Voters’ voices: One truly undecided voter (video)

Anna Weggel
Public Insight Network

Just days before the 2012 presidential election, Lisa Boylan, of Forest Lake, Minn.,  still hasn’t made up her mind about who to vote for. Being married to a national guardsman is pulling her one way, but her personal experience with health care and public assistance is pulling her another. And she says she looks at everything through the lens of a mother.

Lisa voted for Barack Obama in 2008, but she’s drawn to Mitt Romney’s business experience. Lisa is the first to admit she hasn’t paid close attention to the campaign so far, but here in the final days of the election season, she is devouring information about both candidates’ governing record.

By the way, Lisa’s favorite website for comparing the candidates so far is, though she says the site’s political quiz keeps recommending she vote for either Joe Biden or Mitt Romney. Not helpful.


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Anna Weggel Analyst
Public Insight Network

Anna Weggel is a Public Insight Analyst, which means she spends her time crafting questions about upcoming story topics to send to sources in the Public Insight Network and then produces web, audio and video content featuring those sources.

Before finding her home at APM in 2008, Anna received her B.A. in journalism, was the editor in chief of The Minnesota Daily, and internship hopped through Mother Jones, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Pioneer Press, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, and the Downtown Journal. Anna's non-work life is held hostage by the stage -- where she performs improv comedy and shows with her lady bluegrass band.