Hillary's Demise Was Greatly Exaggerated...

@anniepa (27238)
United States
January 8, 2008 9:52pm CST
Well, they just called New Hampshire in Hillary Clinton's favor so the reports of her campaign being in serious trouble were great exaggerated, or at least very premature. It seems the female turnout was tremendous and they voted in big numbers for Hillary. It also seems the polls of just a few short hours ago were way off! To make this a discussion, do you pay any attention to the polls or do you think they're totally inaccurate and when they do get it right it's just dumb luck? Are you influenced by the polls either in who you vote for or IF you bother to vote at all? Annie
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@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
9 Jan 08
I am a registered Voter, and will for sure be not missing this Election, as I feel my Vote highly counts in hopes of making a difference somewhere. As for Hillary winning. I am Glad she won, as this makes it more of an interesting race. Honestly, I feel each person no matter who they are needs to read up on each Candidate and decide the best person for them. No, we may not all agree, but we should let our personal feelings persuade us, and not the opinions of others. Actually, this Race is far from over, and we are just beginning 2008. and such, but it will be a very interesting year at least.
@anniepa (27238)
• United States
13 Jan 08
I couldn't have said it better. I hope there are many more like you who will be paying attention and will be voting in this election. It's been called the most important election in our lifetimes and I tend to agree. Annie
@soccermom (3200)
• United States
9 Jan 08
The way I see the media is they play it any way they can to keep you watching. Last week she was cold and didn't have any personality, now she's teared up and the media is saying she is so emotional and blah blah blah. One of the channels was talking about her huge upset over Obama in NH, and last time I checked a couple percentage points was not a huge upset. I don't listen to much of the media anymore. I'm going to vote for who I feel is the best candidate and try not to let the media bias my opinion. But in the age of 24 hour news that's not an easy task...
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
9 Jan 08
I know, they were all saying what a huge upset it was, but earlier today they were saying Obama was leading by anywhere from 11 to 14 percentage points so I guess if you believed that it was a big turn-around. I make up my own mind, too, but you're right, with the 24/7 news and commentary today it's hard not to be swayed by the media. Annie
@irisheyes (4373)
• United States
9 Jan 08
I'm supporting Hillary all the way. I didn't expect her to do well in Iowa but I was afraid that if she lost New Hampshire too, she would start losing momentum. Guess I don't have to worry about that for now!
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@pastorkayte (2255)
• United States
9 Jan 08
I am totally watching them this year because I am hoping for Hillary to win. However I am also checking in on the republicans. My husband is a republican and he is very disappointed with the candidates this year and he says this year he is going democrat with me how funny is that. But no I am not influenced by the polls, I am influenced by the views and opinions of candidate and how those will affect my family and I in the years of thier office.
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• Italy
9 Jan 08
The polls are not really useful. In my country at last election according to the polls a candidate had to win with 10% and he won only by a few thousand votes (fortunately) I think they are useful to register a trend but they can't be accurate coz there are people who don't want to answer to polls and we don't know how they'll vote. P.S: Go Hillary!!!
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• United States
9 Jan 08
i dont really pay much attention to the polls. i like hilary. i dont know if it was way off or not. id sure like to see her win it over any one else. if i have to choose another it would be edwards. i think she is serious when she says she wants to help. and i think that she will come through with what she says. maybe not on all of it as she is still a politician. but none the same i think she will try her best to do what she has promised. as for obama i really hope she beats him. you can tell he wasnt happy tonight. his face when he walked out told it all. we need a change in this country and a woman for president would be a huge one.
@johnrp (70)
• United States
10 Jan 08
The polls are often inaccurate. When they poll before the election day, they don't know who is actually going to vote and who isn't. People in certain demographic categories are more likely to vote than others, but the polls seem to assume that everyone who claims to be going to vote is actually going to vote. For example, older people may be more likely to vote than younger people, and so the responses of younger people may skew the poll results. Exit polling also isn't necessarily accurate because some candidates' voters may be less reluctant to talk with pollsters. I've heard it said that in New Hampshire some people may lie to the exit pollers because they resent the intrusion on their privacy.
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
10 Jan 08
I think alot of it has to do with WHERE the election took place. Midwest might vote more for a man, than the east. West coast might vote more for the younger candidate than the south, things like that. I don't see polls have much effect - or at least they shouldn't. What those in one state do is nothing to use to make up your own mind. I"d be more inclined to think that who spends the most money - gets the most votes simply because they had more money to get their name out there for people to remember. And what they are offering us... don't know specifically other than hillary spent her years int he white house working on health care and I never noticed anything ever got done. But the polls said......
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
10 Jan 08
I never pay attention to the polls, anniepa, and they don't influence my decisions one way or the other. I had complete faith that Hillary would survive. She is a very strong woman, and I'm happy to see her do so well. The polls are only a way of projecting which candidate is the most or least favored to win, and my decision about whom I would be voting for was made some time ago.
@pismeof (855)
• United States
9 Jan 08
I have to laugh..I watched the political pundits all day tuesday as they proceeded to put Hillary Clinton into a grave.These "experts" had her losing the New Hampshire race by as much as twelve percent..Ha! Talk about "Egg on their faces" when the results started coming in. Even with fifty percent of the results in, They still didn't want to call her the winner. Once they excepted the fact that Hillary did win they had to begin to make excuses for their blunder.And then begin to "Expertly Analyze" how she had recovered in the previous twenty four hours. My advise if you encounter a pollster is to LIE!