MyDD IRV Straw Poll At 1,000
by Chris Bowers, Thu Aug 18, 2005 at 12:19:10 PM EDT
First Round Ninth Round Clark 26.6% 29.3% Gore 14.6% 16.9% Feingold 13.2% 16.1% Clinton 7.8% 10.7% Warner 5.9% 6.8% Richardson 5.5% 7.0% Edwards 5.0% 5.9% Schweitzer 4.8% 6.6% Other 3.9% Undecided 3.4% Boxer 2.6% Biden 2.2% Bayh 2.1% Kerry 1.8% Rendell 0.4% Vilsack 0.2%I'm showing the ninth round because it seems to reveal the eight candidates who are seriously competing in the Internet primary, even if they may not actually be running. Now, nothing says that these will always be the only eight candidates who are doing well online, but I do feel as though I have seen fairly consistent strains of support of each of these eight that I have not seen in favor of anyone else. They also were the only eight that cleared the "other / undecided" barrier.
One of the cool things about DemChoice polls is that they allow you to see the progress of each round, including who received votes from eliminated candidates. For example, look at this:
- Kerry: 50% of Kerry's Votes went to either Al Gore or Hillary Clinton. Establishment loyalty?
- Biden: 50% of Biden's votes went to either Clark or Clinton. People in search of military cred / hawkishness?
- Boxer: Over 50% of her votes went to Feingold. Progressives voting on ideology?
- Other: Schweitzer received more votes from "Other candidate" than anyone else. Warner received none. The weirdo vote?
- Edwards: 50% of Edwards' support went to either Gore or Clark. Southern vote?
- Warner: A disproportionate amount of his support went to Richardson. Governor vote?
- Richardson: A disproportionate amount of his support went to Feingold. I can't figure this one out.
- Clinton: A disproportionate amount of her support went to Al Gore. Establishment loyalty revisited?
Of course, you can still vote in the poll.