Photo: "Undecided" Voters' Minds Already Made Up, Study Says



A voter reads the screen of a electronic voting machine before casting his ballot in primary elections at a public library in Beltsville, Maryland, on February 12, 2008.

An individual's voting decisions on a future political issue are largely determined by automatic mental associations, says a study released in August 2008.

Photograph by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters


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