Undecided Virginia Voters: What Are You Waiting For?

Election Day is Nov. 6 and some Virginia voters still are undecided on whether they'll vote for Gov. Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama, a third-party candidate or no one.

When pollster Peter Hart gathered a group of undecided voters together in Northern Virginia last month, computer technician A.J. Morning, of Springfield, said he thinks the country is "mired in a bowl of stupid," BusinessWeek reported.

His comment summed up the mood of the "undecideds" in the room who had these things to say about President Obama and contender Republican former Gov. Mitt Romney:

  • Obama: "...unrealistic...arrogant...hollow."
  • Romney: "...uppity...evasive...unfriendly."

Polls show a tight race in Virginia. According to the latest Marist Poll, released Thursday, among registered voters in Virginia, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate and those who voted by absentee ballot, Romney has the support of 48 percent to 47 percent for Obama. One percent is behind another candidate, and 4 percent are undecided.

While most voters have already made up their minds whether they want to re-elect Obama or cast their ballots in favor of former Romney, about 7 percent of the likely voting population remains undecided, according to the Huffington Post.

It’s that undecided group we want to reach out to today. We’d like to hear from those of you who remain unsure which way you’ll go on Nov. 6.

Here are our questions for you:

  • What has prevented you from making up your mind so far?
  • Is there a particular issue or stand on an issue you’re waiting to hear more from the candidates about?
  • What would make you favor one candidate over another?

Maybe you're passionate about the economy and haven't heard a plan that resonates yet?

Perhaps you want a candidate to be more outspoken about climate change? Or, are you still trying to decide which front runner is most likely to effect positive changes in America?

Whatever the case, we want to hear your opinions. Sound off on why you're still undecided in the comments section below.

Beth Norquist October 14, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Obama-Biden have earned my vote! Unlike Romney, who only appears to truly care about the "1 percent" and wants to destroy Medicare to help the healthcare companies make more money, Obama-Biden care about 100 percent of Americans, including the middle class, poor, disabled, business and seniors. And, they much more trustworthy than the Republican candidates, as Politifact and Fact Check have confirmed.


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