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Suburban Voting Trends

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Larry Levy, executive director of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University, talks about the final National Suburban Poll, which measures the voting preferences of the nation's most influential swing voters, suburbanites.

 

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Comments [2]

Calls'em from McLean, VA

The Suburbs went Republican in 2009, 2010 & 2011... since things have gotten worse under 0bama, that trend should continue.

Nov. 06 2012 11:57 AM
ethan from bk

i completely disagree with your caller -- it may matter insofar as the popular vote is concerned, but for the opposite reason. i think it'd be better for obama to *lose* the popular vote and win the electoral. that way, maybe republicans and democrats could finally get together to do what we should've a long, long time ago: a national popular vote that means each person's franchise *really* counts -- not in the meaningless interpretive way your caller suggests ("it matters because we only do it once every four years! it matters because he needs to win the popular vote!"). no. as it stands, the popular vote is meaningless except for sore losers and gloating rights, as is the vote of citizens in about forty states. this is wrong.

Nov. 06 2012 11:28 AM

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