Wednesday, November 3, 2010

California Governor Exit Polls: Examining the Data (Post #23)

On Tuesday Nov. 2, Jerry Brown won for the 3rd time as California Governor, 28 years after he last served.  Voters across California were questioned as they left the polls on Tuesday and provided us with some insight into who voted for Brown and who voted for Meg Whitman.  Click on the exit poll data and check it out.  There are three pages of quite a bit of data.  Check out race, education, income, gender, party affiliation and any other data you consider useful.

Show your ability to analyze and draw conclusions by identifying which groups supported Brown and which groups of voters supported Whitman.  Look at all 3 pages as to fully see all the trends.
Now with Brown winning and getting most support, look where Whitman was strongest and where Brown was strongest. 
Do your best to explain why those particular groups gave each candidate support.  Use your knowledge of the parties, consider what the groups have to gain from either candidate, and do some logical assumptions if you have to.  If you look at all the data it should become clear.
Be sure to give complete thoughtful answers, not just a quick response to the first piece of data you see or a copying of someone else's comments.

Responses due by Friday.

118 comments:

  1. Breana spiro p.4 sloan From what I saw they were pretty close but it seems brown related more with the people and the minorities all supported him and it didn't really have anything to do with race money or age it just seems people just liked him more her seemed to have good ethics and I feel maybe people felt it was time to go back to a few old ways to try and fix some old problems it just looked like whitman was just going to continue digging our hole which we are trying to get out of so brown just seemed like the way to go

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  2. brown had minority support meg had whites probably due to the immigrant house keeper scandal. most people 65+ Voted for whitman, everyone else mostly brown. for the income brackets, people making 100000$ or more voted whitman, the rest jerry. most educated people voted for brown.

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  3. pretty much minorities, and people not making ALOT of money, who like obama's current plan, and who have education voted for brown.

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  4. Danielle Smith, Sloan P1November 4, 2010 at 1:20 PM

    Jerry Brown was popular with minorities and people who don't make a lot of money. I'd assume people who are in things like teacher's unions and stuff voted for him too, so they get to keep their benefits. Meg Whitman received most of her votes from elderly people and white people. This is probably because of her stance on welfare and immigration both. Basically everyone else was in favor or Brown. People may have voted for Brown because he has been there already. When we're in the hole this bad, people probably assume that he knows what he's doing because he has been our governor before, combined with the fact that Whitman doesn't have a political background. Actually, people could have voted for Whitman because of her background, as well...I know people in my family had that logic. It seems like a more broad range of people liked Brown that they did Whitman.

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  5. i think that jerry brown won because of what he believed in because he really focused on what the people wanted. he focused alot on the minority which really made people want to vote for him. he wasnt really focused on making more money. he focused on the minority cuz he knows that they would get up and vote and that could make a great impact, and he knew what the people really want.
    erika oropeza
    mr.sloan
    p.4

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  6. Jerry Brown won because he focused on many issues that californians feel needs to be addressed. Jerry Brown seemed to be the more moderate candidate because most who were against the Tea Party Movement vote for him, and only the small portion for the movement voted for whitman. Brown seemed to have appealed to the most minority groups while Whitman only gained the majority of "white" votes. The only major fault of Brown was the age group of 65 and older because that group experienced him as governor before and weren't happy with his performance.

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  7. Adilene Vazquez/ sloan period 1

    I saw that percentages were really close but what were really off for bothe were the race, mainly white people voted for whitman and everybody else voted for brown. Income wise mainly the higher class of people voted for whitman and the middle and lower class voted for brown. As for education everyone from not a high school graduate to college grads voted for brown.

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  8. Maria Perez
    Sloan
    Per:4
    I believe that Jerry Brown won because the minorities, and because the people was able to identify themselves through him and through his believes. He also was a person who said he would help California with issues it has not been able to cover. He also was a person that was not on the top of contraversy like Meg Whitman. He looked like a more simple person of character.

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  9. Jerry Brown's popularity was mostly with minorities and people with low incomes. Meg Whitman's popularity came from elderly and white voters. These reasons for separation probably have to do with the potential governors' plans. Jerry Brown is Democratic, so minorities would benefit from governmental intervention in the economy. Meg Whitman on the other hand is Republican so the elderly would appreciate the government's lack of economic intervention. People vote based on what would benefit them in their economic and social state, not necessarily for the benefit of the state as a whole.

    Devin Smith, Mr. Bauer, P.1.

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  10. Brown received a majority of the votes from minorities of both sexes, 64 year olds and younger, people with incomes less than 100,000, and people with or with out education. A majority of democrats, liberals, moderates, people who voted for Obama, people who did nit vote at all in the presidential election, and people who strongly or somewhat supported Obama voted for Brown. Whitman lost because she did not have support from the women and minorities probably because of the immigrant scandal. Plus, brown had an advantage because most of the people in California are democrats.
    Erica Ayala
    Mr. Bauer
    Per. 4

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  11. It seems like the usual trends were present on each side. The most educated voted Brown, as well as most minorities. Most of the richer folk voted Whitman, as well as the older people. Middle and lower class voted Brown, and Whitman got mostly white voters. Overall, seems like the usual trends.

