Romney 'Wins' in Tough Illinois Republican Precinct Exit Poll, 58% to 40%Submitted by Dr.K.Research on Tue, 11/06/2012 - 17:23
In a poll conducted by WriteInRevolution.com in a Republican stronghold in a Chicago-area suburban precinct, Wheeling, Illinois, Mitt Romney won in a 3.5 hour exit poll, 62 votes to 48 for Barack Obama plus 2 for Virgil Goode and 1 for "none of the above" (video soon to be put up on the site).
This Wheeling district is traditionally Republican, so this was no surprise. It was, however, closer than expected, with Rommney garnering 58% to Obama's 40%. This is statistically significant to a 6% margin of error.
People of all types were polled. There was much resistance to the polling. It took an exceptional effort to extract the voter information from the voters.
The lion's share of voters were elderly Anglo Saxon Americans, aged over 40 with a high percentage 65 and older.
There were dozens of people who went in on walkers, canes, and wheel chairs.
What was the general attitude of the voters? They regarded their votes as secret, especially the over 50 crowd. Many, in fact, nearly a majority, refused to participate, some even turning their noses up at the effort. Dozens made the excuse that they were too busy, even though I said, "Just click your preference."
Even so, it was a meaningful sample, and a video will be posted shortly.
Honestly, people really believe that no one is supposed to count ballots. Only one of over 100 people attempted to engage me in an intellectual conversation about honest voting or government, and this was a man who voted, "None of the Above."
One interesting thing: while I was getting little-to-no cooperation, there was a thing that happened which suddenly provoked cooperation. Three times, when a person said they voted for Obama, other voters in ear-shot of this came forward and offered that they voted for Romney.
It is as if people think this is a real race, where their votes play a real role.
There was another trend that was obvious. In this suburban district there was no crossover voting. People voted staunchly, either as Repbulicans or Democrats with very if any exceptions.
Ron Paul write-ins, even as a protest, were not seen. None for Gary Johnson. However, there were two votes for Virgil Goode.
It was clear that people vote based on emotions and not on information. In the future an effort should be made to educate people about the benefits of liberty candidates, how such candidates would benefit them in numerous ways, including financially and much more. Perhaps, then, the "emotional" voter could be reached. Otherwise, it is hopeless.