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What is going to be your #1 issue for the 2020 Presidential Election?

What is your #1 issue?

  • Economy

    Votes: 16 17.4%
  • Health-care

    Votes: 5 5.4%
  • Supreme Court Justices

    Votes: 6 6.5%
  • Covid-19

    Votes: 9 9.8%
  • Violent Crime/Criminal Injustice

    Votes: 5 5.4%
  • Foreign Affairs

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Guns

    Votes: 1 1.1%
  • Abortion

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Government Competence

    Votes: 12 13.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 38 41.3%

  • Total voters
    92
  • Poll closed .

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Just out of curiosity. What is your main motivation for voting for Biden/Trump/Jorgensen/Hawkins?

According to the Pew Research Center, the public's top 5 issues are the Economy, Health-care, Supreme Court Justices, Covid-19 and Violent Crime.

Mine will probably be the economy.
 

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Just out of curiosity. What is your main motivation for voting for Biden/Trump/Jorgensen/Hawkins?

According to the Pew Research Center, the public's top 5 issues are the Economy, Health-care, Supreme Court Justices, Covid-19 and Violent Crime.

Mine will probably be the economy.

Avoiding an irreversible slide into fascism.

I'm voting for democracy. I'm voting for Joe.
 

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my number one issue is voting Tweety out.
 

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Just out of curiosity. What is your main motivation for voting for Biden/Trump/Jorgensen/Hawkins?
According to the Pew Research Center, the public's top 5 issues are the Economy, Health-care, Supreme Court Justices, Covid-19 and Violent Crime.
Mine will probably be the economy.


I'm voting for the upkeep of the American Constitution. I'm voting for Trump.
 

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Biden is an adult.
 

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I'm voting for the upkeep of the American Constitution. I'm voting for Trump.

Does that upkeep involve trump pulling up his nugent jeans after crapping all over America ??
 

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Send Trump to the end of his and his families history, the end of his family crime syndicate, the end of any relevance of his name to this nations greatness. I want his end to be painful and long lasting. I figure my family has given sons to the nation, he hasn't. I'd like like some giving on his side.
 

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Just out of curiosity. What is your main motivation for voting for Biden/Trump/Jorgensen/Hawkins?

According to the Pew Research Center, the public's top 5 issues are the Economy, Health-care, Supreme Court Justices, Covid-19 and Violent Crime.

Mine will probably be the economy.

I am not concerned about Covid-19. Based on recent CDC analysis, only 6% of all Covid-related deaths were actually caused by Covid-19 alone. The remaining 94% were of those on average with 2 or more pre-existing co-morbidities, and the vast majority of all all deaths are people 65 and older. COVID-19 Provisional Counts - Weekly Updates by Select Demographic and Geographic Characteristics

My original analysis has been proven correct. If people were made aware of the above by an honest MSM, then IMO the scaremongering would be less effective. That most people would begin demanding re-opening and removal of required "protections" except when in danger of encountering those at greatest risk.

I am not that concerned about healthcare, as I am solid as a rock.

My concerns, in order of importance are 1. 2A rights, 2. SCOTUS/Federal Court appointments of original intent interpretations (to protect the 2A & 1A individual rights), and 3. The economy.

So I pick SCOTUS appointments. We've recently seen how the Courts skew to "activism" when Democrats are appointed. Just look at the 8 (Democrats) - 2 (Republicans) DC Circuit ruling rationale on the Flynn case. Weak sauce on fishy partisan bias.
 
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Restoring normalcy.


Trump has taken the country in directions we don't want to go. General Jim Mattis, Trumps Secretary of Defense for two years, said Trump is a threat to the Constitution. Nobody has ever said that about Joe Biden.
 

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Just out of curiosity. What is your main motivation for voting for Biden/Trump/Jorgensen/Hawkins?

According to the Pew Research Center, the public's top 5 issues are the Economy, Health-care, Supreme Court Justices, Covid-19 and Violent Crime.

Mine will probably be the economy.

Biden is the only candidate that can be trusted on each and every one of these issues so it doesn't really matter to me.
 

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I chose health care because literally that is my #1 political issue, but "for this election" nothing is more important than kicking the Trump family out of Washington. Nothing good for Americans happens at the White House with them living in it. So for me this one needs to be a multiple choice poll.
 

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I am not concerned about Covid-19. Based on recent CDC analysis, only 6% of all Covid-related deaths were actually caused by Covid-19 alone. The remaining 94% were of those with 2 or more pre-existing co-morbidities, and the vast majority of all all deaths are people 65 and older. COVID-19 Provisional Counts - Weekly Updates by Select Demographic and Geographic Characteristics

My original analysis has been proven correct. If people were made aware of the above by an honest MSM, then IMO the scaremongering would be less effective. That most people would begin demanding re-opening and removal of required "protections" except when in danger of encountering those at greatest risk.

I am not that concerned about healthcare, as I am solid as a rock.

My concerns, in order of importance are 1. 2A rights, 2. SCOTUS/Federal Court appointments of original intent interpretations (to protect the 2A & 1A individual rights), and 3. The economy.

So I pick SCOTUS appointments. We've recently seen how the Courts skew to "activism" when Democrats are appointed. Just look at the 8 (Democrats) - 2 (Republicans) DC Circuit ruling rationale on the Flynn case. Weak sauce on fishy partisan bias.