    Brian S.
    Sloan Per. 4

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  12. Brown won because he had the minority and women's vote. He also had the vote from people with an income lower then 100 grand or little or no education. THese facts gave him the edge to win. Joshua Barnhart

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  13. Josh Agans, Bauer P.5November 4, 2010 at 4:51 PM

    Jerry brown won because he got most of the minorities votes and the poor. meg whitman had the votes from the wealthy. she really hurt herself when the undocumented citizen said she worked for meg whitman. im sure plenty of people changed their vote after that happened. brown was strongest in the immigration policy. to me, that was a big reason why he won.

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  14. Brown received many votes from minorites and won over most people from ages 18-64. He has had exoerience which most likely was key in his election. Whitman received more votes from white men and women.

    Guadalupe Velasquez
    Sloan, Period 1

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  15. jerry brown was voted for by the majority most likely because meg whitmans campaigning was cruel and just plain annoying.
    kimberlie hernandez
    sloan p.4

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  16. Brown received a ton of votes from the minorities, which is genius. He knew what people wanted and who those people were. He knew he would get a high number from certain groups and used it to his advantage. The man's genius i say.

    Daniel Ruiz
    Sloan
    Govt Per. 5

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  17. Katie Frogue; Sloan P1November 4, 2010 at 5:38 PM

    Jerry Brown won by almost 10% or so, and its because Meg Whitman obviously didn't know how to handle her own budget, considering how many commercials she had, so how was she going to be able to help the government's budget? She spent way too much money, way too soon.

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  18. From the information I read, Jerry won because he was able to reach out to the interests of most of the population in California which is mostly made up of democrats. He caught the attention of the lower income people, those worried more about health care and not so much about the economy, those in the places most populated, people younger than 65, and those who thought the contest for governor mattered most. I think Meg Whitman was strongest in getting the support of the wealthy because she is wealthy herself, the old because they have greater wisdom and have already experienced Jerry as governor, those who care more about the economy because her goal was to better the economy,and republicans because there are some people who will always vote for a republican leader no matter what.

    Melody Morphis
    Mr. Sloan
    per. 1

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  19. I THINK THAT JERRY BROWN WON GOVERNER BECAUSE HE REACHED MANY IMPORTANT GROUPS THAT MAKE UP CALIFORNIA. MINORITIES, OLD PEOPLE, AND THE LOWER CLASSES VOTED FOR HIM. HIS BELIEFS ARE THE REASON THAT HE WAS ELECTED. MOST OF CALI ARE DEMOCRATS. MEG WHITMAN WAS MAINLY VOTED BY THE RICH AND REPUBLICANS. SHE DIDNT HAVE A GOOD BACKGROUND. MANY OF HER VOTES CAME FROM THE WHITE PEOPLE.
    DIANA REYES ;]

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  20. My opinion is Jerry Brown is going to be a good Governor, because Jerry brown has had years of experience in office and in Oakland he put down taxes by 4 million.

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  21. Tyler Glenn Per 3 SloanNovember 4, 2010 at 6:36 PM

    Brown won over the minorities and those who had very low education. That is a huge portion of california which gave him an advantage. He also gave people what they wanted such as education policies and other things that would help the average (not rich) person. Whitman on the other hand got votes from the rich but not the minority because she caters towards the rich.

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  22. Even before the elections began, the polls showed that Jerry Brown had the support of minorities and the league of women voters, two important groups needed to win the race in California. In the exit polls Jerry Brown appealed to minorities and people of lower incomes, and Whitman, the CEO of Ebay, had the support of the elderly and the people of higher incomes.
    Tiapon-Bauer4;Sloan3

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  23. Brown won over most of the minorities in the election. Many people may just belive that since jerry brown already has experience in being governor of california,that he will be a better choice. many didnt vote for meg whitman because she looked like she was reading a scrpit all the time and also paid her way through the election.

    Clarisa Carrillo
    Per.4
    Mr.sloan governemnt

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  24. The illegal made for whiteman killed her chance at govenor. Even though she spent all that moneg brown still got it.
    Forrest MacDonald
    Bauwer p3

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  25. brown won because he recived the majotrity votes from minority groups, as well as people with low incomes. groups of minority , low income , uneducated , and even age groups of 18-64 gave him the most votes. he must have been doing somthing right. he knew who he needed to target and achived his goal.
    Alondra Munoz
    Sloan P.5

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  26. Dominique Jimenez Sloan 5th.November 4, 2010 at 7:17 PM

    Brown got most votes from Latinos in my opinion because of the incident with Whitman and her Latina nanny. I believe another reason people didn't vote for Whitman as much as Brown because she was a "political whore". She would do anything to get on a certain groups side.& plus she would spend millions and millions of dollars promoting herself, which made her look desperate in my eyes. Brown was all around the better choice no matter what race or ethnicity you are.

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  27. Miriam Bejines P.5 Mr.SloanNovember 4, 2010 at 7:22 PM

    Well i look at the percentages of Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman which were not that faraway from each other.But i think Brown won because he took all the minorities of votes which he took victory from Whitman.I think even though Brown didnt waste alot of money he grabbed the attention of the people.

