Poll: Some Voters Still 'Persuadable'

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CBNNews.com - Election Day is just around the corner but there are still a handful of voters who say they have yet to make their mind up on a candidate.

A recent Associated Press poll found that one in seven voters still consider themselves "persuadable" before going to the polls Nov. 4.

"I'm split right down the middle," said New York voter Patrick Campbell. "Each one has things that are good for me and things that are bad for me."

Others say they haven't made a decision because neither candidate has impressed them.

"I don't think anything will change if Obama is elected. If McCain is elected, I don't think anything would change either," Susan Miller, a California voter, said.

Persuadable voters aren't much different, demographic wise, from those who've made a decision. But 40 percent of them were Hillary Clinton supporters and half are Independents.

As with decided voters there are also more Democrats than Republicans who say they're persuadable.

Michael McDonald, a political science professor at George Mason University who studies voter behavior, questions whether this small group of voters will even show up at the polls.

"These tend to be people with a lower level of knowledge about the election; they don't follow politics as closely," he explained. "If they can't distinguish between the candidates at this stage, the question is if they will vote."

Among the 2,000 adults surveyed likely to vote, 51 percent favored Obama while 43 percent favored McCain. The poll had a 3.3 point margin of error.

Source: The Associated Press

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