The concern for Covid-19 has been on the decline. We have seen a rise in SCOTUS appointments with Thomas and Ginsburg being rumored on the verge of retirement. So I don't think your viewpoint is out of the mainstream.
 

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I am not concerned about Covid-19. Based on recent CDC analysis, only 6% of all Covid-related deaths were actually caused by Covid-19 alone. The remaining 94% were of those on average with 2 or more pre-existing co-morbidities, and the vast majority of all all deaths are people 65 and older. COVID-19 Provisional Counts - Weekly Updates by Select Demographic and Geographic Characteristics

Goodness, that's false, but it's amazing and distressing how this bogus talking point has spread so widely in just a few days.

That's part of the reason my chief concern is voting Trump and the GOP out of office. That's just an obvious falsehood, and it's been spread by the GOP. That's what we expect now, and it's got to change.

My original analysis has been proven correct. If people were made aware of the above by an honest MSM, then IMO the scaremongering would be less effective. That most people would begin demanding re-opening and removal of required "protections" except when in danger of encountering those at greatest risk.

An honest MSM would debunk that false talking point.

I am not that concerned about healthcare, as I am solid as a rock.

My concerns, in order of importance are 1. 2A rights, 2. SCOTUS/Federal Court appointments of original intent interpretations (to protect the 2A & 1A individual rights), and 3. The economy.

So I pick SCOTUS appointments. We've recently seen how the Courts skew to "activism" when Democrats are appointed. Just look at the 8 (Democrats) - 2 (Republicans) DC Circuit ruling rationale on the Flynn case. Weak sauce on fishy partisan bias.

That's not actually true. A concurring opinion was written by a W. Bush appointee. And another Trump appointee voted with the majority :roll:
 

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Goodness, that's false, but it's amazing and distressing how this bogus talking point has spread so widely in just a few days.
The CDC's own number is below 10,000 deaths in USA. He's got you there. He also gave a citation. where is yours?

That's part of the reason my chief concern is voting Trump and the GOP out of office. That's just an obvious falsehood, and it's been spread by the GOP.
So, facts don't matter, regardless of the source. If the Trump presents it, it must be false. :doh

That's what we expect now, and it's got to change.
I agree that your rejection of facts needs to change. I am not holding my breath.

An honest MSM would debunk that false talking point.
This is progress. At least you acknowledge that MSM is not honest.

That's not actually true. A concurring opinion was written by a W. Bush appointee. And another Trump appointee voted with the majority roll:
And you admit that Republican appointed Justices do not rule as Republicans, unlike Democrat appointed Justices. I wonder if you understand that is an indictment of the Justices Democrats have appointed.
 

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Hi All,

I voted other. There is many major issues at present. But the single largest issue is; The Trumpet needs to go.


Joey
 

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Just out of curiosity. What is your main motivation for voting for Biden/Trump/Jorgensen/Hawkins?

According to the Pew Research Center, the public's top 5 issues are the Economy, Health-care, Supreme Court Justices, Covid-19 and Violent Crime.

Mine will probably be the economy.

You are missing the issue at hand here. Trump always makes things about him. This election is very much about Trump. For all intents and purposes Biden isn't even on the ballot.... its Trump v. Not Trump.

My guess is that 50 to 70% of the people voting for Biden are actually voting "not Trump"
 

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Just out of curiosity. What is your main motivation for voting for Biden/Trump/Jorgensen/Hawkins?

According to the Pew Research Center, the public's top 5 issues are the Economy, Health-care, Supreme Court Justices, Covid-19 and Violent Crime.

Mine will probably be the economy.
I voted for economy as well. A strong economy tends to clear up a lot of other problems. Good jobs, economic security and advancement opportunities solve a lot of problems.
 

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Avoiding an irreversible slide into fascism.

I'm voting for democracy. I'm voting for Joe.
Joe isn't interested in democracy. He's looking for government control, more taxes to spend on socialist wish list items, more laws and regulation and less freedom.
 

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Biden is the only candidate that can be trusted on each and every one of these issues so it doesn't really matter to me.
Yeah, trusted to FUBAR every issue.
 

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I'd put removing Trump first, to stop the madness and decline.

Second, removing Republicans - then most of the other issues on the list would move closer to where I'd like to see them.
 

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Law & order is my biggest issue (just as it was, they say, in 1968 when the Honorable Richard M. Nixon won).

It terrifies me how easy it is for pedestrians (I love to walk) to be attacked nowadays, for many folks are completely out of control.

I plan to vote for President Trump, but I realize that the Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr., will likely win. This will be a huge victory for those voters who believe that violent perps should be treated leniently because of historical reasons.
 

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Law & order is my biggest issue (just as it was, they say, in 1968 when the Honorable Richard M. Nixon won).

It terrifies me how easy it is for pedestrians (I love to walk) to be attacked nowadays, for many folks are completely out of control.

I plan to vote for President Trump, but I realize that the Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr., will likely win. This will be a huge victory for those voters who believe that violent perps should be treated leniently because of historical reasons.

Right wing propaganda is very effective

Don't you realize the reason we have this recent increase in violence is because of.trump.

Trump is.doing nothing to quell the violence. Quite the opposite. He is.fanning the flames of.division and escalating the violence.

Why? Because of voters like you!
 
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