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  28. Jerry Brown got the majority of the minority votes and the middle and lower income classes. The eduacation of the voters were from all levels. The majority of the voters (from the results of the poll) were college graduates and people with some college education. of all the postgraduates who voted (from the results of the poll) more than a majority voted for Jerry Brown.

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  29. I THINK THAT jERRY BROWN WON THE ELECTION FOR THE THIRD TIME BECAUSE HE HAD SUPPORT FROM A CERTAIN CLASS OF PEOPLE, AND PEOPLE FROM A CERTAIN RACE. JERRY BROWN HAD A LOT OF SUPPORT FROM THE HISPANIC POPULATION BEACUSE OF HIS VIEWS ON IMMIGRATION. HE ALSO HAD SUPPORT FROM THE LOWER AND MIDDLE CLASS PEOPLE. THIS CONTRIBUTED HIGHLY TO HIS WIN BECAUSE A LOT OF cALIFORNIA'S POPULATION IS MIDDLE AND LOW CLASS. WOMENWERE ALSO SUPPORTING HIM. MEMBERS OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY ALSO VOTED FOR HIM. MEG WHITMAN HAD SUPPORT FROM THE RICH AND THE HIGHLY EDUCATED.

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  30. i think the reason jerry brown one was because he actually mentioned issues in california that need help to inprove the way california is and the economic crisis. i thing the reason why meg didnt win was because lots of mexicans voted against her because of the scandle with her haveing an immagrant working for her. and meg tried to buy people to be on her side because like said in class she is a political whore. im glad she lost. now we have to give it time and see what kind of gov jerry is going to be.


    melissa Lomeli
    slaon p.5

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  31. During class when I saw how much Jerry Brown won by it made me think about all the time and money that meg Whitman spent on the campaign. She didn't appeal to the people that she was supposed to appeal to and this is clearly seen in the exit polls. It is not a surprise that Jerry Brown got the vote of a diverse population of people and minority groups. It had been said in the news that Meg whitman was sending mixed messages to the public. In English she would say one thing, and in the ads in spanish say would say another. She tried to make Jerry Brown look bad, but at the end her plan backfired. Most people saw this, which is why the age, sex, and income of someone did not meant that the person was going to vote a certain way.

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  32. I think Brown won because he is more eapereinced and meg lost cause she tried to byu her way in. But thats just me. Also, there are more middle and lower class people who voted for Brown and more of the higher class voted for meg. and over all, there are more middle and lower class voters than high class voters, thats why Brown won.

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  33. I think it seemed to the average American that Meg Whitman was trying to buy the governor position and I think the undocumented worker didn't help her campaign any. It seemed that Brown had most of the average Joe voters and the minorities. Those two are also two of the biggest groups of the state so Jerry came out the victor.

    Marklin Nixon
    Mr. Sloan PER. 1

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  34. I think that Jerry Brown won because he got alot of young voters. Most of the people are Democrats anyway so I think he had it in the bag anyways. I think people vited for him just because he was a democrat.
    Tori Milligan
    Sloan
    per.3

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  35. Basically, Jerry Brown won because he appealed to more people. Many trusted his experience in government over Meg's Ebay experience. Many people with lower incomes would not vote for Meg because her entire campaign was focused on slashing government spending, which is vital to many of those people. I believe Meg's entire mix with her maid being an illegal immigrant and how she reportedly treated her maid hurt her a lot with Latino voters. Surprisingly, Jerry won the over women voters, who you would think would identify with Meg because she is a woman.
    Caleb Boyd
    Sloan
    Per. 2
    C

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  36. I think a lot of people who were in unions voted for Brown because they wanted to keep there benefits. Also he was governor once before so they somewhat know what to expect rather than someone who has never been there before such as Whitman. I also think that the scandal about Whitman and the illegal immigrant issue had a lot to do with her getting less votes.

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  37. Looking at the results it really seems that Meg had no chance whatsoever. Brown seemed to get everyone except the old rich white people. he won over minority groups and younger voters. It seems that Brown appealed more to the average man of middle-class, which is a majority compared to the wealthy class. Those voters that trust the government and support taxes tended to vote for Brown as well, probably due to his platform, if it favored the government. Voters in favor of protecting illegal immigrants would have voted for Brown with his favoring of making them citizens. Also, there is a majority of voters that were unhappy with the attack ads that Whitman put out. It kind of shocks me how many types of people clearly favored Brown; the race was a lot further apart than I thought and it's no wonder now why Brown obtained a majority win. Bauer/Sloan

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  38. Whitman pretty much lost everywhere and even when she won a category it was by a narrow margin, only 2-3%. The only category where she made considerable gains is the upper income brackets because Whitman supported tax cuts for the wealthy in order to bring in business. What it came down to was Brown was much more charismatic in my opinion while Whitman had the charisma of a rock. Brown's down to earth "we need to make tough choices" ad campaign was also really effective because voters in a recession can relate to that.

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  39. Jerry brown focused more on what people of the United States felt was important, which led to his win over meg whitman.More people of the middle class voted for brown based on his beliefs, and what he said he was going to try and accomplish. Brown won because of his interest in the people unlike whitman, and people were aware of that.

