I believe that some voters have a concrete decision on who to vote for such as a general majority of West Virginians, they would rather vote Romney over Obama because Obama wants to eliminate coal. But I would say that other voters still have the chance to go to either side.
Yes, most people probably know who they are going to vote for in the 2012 election. After watching two debates from President Obama and Mitt Romney, people can tell who they are more likely to vote for. From the past four years people can tell that the United States of America hasn't went the way it should have with Obama. So yes I think that most people already know who they are going to vote for.
I believe that most voters have their mind made up when election time rolls around, that's not to say they can not be swayed though. I believe people will choose whoever they feel will best run their country and fight for their freedom and safety. If their views are changed as to who will best provide these things for them as president, their votes can be swayed.
I do not believe that people can be swayed into voting for someone by political propaganda. For example, Coal miners would not vote for Obama because of his view on coal regardless if they agreed with everything else. People will vote for the candidate that will benefit them and their family the most. To coal miners, their job may be the only way to provide for their families. On the other hand people might not vote for Romney because of a problem that they consider a very big deal. That is why I don' think people can be swayed into voting for a certain candidate.
In my opinion, I believe that most individuals in this area do not necessarily have their mind set on either of these possible presidents. Obama, last term, did not live up to his expectations. Strike One. Obama also is for gay rights and abortion and because of religious reasons, most will not vote for him. Strike Two. Finally, he was in term during this incredible loss of jobs. Strike Three. Romney is a Republican. Strike One. He also has stuck his foot in his mouth more than once on national television. Strike Two. Finally, he is prejudiced against women, gay people, and people of other races and religions. Strike Three. I believe that most people in this area will have to vote for Romney for the sake of their jobs and families, even though Romney is, in fact, a bigoted idiot.
I think that voters can be swayed on who to vote for but most already have their mind made up. I do because what the candidates say sets their fate. For example, if someone is wanting to vote for Obama and you hear him say his beliefs are something way off from yours to where it would sway your vote and you might decide to vote for Romney. But, some peoples' votes are set in stone. They have done research on the candidates and have completely made up their minds.
I think that most people do already know who they are going to vote for. The people in America have already studied the information that the candidates have provided for them. Not much is going to change a person mind once they have decided who they want to vote for. They have the right to vote for which ever person they choose.
I believe that there are some people who have their mind made up on who whether to vote for Romney or Obama. I also believe that there are some who are undetermined and can be swayed. For example kids who are just turning 18 and have no idea what is going on in the political world. They do not know whether to be Republican or Democratic. Those are the kind of voters that have a free mind from their parents and can be swayed into who they should vote for president. In my opinion, I think it depends on who the person is whether they can be swayed or not.