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« on: May 29, 2011, 02:16:19 pm »

I would guess 55% of them are Democrats, with 45% being Libertarians and 10% being Republicans/others. I'm a casual video gamer btw and I'm independent Democrat.
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2011, 02:37:16 pm »
« Edited: May 29, 2011, 02:39:10 pm by phk »

I remember in 2000, Gore was tracking third behind Bush and Nader in video gaming sites.

However by 2004 and 2008 compared to 2000, I would imagine more Democratic, more Libertarian and less Republican. Like 50% - D, 40% - R 10% - L.
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2011, 02:41:11 pm »

I remember in 2000, Gore was tracking third behind Bush and Nader in videogaming sites.


Tipper Gore and Joe Lieberman were the reason for that. Cut off that and I think Gore would be second or first in videogaming sites poll for politics. I bet Obama won the videogame vote in 2008. Video gamers tend to be more younger then others and they skewed Dems and libertarians strongly.
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2011, 02:51:35 pm »

I would guess 55% of them are Democrats, with 45% being Libertarians and 10% being Republicans/others. I'm a casual video gamer btw and I'm independent Democrat.

that's mathematically impossible.

IMO, 45% of them are republicans, 25% democrats, 15% libertarians and 15% don't know.
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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2011, 02:53:53 pm »

I remember in 2000, Gore was tracking third behind Bush and Nader in videogaming sites.


Tipper Gore and Joe Lieberman were the reason for that. Cut off that and I think Gore would be second or first in videogaming sites poll for politics. I bet Obama won the videogame vote in 2008. Video gamers tend to be more younger then others and they skewed Dems and libertarians strongly.


Video gamers also feature white male prominently (a lot of whom are middle class and above) in their demographic so.
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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2011, 02:59:33 pm »

I would guess 55% of them are Democrats, with 45% being Libertarians and 10% being Republicans/others. I'm a casual video gamer btw and I'm independent Democrat.

that's mathematically impossible.

IMO, 45% of them are republicans, 25% democrats, 15% libertarians and 15% don't know.


No way in hell is the number for Republicans that high, given the demographic that plays video games. And if they are Republicans, they would be either libertarians or moderate/liberal repubs .
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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2011, 03:06:37 pm »

I remember in 2000, Gore was tracking third behind Bush and Nader in videogaming sites.


Tipper Gore and Joe Lieberman were the reason for that. Cut off that and I think Gore would be second or first in videogaming sites poll for politics. I bet Obama won the videogame vote in 2008. Video gamers tend to be more younger then others and they skewed Dems and libertarians strongly.


Video gamers also feature white male prominently (a lot of whom are middle class and above) in their demographic so.

But they are high tech, which favors both the Dems and libs(Libertarians). It's not just white males but males of all accept and they might vote Democrat then Republican such as blacks. The religious right and tea party wing of the Republicans hurt any chance to get most video gamers to vote for their nomination. The Dems have the same problem but not as bad as Republicans do in this case.
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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2011, 03:37:34 pm »
« Edited: May 29, 2011, 04:11:13 pm by phk »

I remember in 2000, Gore was tracking third behind Bush and Nader in videogaming sites.


Tipper Gore and Joe Lieberman were the reason for that. Cut off that and I think Gore would be second or first in videogaming sites poll for politics. I bet Obama won the videogame vote in 2008. Video gamers tend to be more younger then others and they skewed Dems and libertarians strongly.


Video gamers also feature white male prominently (a lot of whom are middle class and above) in their demographic so.

But they are high tech, which favors both the Dems and libs(Libertarians). It's not just white males but males of all accept and they might vote Democrat then Republican such as blacks. The religious right and tea party wing of the Republicans hurt any chance to get most video gamers to vote for their nomination. The Dems have the same problem but not as bad as Republicans do in this case.

How does owning a console signal interest in high-tech? Wouldn't PC gamers be more into tech?

There's 86~ million people that own Wii's, 54~ million people who own Xbox 360 and 51 million people who own PS3.

Looks pretty mainstream to me. 
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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2011, 03:55:54 pm »

I dunno, go to a gaming site like NeoGAF and read some of the members' opinions on some issues.
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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2011, 04:20:05 pm »
« Edited: May 29, 2011, 05:38:19 pm by UpcomingYouthvoter »

I dunno, go to a gaming site like NeoGAF and read some of the members' opinions on some issues.


