The No-Votes

Sep 22, 2012

A new survey shows as many as ninety million Americans are likely to sit out this election.  They cite a number of reasons from “I’m too busy” to “my vote doesn’t matter”.  But in a tight election, these voters could have a profound impact on the outcome.  We’ll look closer at this group, why they feel the way they do, and the implications for our democracy.


David Paleologos - Director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center, which conducted the Unlikely/Unregistered Voter Poll with USA Today.

Jan Leighley - Professor in the Department of Government at American University. Her research and teaching interests include voter turnout, American political behavior, and media and politics. Her books include Strength in Numbers? The Political Mobilization of Racial and Ethnic Minorities.  

Click here to read the Unlikely/Unregistered Voter Poll