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October 22nd, 2008
02:20 PM ET

Why are so many voters still undecided?

 Click the play button to see what Jack and our viewers had to say.

Click the play button to see what Jack and our viewers had to say.

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

After the longest and most expensive presidential campaign in history, 7% of likely voters are still not sure who they're going to vote for. And the election is now less than two weeks away. These are the findings in the latest CNN Poll of Polls. So what's the problem? Maybe if you haven't figured it out by now you should not be allowed to vote.

Maybe it's the issues. We've had three presidential debates, one vice presidential debate, one economic meltdown, a $700 billion financial bailout package, a couple of wars and countless arguments about under whose plan you and I would pay more in taxes and for health care.

Watch: Cafferty: Undecided voters?

Or maybe it's the mud-slinging…a CNN-Opinion Research Poll found that 3 out of 5 Americans feel the McCain campaign has gone too negative. Another survey by the Associated Press and Knowledge Networks found that negative ads from both candidates aren't convincing the uncommitted–about 60% of undecided voters say the ads make them no more or less likely to vote for John McCain or for Barack Obama. And one-third say they're less likely to vote for either candidate after seeing these negative ads.

Here’s my question to you: Why are so many voters undecided so late in the race?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

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Filed under: 2008 Election • Undecided Voters
October 22nd, 2008
02:12 PM ET

Should Gov. Palins kids’ travel be reimbursed?

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The Associated Press reports Sarah Palin charged the state of Alaska for some of her children's travel expenses since she became governor. (PHOTO CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES)

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

We're learning more and more about Alaska Governor Sarah Palin... You know the Republican Vice Presidential candidate who is running on a platform of reform.

First there's the investigation into whether Governor Palin abused the power of her office in order to fire the former Public Safety Commissioner of Alaska.

Now we learn the Republican National Committee spent $150,000 on Governor Palin's wardrobe, hair and makeup shortly after John McCain named her to be his running mate. This included a 75-thousand dollar shopping spree in Minneapolis and more than $4,000 on hair and make-up in September alone.

But here's the topper. The Associated Press reports Sarah Palin charged the state of Alaska for some of her children's travel expenses since she became governor. More than $21,000 worth of airfares and hotels all on the Alaska taxpayers' dime. The AP reports Palin altered the expense reports to indicate her children were on "official business."

The kids weren't even invited to some of these events they were flown too.

How do you present yourself as any kind of candidate of reform when the sleazy practices you employ put you in the same category as every other sleazy, opportunistic politician that has preceded you?

Here’s my question to you: Should Sarah Palin reimburse Alaska taxpayers for her kids’ travel and entertainment expenses?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

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Filed under: Gov. Sarah Palin