Just went on there and the political views tend to be very liberal. Just what I thought.
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« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2011, 07:20:22 pm »

Im a republican....and a gamer.
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« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2011, 08:04:00 pm »

Seeing as how a large amount of people in the United States owns some type of video game, giving Libertarians anywhere near 40% is ridiculous.  55% democratic?  Maybe.  10% Republican is far to low for a general category like this.
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« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2011, 08:39:42 pm »

I would think in 2004 and 2008 this demographic would have been pretty Democratic. But there is a strong libertarian bent within that demographic, so unsurprisingly they probably also constituted Ron Paul's strongest demographic. Overall I would think they are liable to be independent minded and might have swung back hard Republican in 2010.
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« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2011, 08:55:52 pm »

I would think in 2004 and 2008 this demographic would have been pretty Democratic. But there is a strong libertarian bent within that demographic, so unsurprisingly they probably also constituted Ron Paul's strongest demographic. Overall I would think they are liable to be independent minded and might have swung back hard Republican in 2010.

2004?
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« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2011, 08:59:19 pm »

Seeing as how a large amount of people in the United States owns some type of video game, giving Libertarians anywhere near 40% is ridiculous.  55% democratic?  Maybe.  10% Republican is far to low for a general category like this.


The highest I see is 35% for Republicans. The demographics favor the Dems in this position for the reasons that I mention.  
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« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2011, 09:00:03 pm »

I would think in 2004 and 2008 this demographic would have been pretty Democratic. But there is a strong libertarian bent within that demographic, so unsurprisingly they probably also constituted Ron Paul's strongest demographic. Overall I would think they are liable to be independent minded and might have swung back hard Republican in 2010.

2004?


Bush is hated by people in the video game demographic.
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« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2011, 09:02:20 pm »

I would think in 2004 and 2008 this demographic would have been pretty Democratic. But there is a strong libertarian bent within that demographic, so unsurprisingly they probably also constituted Ron Paul's strongest demographic. Overall I would think they are liable to be independent minded and might have swung back hard Republican in 2010.

2004?


Bush is hated by people in the video game demographic.

If videogamers are only at most 35% Republican, that would imply that D's would be averaging 450+ eV's.
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« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2011, 09:23:02 pm »

I would think in 2004 and 2008 this demographic would have been pretty Democratic. But there is a strong libertarian bent within that demographic, so unsurprisingly they probably also constituted Ron Paul's strongest demographic. Overall I would think they are liable to be independent minded and might have swung back hard Republican in 2010.

2004?

The swing against the Republicans would have certainly started then. 2006 and 2008 would be the low point of the Republican vote.
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« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2011, 11:01:54 pm »
« Edited: May 29, 2011, 11:04:04 pm by phk »

I would think in 2004 and 2008 this demographic would have been pretty Democratic. But there is a strong libertarian bent within that demographic, so unsurprisingly they probably also constituted Ron Paul's strongest demographic. Overall I would think they are liable to be independent minded and might have swung back hard Republican in 2010.

2004?

The swing against the Republicans would have certainly started then. 2006 and 2008 would be the low point of the Republican vote.

I don't doubt a swing t0 the D's from 2000. It was hard to stop bleeding to Bush/Nader when you have Tipper Gore and Joe Lieberman.

But bear in mind, the 18-29 youth vote was 44% Bush (which means its plausible that the 18-29 male vote was probably slightly Bush). Along with 67% of White Males for Bush (who are a big part of the demographic).
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« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2011, 11:25:14 pm »

Given that many are under 18, and even those of age skew younger than the general population, I think it's fair to say a clear majority don't vote.
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« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2011, 02:00:55 am »

As a gamer myself, from what I've seen most are either Democrats or Libertarians. I have yet to meet a Republican or socially conservative gamer, honestly.
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« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2011, 02:09:32 am »
« Edited: May 30, 2011, 02:11:42 am by Long Awaited Pleas For Audible Sound »

Probably pretty similar to the political makeup of this forum.

Given that many are under 18, and even those of age skew younger than the general population, I think it's fair to say a clear majority don't vote.

Maybe like 20 years ago.
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« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2011, 09:52:48 am »

Probably pretty similar to the political makeup of this forum.

Given that many are under 18, and even those of age skew younger than the general population, I think it's fair to say a clear majority don't vote.

Maybe like 20 years ago.

Presidential results, which are the biggest deal elections, are usually in the 50%-60% for turnout. Even there the numbers skew older. While there are plenty of people in their 20s and 30s who play games, there are not many 50+ gamers relative to their population. There is no way a majority of gamers vote, and certainly nothing like this forum, where people are obsessed with politics and vote every chance they get.
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« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2011, 10:10:46 am »

Probably pretty similar to the political makeup of this forum.



Given that many are under 18, and even those of age skew younger than the general population, I think it's fair to say a clear majority don't vote.

Maybe like 20 years ago.

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« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2011, 01:45:26 pm »

Yeah console gamers started getting older starting 1999-2001.
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