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Friday, September 26, 2008

Blog Readers More Polarized Than General Public

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!


  1. Comrade:

    I'm going to ruffle more than a few feathers then...

    Vote for the person because of their character and their stand on the issues and not because they are Democrat or Republican.

    There are idiots and fools in both parties. They go on TV and prove it every day.

  2. pennypincher9/26/2008 8:37 AM

    Well said anon!


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