As the 2012 Presidential Election comes to a close, it is useful to take stock of the way the election shook out. As I was reviewing some of the demographics pulled from exit polls, one posted by NBC News really connected to some of the issues we’ve been discussing regarding what makes leaders successful; or more to the point, why followers follow them. Look at the poll results below, particularly at the “candidate cares about people like me” section as compared to other thoughts like vision, values, and strength. Discuss a little bit regarding whether this is surprising to you or not based on what you have read/learned so far. I realize this can be an emotional time so lets keep the comments civil, and focused on the data rather than the candidates. You can see the whole demographic breakdown from which this was pulled here: http://elections.msnbc.msn.com/ns/politics/2012/all/president/
Which ONE of these four candidate qualities mattered most in deciding how you voted for president?
|Shares my values||42||55||27|
|Is a strong leader||38||61||18|
|Cares about people like me||81||18||21|
|Has a vision for the future||45||54||29|