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My Missouri Exit Poll

I keep hearing about how Missouri is a bellwether state, almost always choosing the winning presidential candidate. The state combines Southern and Midwestern culture and has both rural and urban populations. So, I decided to do some sophisticated polling and call my grandparents who live in Saint Louis.

My grandma (Nana, 81) voted for Hillary. She says that Hillary would "hit the road running" as president and change things instantly. Nana thinks that Hillary knows the ropes and the right people, and after "eight years of bad influence" that's what we need. My grandpa (Papa, 87), a World War II veteran, really wants Hillary to win, too!

My polling data also indicates that John Edwards's late exit may influence the Missouri election. My grandma's sister voted absentee for Edwards a while back, and wishes she could change her vote to Hillary! What a bummer.

And finally, the weather is not so great in the bellwether state. My grandma says there are thunderstorms in Saint Louis, which may keep people away from the polls. I guess we'll just have to wait and see!


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briglass briglass 9 years
well my girlfriend and i split our missouri absentee votes, just like missouri itself... so we are like a bellwether of the bellwether, ex pede Herculem
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
"My grandma's sister voted absentee for Edwards a while back..."
sterlingsilver sterlingsilver 9 years
well, nana always says "never say never" and papa always says "those darn cardinals!" so there! xoxo
plasticapple plasticapple 9 years
I'm in Kansas City and a lot people I know voted for Obama today. Here's what I just got from CNN.
rickimc rickimc 9 years
I live in St. Louis and right now they are saying that Hillary & Huckabee are the two leading candidates.
sweetrae80 sweetrae80 9 years
This post was great. Hearing about Grandparents helps me to feel less PO'd about politics.
Libby22 Libby22 9 years
I love this post. If Hillary wins, we can thank Nana
lckirkwood lckirkwood 9 years
well, that nana sounds a lot like my mama from south st louis. and she is a very smart lady. lckirkwood
janneth janneth 9 years
I vote for Nana!
longhorn_sugar longhorn_sugar 9 years
awww, nana!
sharnie sharnie 9 years
great post! i'm from stl, but just moved here last year. there were definitely huge thunderstorms last night! my power went out & i almost didn't wake up for work. who knew mo was a bellwether state! i miss my hometown of chicago...
juju4 juju4 9 years
This is cute. I love Missouri, STL, and grandparents. :-)
nancita nancita 9 years
Ha! I love this. Thanks to your grandparents for participating. Plus, the absentee ballot problem is something I don't think about enough.
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