American Government Exit-polls
As per exit polls in Texas are concerned, there were some interesting results that are worth noting regarding the trend of voting. The Democrat beat the Republicans by a substantial margin of close to one million votes with McCain garnering 4, 479, 328 or 55%, and Obama 3, 528, 633, or 44%. Voting in terms of age. Exit polls in Texas for President showed that of the 47% male voters, Obama got 39% while McCain had 59%, and of the 53% female voters Obama had 47% while McCain got 52%. What was interesting in this exit poll result was the trend in voting by age.
Texas exit poll revealed that among ages 18-29 comprising 16% of the total votes, Obama earned 54% votes and McCain 45%. Among ages 30-44 (31% of the total votes), Obama had 46% and McCain 52%. Of ages 45-64 (39% of the total votes), Obama got 41% While McCain earned 58%. Finally, at 65 and older (14%) Obama had the lowest 32% votes while McCain got a high 66% of the total votes from this age group. The exit polls in Texas reveal important things.
- That most men in general in this state favored and voted for McCain giving him 59% over Obama with only 39%.
- That, women in general in this state only slightly favoring McCain giving him a slight edge over Obama at 52% compared to 47%.
- Among voters ages 18-29 comprising 16% of the total votes, Obama gets the upper hand with 54% compared to McCain’s 45 %
- But among ages 30-44 which comprised 54%, McCain was the stronger candidate.
- The trend in the voting by age shows that McCain was the top choice among the older voters. Ages 45-64 comprising 39% shows McCain widening his lead over Obama at 58% to 41%
- Exit poll among ages 65 and older shows Obama further down at 32% compared to McCain’s 66%.
- That this voting trend favored McCain considering the age bracket of the voters getting older.
- That obviously this voting trend in the age bracket point to the direction of racial prejudice.
- The younger generation was more open to accepting societal change through conventional leadership styles.
- That voting by race reveals that voters in Texas vote based on racial preferences.
II. A Letter to the President
Dear Mr. President: In view of the exit polls in Texas, apparently younger generations voted for you in view of their being open-mindedness on the issues affecting our society. However, the same exit poll reveals that Texas voters in general are partisan voters voting merely based on racial preference. I, therefore, urge that you give particular attention to this observation by showing considerable fairness among the people of Texas despite you lose by a margin of almost a million votes for future reference. I hope for your favorable response on the matter by paying a visit and extend the atmosphere of reconciliation.
Question on the election trends I believed that the trends in the general election have changed dramatically from previous trends. The change that took place according to CREST (The Centre for Research into Elections and Social Trends) has to do with voters’ attitudes that influenced their preferences for the kind of leaders they wanted for their country. In that report, voters chose the leader/s, who could deal with personal issues such as healthcare, economy, social security, gas prices, the war in Iraq, political corruption lobbyist, terrorism, taxes, immigration, and environment (Hardy). The voting attitude was greatly influenced by the current issues that affected their country. The new trend I believe will pass on history and will be seen in future presidential elections especially if Obama proves himself as the right president who could correct the inaccuracies in society. This period is very crucial in the history of the United States and while the new trend in the USA election brings remedy to their crisis, the trend will become the basis in choosing government leaders.
- Hardy, F. W. (9 Jan 2008).
- http://us-elections. suite101. com/article. cfm/election_issues_excel_in_america President Texas.
- http://edition. cnn. com/ELECTION/2008/results/individual/#TXP00