At 11 AM on Wednesday February 1 2012, Green Party Watch started an online presidential straw poll. 31 hours later, at the time when the straw poll was scheduled to close, 1689 people had voted, each for one candidate. The results:
Jill Stein: 1210 votes Roseanne Barr: 438 votes Kent Mesplay: 33 votes Harley Mikkelson: [...]
That’s what the pundits really should say on this morning’s news shows about the Mike Pence – Mike Huckabee squeaker. When nearly two-thirds of the already unusual set of people attending a conference don’t even bother to cast a vote, a 2% margin of “victory” in a presidential preference straw poll doesn’t mean squat.
On September 19, 2009, the Family Research Council tried to put its best face on it. Its annual Values Voter Summit presidential straw poll is open to all who register to attend its Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC. This year, that makes for about 1,800 invited to vote in the straw poll. But of [...]
“More than a decade after he stepped down as speaker of the House into what seemed like almost certain political oblivion,” writes Shannon McCaffrey of the Associated Press, “Newt Gingrich is back and seemingly more relevant than ever.” To where has Newt Gingrich come back, and what makes him seem relevant? Shannon clarifies:
Gingrich seems [...]
The Conservative Political Action Conference has concluded its 2009 gathering by releasing the results of a straw poll that reveal not only the preference of members for a 2012 presidential candidate to run against Barack Obama, but also the mood of conservative activists regarding future presidential races, the current president and the current state of [...]