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Dear Undecided Voter: Do you exist?

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Posted: Friday, October 26, 2012 2:31 pm | Updated: 2:34 pm, Fri Oct 26, 2012.

Dear Undecided Voter:

Do you exist? John Dickerson, Slate political writer, asked that question of his readers recently. That got us at MoGrapeshot wondering the same thing.

Some people are skeptical. They wonder: How could anyone still be undecided? But polls tell us you are out there. We've met a few of you on the campaign trail – though there may only be enough of you to fit on a school bus. A Washington Post national poll tells us that there are 9 percent of voters who change their mind. In the swing states, there are fewer. In a recent CNN poll conducted in Florida, 8 percent said they might change their mind. In a series of CBS polls in Colorado, Virginia and Wisconsin, there were less than 5 percent who said they didn’t know how they would vote or that they could change their minds.

In a close election, you might be the key. Many of you like Barack Obama but are considering not voting for him again. But wait, rather than have me tell you what you’re thinking, I’m going to stop there and not guess at what you, the undecided voter, are thinking. I’d like you to tell us. Please comment below, if so, explain why you’re undecided between the two candidates. If we get enough good responses, we'll write about it. If not, we'll use it to inform future pieces. If we get no responses, we’ll assume you don’t exist.

Thanks John Dickerson for causing us to wonder if there are any undecided voters in the Show-Me State.

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