Living in a Swing State
Virginia is one of three swing states for the 2012 election. During the last month, those who live in Virginia have been bombarded with continuous voting calls and political ads on TV.
“Living in a swing state has become a little annoying because they are constantly trying to sway people one way or the other,” junior Quinn Wyant said. “I ignore the calls now after getting too many surveys in the past and I think there are way too many ads on TV.”
However, some people enjoy living in a state that could create the deciding factor of the election.
“It’s cool how Virginia is one of the swing states this election because it makes us more important,” senior Elias Ingea said. “It makes us a deciding factor in the election. I would never work for a political call center because it is way too much work.”
Many students also believe that the advertisements are no longer constructive for the candidates and only focus on the negative aspects of their opponents. For many undecided voters this is no help in the election.
“I think a lot of the ads are annoying because they’re so negative,” history teacher Andrea Parent said. “They’re not about what they’re going to do right, but about what the other guy has done wrong or is going to do wrong. I’d rather see more positive ads on what they want to do and not trashing the other guy.”
Although voting surveys may annoy Virginians, they are also a good place to make some money. There are many places where you can find jobs working for a political call center companies in Virginia.