Political Endorsements

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How much do endorsements of politicians influence your thinking?

  1. Not at all

    15 vote(s)
    55.6%
  2. Some

    2 vote(s)
    7.4%
  3. A lot

    1 vote(s)
    3.7%
  4. Depends on who is doing the endorsing

    9 vote(s)
    33.3%
  1. carpro

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    How much attention do you really pay to the endorsement of candidates?
     
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    None.:type:
     
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    About the only endorsement i would consider would be that of a candidate i supported who is no longer in the race...but i doubt it would actually influcence my vote since it hasn't in the past.
     
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    Zero, although an endorsement by a entertainer usually confirms the person I am voting against.
     
  5. carpro

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    I noticed a number of people are saying it depends on who is doing the endorsing.

    How so? Why does it matter? Do certain endorsements have a negative influence as well as a positive influence, as noted above?

    Honestly, I can't think of anyone at all that I trust to evaluate politicians more than I trust myself.
     
  6. steaver

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    I agree. But sadly the masses just rely upon the endorsers. Laziness maybe. The only Endorser I go to is Jesus Christ. I take each and every issue to God's word and in the end come up with a yea or nay (no such thing as a lesser of two evils with me). Some don't take long to get the axe, but I haven't taken the time yet to look into them closely. I'm just now starting to pay some attention.

    God Bless! :thumbs:
     
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    I've actually used that tactic a couple times in local politics, where truth is obscure.
     
  8. carpro

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    Looking at the results of this poll, this is either a unique group or , for the most part, picking up endorsements is a waste of time.

    I am curious, though, whose endorsement could possibly influence someone enough to change their vote and why? :confused:
     
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    If I were a prominent Christian leader today, I'd not compromise my standards by endorsing any of the current crop. So......I view any endorsement with skepticism, resulting in less respect for the endorsee..... I want some of our so called spiritual leaders to come out against all, or just hush up, for now. Plenty of time later for persuading the masses.
     

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