    Trista Dowdy
    sloan per.5

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  40. karina ramos mr sloan period 1
    i beleive that jerry won the election because he focused on issues that affect the economy and the minorities. It seems like the most educated voted for Brown, as well as most minorities. It also seems that Whites and the elder voted for Whitman. It also seems like the middle and lower class voted Brown.

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  41. Asher Maroot- SloanNovember 4, 2010 at 8:44 PM

    pretty much all everyone with high income, 65+, and white voted for Meg Whitman, while everyone else voted for Jerry Brown. My guess would be that Meg Whitman has better policies for the people who voted for her, but not so much when it comes to all others. Some of the other pages get more into the current governments and leaders. most of the questions that are opposing them were won by Whitman and those in favor of the government system and its leaders voted Brown

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  42. Well, it seems that the voter profile for Meg Whitman was 65+ years old, white, and wealthy. The voter profile for Jerry brown was those who were under 65, part of a minority gruop, and lower to middle class. From the beginning, Brown had a lead over Whitman, and ever since the illegal-immagrant-scandal with Whitmans housekeeper, her approval ratings went down even more.

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  43. meg whitman had votes from mostly elderly white people, not many minorities. this may be because of her stance on immigration and welfare. jerry brown was supported by unions, minorities, workers, and the less wealthy people. we are in such a deep debt that people think that they can rely on him because he has been in government before. they think that he can pull us out of debt, so they gave him the vote instead of inexperienced meg whitman.

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  44. The groups that supported Whitman were mostly white people and old seniors. I think that brown got more votes out of young people and the lower class. Also i think that Whitman became to competitive and she lost votes of people and also because of the scandel about her immmigrant worker.While brown was looking at the problems that need to be improved.

    *tania hinojosa
    sloan p5

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  45. Meg Whitman pulled all of her votes from rich white people who tend to be older. Jerry Brown pulled his votes from all the minorities that voted in the U.S. and from a relatively more younger crowd. Other than that people who like Obama and are identified as democrats voted for Brown, and people who dislike Obama's actions and are identified as republican voted for Whitman.

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  46. Spencer PellandiniNovember 4, 2010 at 9:16 PM

    I believe brown won for the fact that there are many more minoritys in this state. They all tended to vote for him, probably for the fact that he apealed to them more. Whiteman gained the votes from the higher income people it seemed. I think brown only won because his name is more known in the state.
    Spencer Pellandini
    slaon
    p.1

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  47. I think that a lot more people voted for Brown because he has experience at being govenor. Also to many people it seems like Meg Whitman tried to buy her way into office with all the millions of dollars she spent on her campaign. The position in office should not be going to the person with the deepest pockets.

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  48. There was more diversity of people who voted for Jerry Brown in comparison to Meg Whitman. Whitman was strongest with older educated Republicans while Brown was stronger with younger voters of lower and very high education levels. Immigrants were in favor of Brown because they disapproved of Whitman's view on immigration. Brown had an advantage from the beginning becuase CA has more Democrats than Republicans.

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  49. Jerry Brown got most of the minority group and i think they voted for him because of his experience of govenor. Megan Witman had most of her votes from elderly people who were white. The people voted for Jerry Brown because they believe he can pull everyone out of debt.

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  50. ricardo villalpandoNovember 4, 2010 at 9:44 PM

    I believe that brown won because people knew that he had once before been governor before so the they knew what could come . Brown since he already done this before he also knew what to shoot for and knew what groups that would have helped him which was pretty smart

    ricardo villalpando
    mr. sloan
    pr.5

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  51. Looking at the exit polls, Brown did not just only get the minority votes, but he got people under the age of 64 years to vote for him. Brown was the more popular candidate compared to Whitman.

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  52. I saw that Jerry Brown received a majority of his votes from minorities/middle class people. They voted for him most likely to keep benefits. Considering the fact that Jerry Brown already has already had experience in being Governor, voters probably felt more safer voting for him. Meg Whitman's votes most likely came from older people and white people.

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  53. Brown was more successful in getting a little bit from both parties so that gave him a slight advantage while meg whitman did not and since you need over 50% vote to win, you need votes from both parties to have a chance to win.

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  54. I noticed that many of the votes the Jerry Brown received were from minorities. He also was able to appeal to a wide variety of voters because he received more votes from liberals and many moderates. Sloan p.3

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  55. As I noticed in the first page of the exit polls, as everyone said, Jerry Brown was most popular with the minorities and lower income people. On the second and third page, there were less noticeable winnings and losses. It seems that either Brown or Whitman both had close winnings on their thoughts about issues the country is facing. Both had a good race.

    Chrissy Vue
    Sloan
    Period 3

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  56. I noticed that the majority of white/high class people voted for Meg Whitman. The younger/ lower income voters mainly voted for Jerry Brown. I believe that Whitman must have lost many votes once the scandal of the illegal immigrant came up. I also believe that Brown seemed more prepared and had more experience for this position.

    Melissa Quezada
    Mr. Bauer
    P.2

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  57. Alejadro Ibarra( Mr. Sloan,P.1)November 4, 2010 at 10:24 PM

    Brown had the majority of his votes from what you might consider the low income house holds. While whitman's majority votes came from the elderly and those who strongly support the issue on immagration.

