View Poll Results: If the election were help today, who would you vote for?

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  • Senator Joe Biden (D-DE)

    0 0%
  • Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS)

    0 0%
  • Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY)

    6 8.57%
  • Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT)

    1 1.43%
  • John Edwards (D-NC)

    5 7.14%
  • Jim Gilmore (R-VA)

    0 0%
  • Newt Gingrich (Unannounced R-GA)

    2 2.86%
  • Rudolph Giuliani (R-NY)

    9 12.86%
  • Mike Gravel (D-AK)

    0 0%
  • Al Gore (Unannounced D-TN)

    5 7.14%
  • Senator Chuck Hagel (Unannounced R/I - NE)

    0 0%
  • Mike Huckabee (R-AR)

    2 2.86%
  • Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA)

    0 0%
  • Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH)

    3 4.29%
  • Senator John McCain (R-AZ)

    4 5.71%
  • Senator Barack Obama (D-IL)

    11 15.71%
  • George Pataki (Unannounced R-NY)

    0 0%
  • Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX)

    2 2.86%
  • Governor Bill Richardson (D-NM)

    2 2.86%
  • Mitt Romney (R-MA)

    5 7.14%
  • Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO)

    0 0%
  • Fred Thompson (Unannounced R-TN)

    8 11.43%
  • Tommy Thompson (R-WI)

    0 0%
  • Green Party Candidate

    2 2.86%
  • Libertarian Party Candidate

    0 0%
  • Unity Party Candidate (likely Mike Bloomberg)

    3 4.29%
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  1. #1
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    2008 ABW Presidential Poll
    Yeah I know it's early, but my curiosity got the better of me

    If you want someone added, let me know
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    Hmmmm for the time being my vote is not so private
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    Okay, so can we violate all Constitutional restrictions and in the name of all that's sane and sensible vote for TWO candidates??

    Trouble is, the two I would vote for if I could, probably neither one is going to be even close to getting the nomination, much less the presidency.

    Ah, well. I've voted in every presidential election since 1968 (I've seen all of 'em since 1952, actually -- 1952 being the first I actually remember; 1948 being the first since I was alive), and I rarely get it right.

    Rather, I should say, I ALWAYS GET IT RIGHT, but the rest of the American electorate hasn't often seen the light and agreed with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by writerguy
    ...Rather, I should say, I ALWAYS GET IT RIGHT, but the rest of the American electorate hasn't often seen the light and agreed with me.
    My percentage of the electorate agreeing with me would be a lot higher if they actually counted the votes in Florida and Ohio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by writerguy

    Rather, I should say, I ALWAYS GET IT RIGHT, but the rest of the American electorate hasn't often seen the light and agreed with me.
    HAHA! My grandmother always used to say that the proper way to elect a president was to let the parties nominate them, then have the public narrow it down to two.

    At that point, she should get to decide.

    Hard to argue with her after she bought my car
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    A lot of people are on the list that probably mean well.........but.........
    not a lot of presidential material.


    What do I know about it anyway,
    I thought William McKinley was a good guy.

    Where are the poll watchers? Returns are comming in very slowly.
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    I didn't see Ross Perot on the list!!


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    He won't run, but I ed in Al Gore. I'm a registered R, but really I'm an independent.

    Al Gore's work with the environment is more important that any work being done by any politician these days.

    His mission is bigger than the presidancy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noth
    Al Gore's work with the environment is more important that any work being done by any politician these days.

    His mission is bigger than the presidancy.
    I'm hoping he WILL run, and I really think there is a 50-50 chance he will.

    The Presidency would give his mission so much more added credibility and the platform to influence change not only in the US but around the world.

    Publicity for his new book and all of the TV appearances (Daily Show, Letterman, etc.) he's making these days are keeping him in the public eye, and you've go to believe that besides spreading his message on environmental issues, there's a bigger political plan involved.
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    So far, 9 votes for Democrats and 8 votes for Republicans. It's much closer than many would like to believe.
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    I chose Bloomberg only because he cleaned up Guiliani's mess here in ny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelColey
    So far, 9 votes for Democrats and 8 votes for Republicans. It's much closer than many would like to believe.
    The demographic of ABW may be skewing the results. I always thought there were a higher concentration of Republicans among businesspeople, while Democrats are traditionally the party of labor.

    I'm not welded to that stereotype, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leader
    The demographic of ABW may be skewing the results. I always thought there were a higher concentration of Republicans among businesspeople, while Democrats are traditionally the party of labor. I'm not welded to that stereotype, though.
    Interesting thought Leader...

