MyDD Polling Project: Starting the Final Push
by Chris Bowers, Mon Jan 16, 2006 at 10:03:40 AM EST
This is it. The poll is going into the field this afternoon. History is being made, and we need your help.
Our groundbreaking poll, which will challenge conventional wisdom on a variety of topics--Iraq, withdrawal, terrorism, Bush approval, domestic spying--is about to be brought to the public. This will be the first comprehensive nationwide public survey where the questions are informed by the collective knowledge of the netroots and the blogosphere. You helped to make these questions, and with your help this poll will serve as a direct challenge to the entire field of public polling as it is run by commercial news organizations. Now, we need your help in order to bring the answers to the public.
This has been quite a process. First, we asked you if you wanted us to run a poll, and in our most heavily voted upon poll every, nearly 4,000 of you said yes. Next, we asked for your input on what questions we should ask, and over three threads (here, here, here), you gave us more than 100 suggestions. After that, we joined forces with Start Change, and hired a pollster, Joel Wright. Since that time, Joel and I have finalized the questionnaire, and you guys have helped us out to the tune of nearly $10,000. Joel provided us with his most recent update on setting up the poll on Friday. Now, the phones are about to begin ringing.
Even though the poll is about to go into the field, we have not yet completed our fundraising in order to pay for the entire costs of the poll. We still need roughly $6,500 in order to complete fundraising for the poll. We need you to donate to the polling project today.
This is it. This is the moment of truth. There is no going back now. Donate to the MyDD / Start Change Polling Project now.