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  58. Janeiry Balderas, Mr. Sloan, Period 4November 4, 2010 at 10:26 PM

    From what i saw Brown seemed to be winning because he had the support of the minorities and he seemed to hit home better than Whitman. Whitman did not seem to have much support, one caused could have been that we do not want another inexperienced governor again in our state. People higher in society seemed to vote for Whitman since they could probably relate to her, while the general population can not. Brown also seemed to get 'young' voters, well all ages, except for the older folks. Also Brown seemed to bug some people less( Mr. Sloan) :).

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  59. Though he has a variety of supporters, Brown seems to have been supported by whom you might call “the everyday people”. Brown did not win the majority of the whites or the richest people, but he won the more minority races and the people with more average incomes. He probably had a platform that appealed to the average masses more than Whitman. He obviously got the most democratic-related votes, being the democrat candidate. Most were in favor of the health care law. However, the majority of Brown’s supporters do not believe the state deficit can be reduced without tax increase. His supporters voted yes on prop 19.

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  60. Jerry Brown won most of the votes from minorities, including women. This is probably due to the fact that he is a Democrat and would benefit them the most. Meg Whitman on the other hand won most of the older vote, probably because her Republican views are more relatable to the elderly who don't want much change.

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  61. Brown's votes were mostly from minority groups in California. It seemed as if he was drawing more of a wide variety of people than Meg Whitman had. People with economic difficulties also voted for Brown as they probably saw that he was more for the people and benefits for individuals than himself. He appealed to a wide range of parties as some Liberals and independents voted for him. A key factor that strengthened Brown's race was that he had experience as a governor previously and people put their trust in that.

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  62. if the media did not follow the scandel surrounding meg's allien employe then maybe she would have lost the few lation vote, well not like she had much of it, it just gave them one more reason to vote for Brown.
    Veronica iniguez SLOAN p1

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  63. Sergio Maldonado, Sloan p.3/Bauer p.4November 4, 2010 at 10:37 PM

    Brown tended to get more of the younger population because younger people tend to be more liberal, while Whitman recieved more votes from older voters. Also many people of lower incomes, minorities, and women voted for Brown, probably after Whitman's housekeeper incident caused her to lose their votes. People also seemed to favor Brown's previous experience as Governor and Mayor over Whitman's new plan for California.

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  64. A high number of people with money problems and minority groups seemed to be more in favor of Brown. Also he brought in a number of voters from other political parties such as individual and liberal.

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  65. The exit polls showed that Meg Whitman gained the majority of the white vote as well as the elderly vote. Maybe because white people and elderly people tend to have more money, like Whitman, so they agreed with her views. Jerry Brown had more of the poor people and the minorites, because they identified better with him than with Whitman. Brown ended up winning in the end, which I believe proves that that the exit polls were very accurate.
    Sloan
    Period 5

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  66. Emily Geiszler, Bauer, AP Gov Period 4November 4, 2010 at 10:44 PM

    Whitman was most favorable with the wealthy. She was also favorable with Republicans, which was expected, and conservatives. Something interesting however, is that she was also more favorable with people who thought illegal immigration was a big issue for our country today. This is a bit curious because it came out that she had a housekeeper who was an illegal herself. Brown got a lot of support from minorities, especially black women. He also got the majority of votes from highly educated people. He also got the majority of votes from people who thought Obama and the federal government are doing a good job. Whitman spent at least $180,000 campaigning. She did not have a good platform laying out her goals for us. SHe just said its time for a new California. That's what Arnold said and look where we are now. No one wants to hear the same thing over and over again without results. People trust in Brown more because he has experience already and there must be a reason he was already reelected once.

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  67. Education did not play a large role in deciding who people would vote for because Brown won more votes than Whitman from all levels of education. Ultimately, Jerry Brown won because he convinced many more moderates than Whitman did, and even won 17% of conservatives which means that Whitman lost many previously loyal voters. This could be because of her wasteful spending on the election or the way she handled her illegal worker.
    Sloan Per. 3
    Bauer Per. 4

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  68. The exit polls showed that Brown got the most votes from people with lesser the income then others. He also gained the votes of people who were not white and were younger then 65. This is probably because alot of old people have money and can relate to Whitman.

    Jose Alvarez p4 sloan

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  69. Brown really connected with the minority groups and the people with less income. He knew how to appeal to them. Meg Whitman on the other hand, did more trash talking her opponent than promoting herself, and personally that was a turn-off to me, I can only imagine how other voters felt about that.The polls show that more elders voted for Whitman and that's probably because of the money situation.