    IMHBAEO (an innovative new acronym I invented for: "In My Humble But Always Expert Opinion") in the traditional offline business sector, especially where management and ownership is considered, there continues to be a higher concentration of conservatives. Within the internet community however, especially the online marketing sector, I would suspect that there is a higher percentage of liberals.
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    I think it's pretty much equal offline or online, maybe a little more Republican? Everybody loves money. Can't find any stats on this.

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    I have not really looked into it in the last year or so, but I wonder statistically speaking which party tends to be more "pro-internet?"

    I have worked for a lot of candidates and all but one of the Republicans I worked for were very pro-internet. The one that was not so much, I still love to death and I get to argue with him every 6 months or so (he is a 10+ term congressman)

    Of the Democrats, it was a mixed bag.

    They were generally FOR a tax on the internet, but against many of the regulations that could potentially stifle business online.

    It seems to me that overall, it is very much a candidate-to-candidate issue, unlike many of the issues of the day which tend to be party-line issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trust
    I think it's pretty much equal offline or online, maybe a little more Republican? Everybody loves money. Can't find any stats on this.
    I did see a media piece that mentioned this probably 6 - 8 years ago, not sure how long or which program it was but I recall that the piece mentioned a higher concentration of republicans in business management and ownership than democrats. I tried to find stats on this but no luck here either.
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    I voted for Al Gore here, and he would be my choice i he ran. Given that I don't think he will, I expect to campaign and vote for Richardson in the primary race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrrl
    I voted for Al Gore here, and he would be my choice i he ran. Given that I don't think he will, I expect to campaign and vote for Richardson in the primary race.

    -John.
    Bill Richardson was the guest for the entire hour of Meet the Press today. If you missed it, you can see a repeat real early Monday morning on NBC or you can see it online.

    While I thought I agreed with most of his positions, I was really disappointed to hear some of the things he had to say, and especially some of his poorly thought-out reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AffiliateHound
    Bill Richardson was the guest for the entire hour of Meet the Press today. If you missed it, you can see a repeat real early Monday morning on NBC or you can see it online.

    While I thought I agreed with most of his positions, I was really disappointed to hear some of the things he had to say, and especially some of his poorly thought-out reasons.
    I'll check it out. Thanks for the tip!

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    Amazing: Through the first 26 voters, 13 differenct candidates have received votes.

    D - 15
    R- 10
    Unity - 1
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    Just a quick tip, when running straw polls like this it is nice to include an "Other" choice and a "None" choice, to make things a bit more accurate.
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    I'd vote for Ron Paul and/or maybe Mike Gravel, the rest of the field are sociopaths who who believe it's okay to kill people for political reasons. Anyway, why is this poll closed to me? -- Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by radmatty
    I'd vote for Ron Paul and/or maybe Mike Gravel, the rest of the field are sociopaths who who believe it's okay to kill people for political reasons. Anyway, why is this poll closed to me? -- Matt

    You may want to re-read the posts here explaining that it is not the intent of the poll to be a pulpit for personal political rants. There will be plenty of time for name calling and labelism when the media takes over our radio, internet and TV programming next year. In the meantime, we're keeping this thread light and free of personal attacks. That way it stays open - it's just for fun at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by radmatty
    Anyway, why is this poll closed to me? -- Matt
    Good question...

    Admins?

    I would also like to take Sprinters advice and add "Other" but I cannot figure how

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    As others note, it is pretty much absurd to try to choose ONE candidate to vote for, when we are still nine months away from the first real caucus (Iowa) or vote (New Hampshire), and more than 17 months away from the general election in November 2008.

    Since the first elections are primary elections, it also makes sense to have people indicate their party first, then choose a candidate. I see a list of 9 Democrats and 14 Republicans, which means that if this site's voters were evenly split between the two parties, then each Democrat would appear "stronger" than each Republican (since the Democrats would split their votes among only 9 candidates, while Republicans' votes would be split among 14). Quite frankly, the inclusion of several Republican candidates who are "unannounced," but only one Democratic candidate (who clearly does not intend to run), seems troublesome also.

    I can't imagine voting for a Republican candidate, certainly none of those listed. It's also hard to imagine voting for most of the Democrats named. And of course, it's absurd to vote for a "party" without knowing who the candidate will be. (In the past decade, I've realized that my political beliefs are much more aligned with the Green Party than the Democratic Party in which I am registered and sometimes active, and I've voted for some Green candidates in general elections, but it's unlikely that I would vote for any likely Green party nominee for president when the election comes in November 2008.)

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