Finrod's Non-Scientific Redstate Presidential Candidate Poll [Final Update 10: 132 votes, and stats]
By Finrod Posted in 2008 — Comments (208) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
Final Update 10: 132 votes in
Okay, this poll has been open for 2 days now, and since it's about to fall off the Recommended list anyways, I'm not expecting many more votes, so I'm doing one final tally. If anyone wants to go through all the votes posted and post a tally excluding new posters, or do any statistical analysis on the data, or what have you, knock yourself out. drothgery gets the honors of getting the last tallied vote.
Name 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Total Avg ----- --- --- --- --- --- ----- --- Fred Thompson 62 29 24 9 8 392 2.97 Mitt Romney 22 36 29 29 16 283 2.14 John McCain 18 35 33 33 13 276 2.09 Rudy Giuliani 17 25 30 20 40 223 1.69 Mike Huckabee 13 7 16 41 55 146 1.11
Since to my knowledge no one else has done a blog entry poll, and it being my birthday (if you must know, I'm 0x27 (that's hexadecimal, or base 16 for you non-geek types)), I'm hereby starting one.
The ground rules:
This is a slice-of-time poll. Your ranking only reflects your opinion as of today; you're perfectly free to totally change your preferences tomorrow, or change them from what they were yesterday. I'm limiting the choices (sorry Duncan Hunter fans) to the five leading candidates:
(Have you noticed before how all 5 candidates have 4-letter first names? Just an odd bit of trivia.)
To enter, post your rankings of all 5 candidates, from most- to least-preferred, in the comments. Yes, you have to rank all five. No, you can't declare a tie. I'll update with a top-25-style ranking, with each 1st-place listing garnering that candidate 4 points, down to 0 for 5th-place listings.
And if the headline doesn't make it clear enough, I'll elaborate here: this poll is totally non-scientific and reflects only the opinions of those who choose to participate in it. If I suspect that someone is creating accounts for the purpose of influencing this poll, I reserve the right to discard any votes I find suspicious.
That said, have at it. May the best candidate win!
(Another aside: Happy Birthday to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who I'm proud to share a birthday with.)
Some brief commentary as of update 8, 108 votes:
The extremes have pulled in a bit; Fred's average has dropped below 3.0 while Mike's has risen above 1.0; Fred still is getting about 45 percent of the first-place votes, but every candidate is getting at least 10 percent of them, even Mike. Mitt has passed Rudy for second place in first-place votes, and has been maintaining a very narrow lead over John for second place overall.
Update 9 comment: 70 percent of voters have either Rudy or Mike in last.