    Danielle Barros
    Gov, p.4
    Sloan

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  70. Jerry Brown was successful in appealing to a diverse group of voters within the state of California. As a result, Brown and the Democrats prevailed in this state(except in some congressional districts). So, why didn't Proposition 19 pass since this state is so liberal? It is attributed to the power of the Latino, African American, and Asian vote. Although these groups tend to advocate Democrats, they are socially conservative on many issues. I am concluding that Meg Whitman would have won if she was more effective in appealing to people of different race, gender, age-group, and socio-economic background.
    (Sloan P.3/Bauer P.4)

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  71. Brown's views took more to the people who know they cant do as well as the arleady ok people of the U.S. He showed the "smaller" people that with him they could be taken care of. Whitman's views very rarely did anything good for this group which seemed to be more than a minority in the voting polls. Joeliane, Sloan, p.5

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  72. Brian Magina, Sloan P.3November 5, 2010 at 12:06 AM

    After looking at the exit poll data you can see that Brown won because he got most of the minority and the less wealthy peoples' votes. Whitman had the majority of votes from the wealthy and the elderly over 65. You can see that the main reason Brown won was because of his experience of being governor before, and Whitman's lack of experience.

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  73. Brown won because he was able to connect with the people who were younger and less wealthy. Another reason I believe he won is because Meg Whitman did kind of give the people a reason to change their minds about voting for her. As many have already said many of Megs voters were of the wealthy class and elderly which does not compare to the amount of middle class and young people in this state.

    Victor Alvarez
    Mr.Sloan
    Pd5

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  74. By looking at the data it clearly shows that many if the people who voted for Whitman were of the wealthy class and elderly. Whitman also had many white voters, whereas brown had many of the less wealthy and minority on his side which led to his success in winning election.

    Mallory Lemieux
    Sloan
    Pd4

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  75. Kayla Rodriguez Sloan5November 5, 2010 at 12:26 AM

    the minority groups and people with lower income tended to vote for mr brown. a lot of white people and older people voted for whitman. i heard something about whitman wanting to go back to the way it was 30 years ago. wasnt jerry brown governer at that time? anyways, brown appealed more to the younger aged population.

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  76. Minorities and people with low incomes voted for Jerry Brown. He also received votes from youth. Typically the democratic party will receive the majority of their votes. Meg Whitman received the votes of the elderly and Caucasians. California's recent governor was inexperienced and won due to his popularity. People may have voted Brown and not Whitman because Brown had first-hand experience as governor 30 years before.

    Gabriella Cello, Mr. Sloan, P.3

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  77. The minorities voted for Jerry brown and the white older people voted for whitman. many of the poor people on welfare voted to jerry brown to get some support and jerry brown had the overall more experience

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  78. Claudia Pantoja p.5 Mr.SloanNovember 5, 2010 at 6:50 AM

    I look at the results Jerry Brown won because he took all the minorities votes which were alot and Meg Whitman fous on the rich people which were not alot.Brown was samert enough to win the election.

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  79. I believe that Jerry Brown should not have won. Meg Whitman actually had funding for our government and she looks like she knows what she is talking about... we need change



    Haley Collins sloan p01

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  80. the exit polls would not open for me so i was not able to do the analysis

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  81. From the exit polls that have been posted, it appears that the only way to even see a group that supported Meg Whitman more than Jerry Brown is to split the voters by income. Every where else they were either very close, or Jerry Brown won easily. This confirms the fact that most Californias supported Jerry Brown this past Tuesday.

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  82. Steven Reichmuth, Bauer, period 2November 5, 2010 at 7:32 AM

    From the exit polls it appears to me that Brown had the democrats as a given and the minorities. But what I think what sealed the deal for him was the support from the republican state workers that feared Meg's radical new change ideas about how to run the goverment, they feared their jobs.

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  83. From checking out the exit polls, it looked like Jerry Brown had all the minorities that favored him while Meg Whitman had mostly white people and wealthy people. Jerry Brown was favored by them since he has experience in politics for a long time and Meg Whitman was favored since she's also wealthy so the wealthy tend to relate to her and agree with her views. -Sloan Period 2

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  84. Mostly minorities supported Jerry brown, and people with low income. The people who voted for meg whitman were mostly elderly white people and republicans, obviously. The reason all the minorities and people of low income voted for jerry brown is because he is a democrat and democrats are focused on helping people and those people will most likely get some much needed aid from our government. Meg whitman wouldnt focus on social issues, she would focus on boosting the economy which is what the 65+ crowd wants as well as most caucasions, because we dont tend to need as much gov. assistance.
    Hayley Swearingen
    Sloan Per. 4

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  85. Ok well exit polling os a great idea and it help show who group votes for who brown being democrat got more of the minority votes ansd women vote and meg being republican got more of the rich people white votes. And close to none minority votes

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  86. It looks like at least one other person has had a similar problem.
    When i click on the link, there is no exit poll data. It tells me how to read polling data, and how they make their projections, but no data.
    Caleb Newman

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  87. Maria Schmidt, Bauer, Period 5November 6, 2010 at 12:09 AM

    By looking at the exit polls for governor, it is clear that the majority of white people voted for Meg Whitman. The majority of the minority groups voted for Jerry Brown. Also, people ranging from 18-64 years old mostly voted for Jerry Brown, and people 65 years and older voted for Meg Whitman. This is most likely due to the candidates' views on different issues. For example, Meg Whitman lost support because of the immigration issue and the scandal involving her housekeeper.

