The latest Madville Times poll has concluded, with a result that surprises me a little. I asked readers to take a look at the candidates for all the offices on their ballot—President, U.S. Senate and House, state legislature, PUC, and whatever local offices may be up for grabs (here in Lake County, that's just county commission). The results:It's a small sample, but the distribution of votes surprises me. Typical voting patterns and the American tendency toward split government would have led me to expect more folks in the middle rather than straight-ticket voters. But there they (you!) are, strict GOP and Dem partisans alike outnumbering the leaners and even-splitters.
Of course, it could just be that the real Independents out there don't bother reading all this nuttiness in the blogosphere.
Either way, thanks for your votes! There'll be more to come as the election approaches!
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