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Poll Behavior Marked by Last-Minute Decision-Making

If you're still making up your mind while you're in the voting booth today, you're certainly not alone. But one professor says that type of behavior lends itself to particular campaigns. From Sacramen

If you're still making up your mind while you're in the voting booth today, you're certainly not alone. But one professor says that type of behavior lends itself to particular campaigns. From Sacramento Jenny O'Mara reports.

When it comes to voting for those top-of-the-ticket races, most voters have made up their minds by Election Day. That's the usual course of events, according to Professor Kim Nalder who teaches Government at Sacramento State.

She says where those last minute decisions come in most often are the "down ballot" races. This year, that includes the statewide propositions.

And they may decide based on what's on the ballot, on what they actually read and no other information.

But Nalder notes that in this election there are some different trends afoot.  A late Field Poll says when it comes to presidential candidates there are still a number of undecided voters out there. Between 15-to-18 percent had not made up their minds as of last week.