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Thursday, August 9, 2007

Slog Poll Results: Who You Want to Be the Democratic Nominee.

posted by on August 9 at 17:30 PM

Below are the results from our second poll of Slog readers on the race for the Democratic nomination. Our first poll, way back in January, produced a similar top-three when Al Gore was factored out. You guys like, in order of preference: Obama, Hillary, and then Edwards.

We’ll try doing these unscientific polls on a more regular schedule in the future (maybe monthly instead of every-eight-monthly) so that we can watch how your opinions change over time as the primaries draw nearer. Perhaps we’ll even draw some unscientific conclusions about your unscientific box clicking.

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Boooo. These results remind me of dogshit.

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 9, 2007 5:42 PM

Clinton-Gore '08 has a resonance. Think hard on itů Clinton has the backing of the hardcore republican base, and Gore has the hardcore democrat base.

Posted by The Peanut Gallery | August 9, 2007 5:50 PM

How many votes were there total, Eli?

Posted by arduous | August 9, 2007 5:51 PM

@3 says the total votes at the bottom of each ballot.

I cleared my cache to vote for Richardson a couple of times. Most of these votes aren't legit.

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 9, 2007 6:01 PM

omg i wish i could blog on here live about the logo thing. cos A) joe solmonese has a wet upper lip and is bizarre and B) obama said he was bi

Posted by and | August 9, 2007 6:06 PM

Pick Your Candidate:

Okay, here's a really simple way to find out which candidates share your views. This script is composed entirely of data collected by Enter your choices below and hit GO to rank the candidates.

Here's how it works, if you want to know. If you agree with a candidate, he gets point(s). If you disagree, take point(s) away. Unkown/other results in no points. The number of points given or taken depends on the weight you set. "Meh" is worth 1 point, "important" 2, and "key" is worth 5. The items you disagree about will be listed directly underneath each candidate (if they score greater than zero).

It's rough because of the broad generalizations, but interesting nonetheless.


You would probably be interested to know that Kucinich has been the first choice of 59865 people (out of 103590). That wasn't my intention or expectation when making this site, but it is certainly interesting.
Posted by Phil M | August 9, 2007 6:08 PM

kucinich is a long shot because people keep telling us he is, even though most everyone i know agrees with nearly everything he says. we are trained to embrace mediocracy.

Posted by and | August 9, 2007 6:16 PM

Kucinich has no chance because although we are thinking animals, we are still animals. And the part of us that we share with other pack animals, the part that likes to form up under an alpha male or alpha female, is completely unreceptive to the idea of Denny as an alpha anything.

Posted by Big Sven | August 9, 2007 6:35 PM

@ Poe, not in my brower it doesn't ....

Well, I'll check it out when I get home. I use Safari at home so maybe I'll be able to see it there.

Posted by arduous | August 9, 2007 7:04 PM

That "pick your candidate" website is totally geared to produce a Kucinich result, whatever the guy claims. It doesn't even mention the traditional issues, like economics. It's just hot-button moral issues. It is in fact a clear bias to extremism, either right or left.

Posted by Fnarf | August 9, 2007 8:46 PM

What Fnarf said. I know I've got little in common with Dennis "Peace Department" Kucinich but that's who I allegedly agree with 90% of the time. There are no practical questions asked by that site.

Posted by Matt from Denver | August 9, 2007 8:52 PM

@10, @11 - true.

Reality favors Gore and Obama. MSM favors Sen. Clinton. And activists favor Kucinich and that wacko GOP guy who hates the Iraq War but won't win.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 10, 2007 11:35 AM

All "hot-button moral issues"? Whatever.

They're soliticting suggestions for the next 25 issues to add to the list. Here's the existing list.

  1. Abortion
  2. Death Penalty
  3. Education No Child Left Behind
  4. Embryonic Stem Cells
  5. Energy & Oil ANWR Drilling
  6. Energy & Oil Kyoto
  7. Guns Assault Weapons Ban
  8. Guns Background Checks
  9. Homeland Security Patriot Act
  10. Homeland Security Guantanamo
  11. Homeland Security Torture
  12. Homeland Security Wiretapping
  13. Immigration Citizenship Path for Illegals
  14. Immigration Border Fence
  15. Internet Neutrality
  16. Iran Sanctions
  17. Iran Military Action as Option
  18. Iraq War Support
  19. Iraq War Troop Surge
  20. Iraq War Withdrawal
  21. Minimum Wage Increase
  22. Same-Sex Marriage
  23. Same-Sex Civil Union
  24. Same-Sex Constitutional Ban
  25. Universal Healthcare
Posted by Phil M | August 10, 2007 12:53 PM

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