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  • 55-45

    5 3.18%
  • 60-40

    34 21.66%
  • 65-35

    68 43.31%
  • 70-30

    20 12.74%
  • 75-25

    15 9.55%
  • 80-20

    8 5.10%
  • 85-15

    6 3.82%
  • 90-10

    1 0.64%
  • 95-5

    0 0%
  • 100-0

    0 0%
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    What do you consider to be an "overwhelming majority"?

    Easy question. I thought we could reach a consensus on what it meant from a percentage point.

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    90-10
    95-5
    100-0

    Note because it's not entirely obvious: Anything after what you choose would also be considered an overwhelming majority. So for example, if you picked 75-25, then 80-20, 85-15, 90-10, 95-5, 100-0 would also be overwhelming majorities. Please choose carefully.
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    Re: What do you consider to be an "overwhelming majority"?

    Two thirds and over.
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    Re: What do you consider to be an "overwhelming majority"?

    Well you have to admit the group size makes a difference.

    60% out of tens of millions is pretty big, but 60% of 5 isn't so overwhelming.
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    Re: What do you consider to be an "overwhelming majority"?

    Overwhelming majority to me depends on the situation.

    For the sake of indulging the thread though I'll make a hypothetical for myself. For our badass soldiers out there, probably 85 Chinese/Russian troops to 15 American soldiers is an overwhelming majority.

    95 sand fleas to 5 American troops would be an overwhelming majority
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    Re: What do you consider to be an "overwhelming majority"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    Overwhelming majority to me depends on the situation.

    For the sake of indulging the thread though I'll make a hypothetical for myself. For our badass soldiers out there, probably 85 Chinese/Russian troops to 15 American soldiers is an overwhelming majority.

    95 sand fleas to 5 American troops would be an overwhelming majority
    I'm asking in general terms. For example, 20,000 people go out for ice cream everyday. 55% choose vanilla and 45% choose chocolate. Would you say the overwhelming majority chose vanilla?

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    Two thirds and over.
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    Re: What do you consider to be an "overwhelming majority"?

    Yeah I think 2/3 and above is fair for most situations as well. As a general rule. You get towards 3/4 and that's more of an ass whooping, depending on the situation.
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    Re: What do you consider to be an "overwhelming majority"?

    Usually 60-40 works well enough for me, in most cases. Especially when dealing with politics. Can't remember the last time there was those odds on any major piece of legislation. It's usually right down the middle with a few flip-floppers.
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    Re: What do you consider to be an "overwhelming majority"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Easy question. I thought we could reach a consensus on what it meant from a percentage point.

    55-45
    60-40
    65-35
    70-30
    75-25
    80-20
    85-15
    90-10
    95-5
    100-0

    Note because it's not entirely obvious: Anything after what you choose would also be considered an overwhelming majority. So for example, if you picked 75-25, then 80-20, 85-15, 90-10, 95-5, 100-0 would also be overwhelming majorities. Please choose carefully.
    I choose 85-15 because that seems overwhelming to me. 65-35 seems a big majority and then 75-25 a huge majority and then after 85 I would consider overwhelming.
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    Re: What do you consider to be an "overwhelming majority"?

    I would consider 3/4 to be "overwhelming", but in today's social and political climate 2/3 is probably more practical.
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    Re: What do you consider to be an "overwhelming majority"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Easy question. I thought we could reach a consensus on what it meant from a percentage point.

    55-45
    60-40
    65-35
    70-30
    75-25
    80-20
    85-15
    90-10
    95-5
    100-0

    Note because it's not entirely obvious: Anything after what you choose would also be considered an overwhelming majority. So for example, if you picked 75-25, then 80-20, 85-15, 90-10, 95-5, 100-0 would also be overwhelming majorities. Please choose carefully.
    In a two party system I think that overwhelming could mean above 65%, though, 60% is pretty good too. In systems with more parties 50% could be overwhelming.

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