Wisconsin voters discuss their vote for president

Here is what Wisconsin voters said after voting on Tuesday:
John Pipal, 67, of Milwaukee, who is retired, said he voted for President Barack Obama in 2008 and voted for him again this time.
"''I feel better off now than I did four years ago. I like the direction that we're headed. I think we're headed to a positive economic status. It's going to improve even more. I think we're on the right track."
John Molinski, 66 of Milwaukee also retired, said he cast his vote for GOP candidate Mitt Romney.
"I'm anti-health care. I don't think the government should be in the health care business. I want to pick my own doctor."
Wayne Johnson, 59, operations manager for Port of Milwaukee, voted for Obama because he doesn't believe Romney.
"Just his policies," he said of Romney. "Things don't add up. He doesn't have a plan. A lot of double talk. Nothing specific."
Rebecca Wincell, 42, of Milwaukee, who works in human resources, voted for Romney.
"I think the country's worse off than it was four years ago and I think Obamacare is a really bad idea and we need to change it. I think we're just not going in the right direction and the health care is the bigger part of it."
Kathleen McGarry, 42, of Milwaukee, who work in information technology, voted for Obama.
"I just feel that his ideals fall in line with my own personal beliefs and ideals. I'm more concerned on big social issues that we take care of each other as a society and I feel that his policies are more in line to do that."
Terry Lehto, 56, a Milwaukee postal worker, voted for Obama.
"I work for the post office and I know that the Republican Party wants to privatize and being a postal worker our union is asking us to vote for Obama so that won't happen."
Dave Zeman, 60, a Madison doctor, voted for Romney.
"We can't afford Obama any more. He's ruining the economy. His foreign policy is way off base."
David Rubenstein, a retired 65-year-old from Madison, voted for Obama.
"He's done a very good job up to now and he'll continue to do a good job."
AP staff writers Scott Bauer contributed from Madison, Wis., and Roger Schneider contributed from Milwaukee.

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