Balancing the polls

I'm feeling guilty after having asked the valued and sophisticated readers of this blog to choose between Newt Gingrich and Hillary Clinton, because I hope and pray such a thing never happens -- especially considering these two are the most unpopular candidates. I don't like to avoid reality, though, and much as I hate to force an unnatural choice on people, I thought I should at least make a stab at finding out how people might react to such a choice.

The problem is that while Newt received 90% of the 22 votes cast, there's no way to tell how many people refused to vote. Thinking it over, it seems fair to give this blog's readers a chance to vote for at least a couple of other candidates in different hypothetical situations.

Please bear in mind that I'm assuming Hillary will be the Democratic nominee, so I don't want to waste time asking people to vote on her Democratic opponents. (Furthermore, the fact that Hillary only got two votes in the earlier poll makes me suspect that not all that many readers are coming here to participate in Democrat-oriented polls.)

So, keeping the above in mind, here are a few more scenarios -- three for the primary election, and two for the presidential election.

Primary election

Assume Newt Gingrich and Fred Thompson are the only choices in the primary. For whom would you vote?
Newt Gingrich
Fred Thompson
  
pollcode.com free polls
Assume Newt Gingrich and Rudy Giuliani are the only choices in the primary. For whom would you vote?
Newt Gingrich
Rudy Giuliani
  
pollcode.com free polls
Assume Fred Thompson and Rudy Giuliani are the only choices in the primary. For whom would you vote?
Fred Thompson
Rudy Giuliani
  
pollcode.com free polls


Presidential election


Assume Hillary Clinton and Fred Thompson are the only choices for president. For whom would you vote?
Hillary Clinton
Fred Thompson
  
pollcode.com free polls

Assume Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani are the only choices for president. For whom would you vote?
Hillary Clinton
Rudy Giuliani
  
pollcode.com free polls
posted by Eric on 03.26.07 at 10:40 PM










Comments

I didn't choose in the 2nd and last poll. I'd rather not vote given only those choices. The others I voted for Fred Thompson, even though he voted for McCain-Feingold.

Looks like I might actually sit out 2008. Wouldn't be the first time I didn't vote. Democracy is over rated anyway. Why should I have the "right" to vote to take away other people's rights?

anonymous   ·  March 27, 2007 10:28 PM

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