Among hundreds, Here’s the most interesting “exit” poll I’ve seen.
For those who don’t care to click over, it’s a Reuters poll (from what I can tell, they are no better or worse than any other organization that does this…which means it can be taken with a grain of salt but probably isn’t off by any wild number). The poll asked the respondents to agree/disagree with the following:
” I feel like a stranger in my own country”
19.2% UNDECIDED/DON’T KNOW
Another blogger, who evidently has access to deeper metrics, has a further breakdown, by race and party, which suggests that a strong majority of every demographic but one of the YES/NO respondents said YES. Even if you take the main poll at face value, though, it’s strange to contemplate. (For the record, the one exception is White Democrats. I’m not linking to the blogger because I don’t know how good his info is, but the numbers he posts are a logical enough conclusion.)
Nearly 50% of the voting public–i.e., the most politically engaged part of the populace–feels alienated, while another 20% are ambivalent on the question.
When, after decades of experiencing virtually unprecedented Peace, Prosperity and Progress while residing in the heart of the mightiest empire to ever bestride the Earth, nearly 70% of voters feel either alienated or disengaged, these United States of America are really just Memphis in ’69.
You know, without all the great music, or any Prophets roaming around, cursing (literally in this case) the darkness.