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  88. Most of the people who voted for brown were a minority.
    and the fact that meg whitman spent millions of dollars on her campaign( and broke a record) rubbed people the wrong way
    Rebecca miles
    Bauer
    Ap p. 4

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  89. jerry brown seemed to get the minorities and poor while meg whitman got the wealthy. i think brown got so many minority voters because of whitman's scandal with the illegal immigrant. this really pushed away people from voting for her and i think that was a major contribution to why brown won.
    ~~brooke fletcher:)
    mr. bauer
    period 3

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  90. Jerry Brown was liked more than Whitman in pretty much every category. But he had a big lead with the minorities and the low income voters. Since there are a lot of those voters in California i think that is why Brown won.

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  91. Alexis Watson Bauer 3November 6, 2010 at 2:15 PM

    I believe the main reason Whitman lost this election was the illegel immigrant scandal. Brown may have had the minorities, but Whitman was ahead in the polls until this scandal.

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  92. Katey Santillan Bauer P1November 6, 2010 at 2:29 PM

    I think that if meg whitman didn't have the illegal immigrant porblem she would have won. because of it people felt like they couldn't put their trust into someone who lied. people thought they could have a better chance with Brown since he has been govenor before.

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  93. Brown won because he had the minority and women's vote. That is a huge portion of california which gave him an advantage. He also gave people what they wanted such as education policies and other things that would help the average person.
    jake beilby

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  94. Kyle Maples - Bauer Period 1November 7, 2010 at 3:18 PM

    In this day and age if you do not have the minorities support and the support of women you can not win a election. Well it would be very hard to win. Brown appealed to the many different aspects of Californians. The single mother in the valley, the hispanic family trying to maintain a living in souther california and the gay rights activists in San Francisco. He was the overall best candidate and really connected with the people of the state. This is why he won.

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  95. Hannah Engebretsen/Bauer P2November 7, 2010 at 6:31 PM

    I think that Brown won because of the commercials that hit hard about Meg, especially the one that portrayed her saying the same things as Arnold Schwarzenegger. Another is the immigration problem that also affected peoples vote because no problem was really solved with that.

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  96. the wiser candidate is targeting the lower income, non-whites. that's how boxer did it.

    another interesting observation is that voters with more education and income were less and less likely to vote "Other/No Answer". the trend is the same with the full time workers, people who haven't lost their jobs, Mccain voters, people who generally approve of the President, the elderly, blacks/afirican americans, and males.

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  97. The little details everyone dicusses are nice, but Americans on average looks just as a person overall not details. Overall Brown had more experience, and wasnt having to use his own money to popularize himself, unlike Whiteman. Plus he adressed a variety issues to attract a variety of voters.

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  98. Many African Americans and poorer people were in favor of Brown and men in general. Also teachers because all the things that he said would help them out. Many white men and woman that were very rich was in favor of whiteman because the things she said would benefit the rich people just like herself.

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  99. While going over the poll results the way I see it is that the older people, whites, and the poeple with money who are more conservitive and don't want the money spent voted for Whitmen. Minorites and poeple who want more jobs and are more for helping out those with low income voted for brown. I think Whitman gets support from people with money becuase she supports tax cuts and that means they keep more of their money. Jerry Brown is more for creating more jobs and helping those with low incomes and he gets the supports from minorites and people who make less money because they are the ones will benefit the most from it

    Sloan p.2

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  100. Overall, the results of this data isn't surprising. Jerry Brown had most of the more liberal groups' votes, and Meg Whitman had many of the conservative groups' votes. However, Whitman did lose a lot of support from women, which was a little surprising, although women tend to vote more liberaly. Whitman also lost support from the middle and higher age groups due to her poor campaigning.
    Conner Woods Bauer

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  101. 51% over all that voted were women; and out of the women 55% voted for Brown. This could be due to the Whitman controversy with her “housekeeper” that had a lot of people lose faith in her, mainly women. There were a higher percentage of Democratic voters at 42% compared to the Republican’s 31%. Where did all the other voters go to? The Independent party. Due to the problems America has faced the past few year many people do not want to claim a party. There have been people messing up or having a bad name and those people do not want to deal with association.
    Older, rich, white men who are Republican were really popular in voting for Meg. People who voted for Whitman also voted for McCain in the 2008 presidential elections, and they don’t like how Obama is doing in office. 78% of her voters do not like Democrats and believe the Government is doing too much. They are angry with the feds, and support the Tea Party Movement. They also are big on illegal immigration/deportaion and cutting taxes. It’s funny to see that the Whitman supporters believed that only Brown attacked unfairly in adds when all her adds were about him and how horrible he was. But at the same time he threw some mud. Both parties are blind if they can’t see that.
    What needs to be seen is that the people who voted for Meg do NOT make up most of our state. Think about all the other people out there who didn’t vote for her. Latino groups, the youth, African Americans, Asians, all other races, low income families, middle class citizens. Basically the majority of people. That is one of the main reasons Brown won. She couldn’t connect with those groups. She didn’t address them properly, and the “housekeeper” controversy did not help her case at all.

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  102. omar delgado, sloan per 4.November 8, 2010 at 7:07 PM

    from the polls i notices more rich white poeple voted for whitman and all other races leaned toward brown. going trough the data was dificult but in the seccond page i noticed that people more likely to be in need of help voted for brown and those very successful voted for whitman. but what puzzled me was that if the rich people were very successful, why were they the ones complaining about the economy? im thinking there only complaining because they might just want more money so they beleived whitman would make them richer.

