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Bumper Sticker Straw Poll, 12-16 to 12-22-07: The Race Evens

It’s only eleven days until the process to nominate presidential candidates for the election of 2008 commences with the Iowa caucuses of January 3, 2008. Despite the predictions of a number of pundits at this time last year, there hasn’t been a coronation of any agreed-upon nominee before voting begins — we’ve got a rooting-tooting [...]

Bumper Sticker Straw Poll, 12-9 to 12-15: Obama Takes the Lead

Eighteen days from today, voting in the presidential campaign of 2008 will commence with the Iowa caucuses of January 3, 2008. Most of the other votes will take place in the month or so after that. And just like that, we’ll have our national choices set out for us. As the dates for actual votes [...]

The Bumper Sticker Presidential Straw Poll, 11-24-07 to 12-1-07

Well, here we are. This is it, people. One month from today, the first vote in the presidential campaign of 2008 will commence with the Iowa caucuses. Most of the other votes will take place in the month or so after that. And just like that, we’ll have our national choices set out for us. [...]

The Bumper Sticker Presidential Straw Poll, 11-4-07 to 11-10-07

Since the day after Election Day of 2004, we have been tracking the number of bumper stickers, magnets, campaign buttons, t-shirts and now lawn signs that we sell in support for each of the Democratic candidates in the 2008 presidential race. While polls measure opinions of the moment, our measure tracks a more strong and [...]

Unity08 Deletes References to Posts Being Deleted

How meta can you get? In the time it took me to write this article about Unity08′s current database crashes and post deletions, Unity08 has deleted all references to those database crashes and post deletions from its website. Is that due to a yet another database crash, or are these latest post deletions intentional, like [...]

Tracking the 2008 Race: Candidate Statistics for May 13-19, 2007

Since November of 2004, we have been tracking the strength of the different potential Democratic nominees for President in 2008 through a simple alternative measure: the number of bumper stickers, magnets, campaign buttons, posters and shirts that we sell in support for each of the Democratic contenders in the 2008 presidential race. Instead of the [...]

Tracking the 2008 Race: Share Statistics for May 5-12, 2007

Since November of 2004, we have been tracking the strength of the different potential Democratic nominees for President in 2008 through a simple alternative measure: the number of bumper stickers, magnets, campaign buttons, posters and shirts that we sell in support for each of the Democratic contenders in the 2008 presidential race. Instead of the [...]

Something’s Changing. I Don’t Know What it Is. But is it Great?

Apologies to Stephen Sondheim, but something is changing in the field of Democratic candidates for 2008. That change is happening among the people who are choosing to publicly commit to a candidate. After nearly half a year in which one contender convincingly dominated among the committed populace, the whole race is being thrown into a [...]

Overnight Statistics: Committed Reaction to the First Debate

Here is one indicator of a “snap” reaction to last night’s first debate between Democratic contenders for the presidency: the percent share of sales of our Democratic presidential bumper stickers, buttons, shirts and posters garnered by each of the contenders after the closing of the debate and through the overnight hours. The distribution looks like [...]

Weekly Tracking Stats for 2008 Democrats From January 1 to April 7 2007

For two years and five months now, Irregular Times has been tracking one measure of strength of 2008 contenders that the media doesn’t touch. Rather than track public opinion polls of a representative sample of the American public, we’re looking at a possibly more important measure: the number of bumper stickers, campaign buttons, posters and [...]

Committed Support for Edwards Leapfrogs Clinton (Briefly?)

You read that right: by Irregular Times’ measures, committed support for John Edwards surpassed that for Hillary Clinton this past week.

For two years and four months now, Irregular Times has been tracking one measure of strength of 2008 contenders that the media doesn’t touch. Rather than track public opinion polls of a representative sample [...]