Neck and neck
I participated in a Political Focus Group yesterday. We were a group of 29 voters who did not always vote along party lines. The group consisted of whites, blacks, hispanics and one oriental person. Our ages ranged from 24 years to 72 years and there were 15 women and 14 men.
It was an interesting discussion group. Some people voted for Obama and would do so again. Others voted for him in 2008 and would not this time. And others were still undecided but were leaning towards Romney based on his debate appearance. More women than men favored Romney..9 women and 7 men, but that's not a big difference.
The last question we were asked was who would we vote for if the election were held today. The numbers showed that Romney would get 16 of those votes and Obama would get 13.
Interestingly, the hispanic women favored Romney. The younger voters favored Obama. The older folks were concerned about Medicare and SS and were going with Romney. The younger women were concerned about abortions and birth control and were sticking with Obama.
Both candidates still have a lot of work to do.