29 Million Obama Voters from 2008 Didn’t Show Up

Thursday, November 4, 2010

ABC News political analyst Gary Langer, and founder of Langer Research Associates crunched Tuesday’s numbers. President Obama had 29 million “no-shows.” Ouch.

One way to look at yesterday’s election is to say that about 29 million Obama voters from 2008 simply didn’t show up this time around.

Here’s how: Current estimate is that 90 million people voted. Exit poll says 45 percent were Obama voters in 2008. That’s 40.5 million voters.

In 2008, Obama won 69.5 million votes. So about 29 million Obama voters did not show up in 2010.

Full analysis HERE.

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12 Responses to 29 Million Obama Voters from 2008 Didn’t Show Up

  1. Stephan Iversonn says:

    I didn’t vote Tuesday. There, I said it.

    Rewarding the administration for hiring people like Tim Geithner, one of the Wall Street criminals who helped usher in the worst recession in history, by voting Tuesday made no sense.

    It was a moral — and not politically-informed choice on my part.

  2. MichaelTAtheist says:

    Gee whiz, I didn’t realize that O’BUSHA had turned that many people off! 29 Million? I thought I was in a very small club of dis-affected voters. Apparently I am not. Hey, Cry Baby, sniff-sniff, maybe now that you’re gonna be a lame goose, because your goose is thouroughly cooked, maybe now you can go on TV and decry the lack of cooperation with Congress……..for your own ineptitude, You couldn’t get any legislation passed when you had the majority….. Maybe because you didn’t introduce any??? What are you gonna get passed now??? So, instead of going on TV and balling your eyes out. Booooooooo Whoooooooo? maybe you should bow to the American people, Little man, and try doing what you promised during your campaign. To me, You’re a bigger disaster than George W. Bush ever was. Very sad, indeed. The only changes you have made have been to your underwear! But you still stink anyway………… Yeah, you’re a leader, and I’m in the Football Hall of Fame. Yuck, yuck, yuck…….

  3. MichaelTAtheist says:

    P.S. Stephen Iversonn, I’m 66 years old now, and I’ve never missed a single opportunity to vote since I turned 21. Yeah, back in the ‘Good Old Days’, voting age was 21. So Stephen, That’s not the way to express your dis-content. In this case, you’re part of the problem, not part of the solution. Remember, if you don’t vote, then you can’t really complain.

  4. feminazi says:

    Turnout for off year election numbers are always less than general elections. But, 29 million fewer? These are huge numbers. I get the sense from friends and family members, that they’re just tired of voting and not seeing improvement in their lives. As a retired person, not receiving a SSI Cola for a second year was the last straw. I know Obama didn’t make this rule (tying Cola increases to inflation) but, he sure didn’t speak to an issue effecting 65 million Americans either.

  5. Brigadoon says:

    As popular as bird flu?

  6. TOM339 says:

    Obama’s enthusiasm gap is a canyon in 2010.

    His press conference yesterday was unbelievable. He was so sad, long face but, was he sorry? Not a chance.

    Obama doesn’t get it. We need to stop expecting he will be anyone other than who he is: a cold, heartless, detached academic.

  7. R.J. Lawson says:

    I voted, but only because having Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina in office would have destroyed California once and for all. I love my state too much to let that happen. That’s why I voted.

  8. karmanot says:

    “It was a moral — and not politically-informed choice on my part” A moral choice is politically informed. No apology there.

  9. Randy Arroyo says:

    I voted for Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer. My vote had nothing to do with Obama. BTW, Obama blamed the Midterm results on people being “angry” with a clear implication they were irrational. He still doesn’t get and I give up. Maybe when he’s back in Chi-town in 2013 and in a reflective mood, he will wake up.

  10. Taylor says:

    “Doesn’t get it”…. LOL!! The new “ram down our throat”.. Will hear this bull repeated 20 million times a day, just like the former. Americans!

  11. Massagatto says:


    Why the looooooooooooong face?

  12. MeanGene says:

    (I realize that the conversation is over- I’m very late to the party.)

    ‘splain it to me, please. I don’t get disaffection that would lead someone to not voting. Most of the complaints of former pro-Obama voters – based on comments anyway – appear to be that he didn’t deliver the pro-people things we wanted. So, how does not voting so that the other guys get back in power make any sense?

    It is my observation that he took aim at the biggest problems we have while being hamstrung by the dual wars, the world-wide economic crisis (it’s not just us) and the political climate of relentless attacks and “passive-aggressive” legislative participation by the opposition who sucker-punches any attempt at collaborative problem-solving.

    Please correct this impression if you can, but it looks to me like the opposition’s Big Lies have been successful in pushing a lot of people into resignation.

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