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  103. Vicente Chavez per.5th
    My responce to this blog is that brown acctually had more fame than whittman and he actually seemed to have better ideas of himself as governor of California. Seems like if whittman spent a lot of her time critizing about teachers and brown. Also i think that what made a big change in peoples thoughts was when they past on television truths about each other like for example on whittman, that she had a hispanic worker that worked for her for a long time and when she found out that she was inducumented she kiked her out and i think that changed hispanics view towards her. On the other hand brown had different ideas like he wanted to help the schools and support them.

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  104. I observed that Brown was more popular with people of low income & those of minorities, while Meg Whitmans votes were generated mainly by Caucasians & elderly. The reason why whitmen received most if her votes by elderly rich conservatives is because, she supports tax cuts which ultimately means that they can keep there money. & in the end I definitely agree with Devin on how "These reasons for separation probably have to do with the potential governors' plans. Jerry Brown is Democratic, so minorities would benefit from governmental intervention in the economy."

    Sloan P/2

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  105. Based on the data, Brown won the majority of the minorities and women. The voters were for the most part educated. I believe the outcome proofs that people in California trustred Browns experience as govenor post vietnam to be more valuable than running Ebay. I also believe many of the voters got tired of her adds and her extravegant spending while stating as her plateform that she would cut spending. i think many saw that as hypocracy.
    Brenda Anguiano
    Mr. Bauer P4

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  106. i believe that brown won because people wanted some one who had past experience and they also new that as a past Governor he would have probably been a good person he also was a person who new what he was talking about there for he the the place made .

    Richard Manzo
    Mr. Sloan
    pr5

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  107. Sarah Richter, Bauer, Period 5November 8, 2010 at 10:21 PM

    I noticed the Jerry Brown had the general population voting, while Meg Whittman has mostly wite voters. After the hole immagration thing, Meg Whitman lost alot of her votes of the hispanics.

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  108. From what I saw it seems like Governor Brown had alot more support from all the minority groups, which played a big deal in this years election. After the scandal about whitman and her immigrant employee it seemed like she lost a lot of hispanic votes.

    -Ivan cardenas
    Mr. Slaon Per.3

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  109. Brown recieved votes from minorities such as Hispanics, women, and a younger crowd. This is common for Democrat canidates. Whitman got the older more Conservative crowd.

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  110. From what i can conclude is the Jerry Brown in winning,but no one should really listen to exit polls because poeple can be wrong . Also people can choose wether or not to participate so not every one is used in this poll. Jordan elzie per 2 Sloan.

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  111. Christina Luna
    A.Bauer
    P.01

    I think that J.Brown won because he had the minority group's vote and I strongly believe that Whitman's housekeeper scandal also helped Brown in his election as Governor.

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  112. whitman had mostly most of the white people and brown had most of the latino's and african americans. The people that make alot of money most likely voted for whitman. Many young voters voted for brown and the older one's voted for whitman.
    Jonathan Ramos
    Mr. Bauer
    Per.2

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  113. Morgan Woods -----> Bauer Per.1November 16, 2010 at 10:23 PM

    It seemed to me that he was drawing voters from a large group of people. His statistics seem to show a large number of supporters from multiple ethnic groups and minority groups. Another factor that helped him win was whitman's loss of support from latino voters due to her housekeeper scandal.

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  114. Justin Tyler, Bauer, p.3November 16, 2010 at 10:49 PM

    The majority of people voted for brown. I believe that they felt a safer vote with him rather than meg because he has better government knowledge so they probably thought he knows what he is doing. Many whites voted for meg and i believe this is a big cause of her scandal with having an illegal immigrant as her housekeeper. This is a big key issue to why she lost the votes of many people.

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  115. i think people voted for brown because he seemed like that kinda person to help the people. like people that voted for em were mostly mid class that have it fairly good with the economy. and the others voted for whitman were people that have the economy on their side andare in the high mid class.

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  116. Well to tell you the truth i did look over the Brown and Whitman and yes brown did win but it was kinda close between the two runners and i just saw people had a bunch of votes for the way Brown thought of things and Whitman did win some but then like i said it was close for the both but stil Brown took the win.

    Aniscia Silva
    sloan
    Per5

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  117. Michael Freeman Per 5 SloanDecember 13, 2010 at 9:41 PM

    Brown and Whitman both are not that grate. Brown is a failure and will continue to promote stupid ideas and policy's that will go nowhere. The man is a couple of cents short of a dollar. he use to sleep in a run down apartment on nothing more then a bedding Mattress. Whitman is just not a good candidate period. She was not ready to go in the ring with a democrat, and the people killed her.

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  118. enrique salazar sloan per5December 15, 2010 at 2:51 PM

    The majority of people voted for brown. I believe that they felt a safer vote with him rather than meg because he has better government knowledge so they probably thought he knows what he is doing. Many whites voted for meg and i believe this is a big cause of her scandal with having an illegal immigrant as her housekeeper. This is a big key issue to why she lost the votes of many people.

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