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Wow! Pence edges out Huckabee in a nonrepresentative poll with a 36% response rate!

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.

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Landslide Winner in 2009 Values Voter Summit Straw Poll: Blank

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 [...]