MyDD/BOPNews DNC Chair Vote Preference
by Jerome Armstrong, Sat Dec 11, 2004 at 11:07:17 AM EST
Howard Dean 26 Wellington Webb 26 Ron Kirk 24 Donnie Fowler 14 Martin Frost 9 James Blanchard 7 Simon Rosenberg 4 Harold Ickes 3We'll post the raw data we collected later. The results are from speaking with 58 DNC members, 37 of whom participated in the survey, with our asking their top three choices at this moment. There were a few that would only choose 1 or 2 candidates, and one person insisted on choosing 4 candidates. All included, and rounded off, that's the interpreted results. What's it say?
That DC-based candidates got killed (Hindery saw the writing on the wall). The four candidates outside the beltway got votes, the four candidates inside the beltway didn't get votes. Now, these votes shouldn't be taken as scientific. 21 refused to respond, and one accurately stated (as refusing) that this sort of thing could have influence; it shouldn't, and it's certainly not sanctioned by the DNC meeting. It's rouughly the top ~3 choices of 37 DNC voting members, about 1/3rd of those attending this DNC meeting, about 9% of all the DNC members that will vote on the Chair. Informative, yes; scientific poll, not; accurate sentiment, maybe.
Matt's got more to say over on BOPNews. So does Jenny Greenleaf at the American Street, though she's an actual DNC member. Bob Brigham has a description of how the vote actually works.