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    Poll says we want change

    Americans are tired of the political establishment and want change, according to an AOL News poll.

    When given the choice of Democrat Hillary Clinton, Republican Mitt Romney or "I hope someone else runs," an overwhelming majority of people opted for the devil they don't know.

    More than 51,000 people voted as of Tuesday morning, and 61 percent of them are against either of the presumptive frontrunners in the 2016 presidential election.

    A meager 26 percent said "Hillary all the way" and only 13 percent think "Mitt Romney is the man with the plan."

    The AOL News poll ran from Monday afternoon until Tuesday morning.


    It came on the heels of the former first lady and secretary of state appearing in Iowa over the weekend and only hours after a major Romney donor told Fox Business that he expects the former Massachusetts governor to take one more shot at the White House.

    Readers also voiced their opinions in over 2,600 comments: opinions were sharply divided.

    "I think anyone would be better than Hillary Clinton, one who can not be trusted, believed or depended upon to do the right thing for the country instead of what's good for Hillary," wrote Betty Hensley.

    Rick Pollock, responding to Hensley's anti-Clinton comments, wrote: "Hillary's agenda is very pro women. Shame on you."

    Hensley's comment was most "liked" on Facebook by AOL readers.

    "I would not vote for Romney as dog catcher," said Robert Perez. "He's out touch [sic]."

    That comment was echoed by many who griped that the former Bain Capital chairman's excessive wealth is a reason why he would not be a good leader. Others saw his personal success as the exact attribute one looks for in a leader.

    AOL.com Article - Anyone but Hillary or Romney: Americans want real change in 2016 presidential election

    fairly large poll

    51k respondents

    not good news for Clinton or Romney followers
    “Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine.”

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Re: Poll says we want change

    Internet polls are some of the most unscientific, and unreliable polls out there...


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    Re: Poll says we want change

    " Poll says we want change"

    Elections say "we like things just as they are"
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    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
    Quote Originally Posted by jaeger19 View Post
    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Poll says we want change

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    " Poll says we want change"

    Elections say "we like things just as they are"
    We must have a whole lot of opinionated non-voters!

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    Re: Poll says we want change

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    " Poll says we want change"

    Elections say "we like things just as they are"
    I have to agree with that.

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    Re: Poll says we want change

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    " Poll says we want change"

    Elections say "we like things just as they are"
    The question is why? As disillusioned as voters are, they keep going back to the same old one or the other.

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    Re: Poll says we want change

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Internet polls are some of the most unscientific, and unreliable polls out there...
    But but but if it's on the internet it must be true.

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    Re: Poll says we want change

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    The question is why? As disillusioned as voters are, they keep going back to the same old one or the other.
    Because feelings and emotions have as much influence (or more) on our decisions as logic and reason do.
    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
    Quote Originally Posted by jaeger19 View Post
    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Poll says we want change

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Because feelings and emotions have as much influence (or more) on our decisions as logic and reason do.
    Case of chicken?

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    Re: Poll says we want change

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    Case of chicken?
    That, and other things (like misplaced loyalty, gullibility, etc)
    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
    Quote Originally Posted by jaeger19 View Post
    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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