West Palm Beach, Florida (PRWEB) June 18, 2012
RoadFish.com men’s lifestyle and finance magazine today voiced its opinion about the recent results of Bankrate.com’s new poll about which factors will influence voters’ decisions in the Presidential Election this November. The poll revealed that the majority of voters will be basing their decision on the state of their personal finances, and voting for whichever candidate they believe will have the best impact on them. RoadFish.com foresees citizens basing their vote on the number in their bank account or their credit score report, and urges readers to calculate other important issues when determining which candidate to vote for in November.
Business News Daily staff writer Michael Mielach reported that 12% of respondents in a recent poll taken by Bankrate.com stated that their financial situation was “the single most important factor” when voting, and 47% said that it was one of several important aspects which will affect their decision-making during the Presidential election. Seemingly, voters will be assessing Mielach does the math to figure out that roughly six out of every ten Americans will be basing their vote for the next President of the United States on their personal financial situation.
RoadFish.com does not agree that voting should boil down to personal finances alone. RoadFish.com’s Senior staff writer is quoted as saying, “It’s a funny issue, because at the start of the U.S. recession we had a Republican President in office [in 2008]. And now, four years later and still dealing with a nationwide financial slump, it is under a Democratic President’s rule. So in my book voting doesn’t come down to the one question of ‘how do my personal finances look and who can make them better?’ It comes down to a general question of ‘what are all of the issues that each candidate is for and against, compared to what I’m an opponent and proponent for?’”
Interestingly enough, the above-mentioned Business News Daily article stated that based on the poll results, poll-takers are split down the middle about which Presidential candidate would best aid them in their personal finances. The same percentage of those surveyed, about 21 percent, believe that President Obama could boost their financial situation while 21 percent think it is Mitt Romney who could best aid their financial plight. One of Bankrate.com’s financial information distributers, Claes Bell, is quoted as saying, “How Americans feel about the economy and their own finances will be central to the election on November 6. While unemployment will probably be above that 7.2 percent historical benchmark when the election takes place, the key question will be whether Americans are comfortable with the progress that has been made since the economy took a turn for the worse.”
RoadFish.com urges voters to look at the recession on a bigger scale to note that the U.S. economy is not a result of any one President’s actions, and cannot be completely solved by any one person either. RoadFish.com’s Senior staff writer is quoted as saying, “There is something of a worldwide recession occurring at the moment. The Europeans have the Eurozone crisis, and are even considering eliminating their method of currency. Iceland’s banking system collapsed a few years ago. Japan went through a huge recession a few years back. The UK is experiencing record-high mortgage rates, and many British families are struggling to keep their homes. When you think about the recession as a global issue, you start to realize that it’s probably not 100% the President’s doing that the U.S. is in our current situation. And that’s why votes shouldn’t be totally dependant on people’s personal financial states, because it’s not an issue that can be magically solved by one person.”
The Bankrate.com poll certainly supplied a good look into the reasoning and logic behind voters’ decisions, however it did not seem to identify which Presidential candidate has the edge currently. The above-mentioned Business News Daily article identified the poll as being conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. It surveyed 1,000 adults from June 7th through June 10th. The margin of sampling error is reportedly plus or minus up to 3.6 percentage points.
RoadFish.com is an online men's lifestyle and finance magazine targeted toward men in their 30's and 40's that have already attained a moderate level of success in life, and are striving toward more. It goes over current events of interest to this group, such things as exciting adventures, consumer interests, hot chicks, and the latest in European entertainment news as well as ways to make more and save more money. It is a publication owned by Purpose Inc.
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