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John Zogby, Pollster, says 4% or 12M voters, still undecided on eve of election

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - The polls are open in less than 24 hours and hard as it is to believe, there are still some undecided voters out there.

The undecided voters 9News's Andrea McCarren encountered are still actively researching the candidates. They're neither apathetic nor indifferent about the election. They just haven't made up their minds.

Late night television has had a field day with undecided voters.

On the eve of one of the most hotly contested presidential elections in history, we met people like Paul Barrios.

"I still can't decide who to go with. I know where I lean. But I can't say for certainty that's what I'm going to do come tomorrow," he said. "It's more of the what's the person I disagree with the least right now. We'll see what happens tomorrow. "

He's an educated 29 year-old professional. Hispanic, Christian and now, conflicted.


"It's tough because there's a lot of people who expect you to vote a certain way based on your age or your religious affiliations you have," Barrios said.

"I think I'm going to think it over a little bit more and then, make my decision on my way to the voting booth," said another undecided voter, Jen Wilson.

 As a young black woman, she says people assume she's voting for Obama.

"I don't care what the color of your skin is, as long as you're standing for something good. You're looking out for the middle class.15 You're not trying to scam us. I want somebody who's going to be at least 90% honest," Wilson said.


Voter Sandi Lee, said, "It's two totally different ways for the country to go."

Voters who have made up their minds are baffled, even exasperated, by others' inability to make up their minds.

"My God. As a woman, look at what we went through to get the right to vote," Sandi Lee said.


"The two candidates seem to be on such different sides of the fence, if you're undecided about something, it's kind of like "Make a decision. There's two clear options here,' " said John Koutris, another voter.


"I think people need to smarten up and take it seriously. Because it's not a game. This is our future," Sandi Lee said.

Pollster John Zogby says roughly 4-percent of the nation's voters, about 12 million, are still undecided. In the battleground state of Virginia, polls show about 1 ½ percent haven't made up their minds. That's 40,000-45,000 voters, and in a presidential race so close, every ballot matters.


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