Rolla, MO

#2 Oct 22, 2012
It always helps to make your results when you over-sample democrats by over 30%.

Jefferson City, MO

#3 Oct 22, 2012
killa_the_compassionate wrote:
It always helps to make your results when you over-sample democrats by over 30%.
Who sampled who? Prev!!!!

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