Skip to comments.Do straw polls matter? This one does
Posted on 09/22/2011 5:44:41 AM PDT by Happy Valley Dude
This week over 3000 Republican will gather in Orlando to meet presidential candidates, watch them debate, and then vote in a non-binding straw poll.
Last years United States Senate campaign in Florida is highly instructive in how useful straw polls can be. Marco Rubio was trailing Charlie Crist in scientifically conducted public opinion polls early in the primary campaign. But several county Republican Executive Committees conducted straw polls of their members which showed overwhelming support for Rubio. County RECs are composed of the grassroots activists who raise money, knock on doors, and make phone calls for political campaigns. They are often more informed about issues. So, what happened? Once Republican primary voters learned the same information that REC members knew, the switched from being Crist supporters to Rubio supporters. Crist knew that his primary campaign was so hopeless that he left the party and ran as an independent.
(Excerpt) Read more at browardgopinsider.com ...
Charlie Crist now works for a law firm in Jacksonville, its so funny to see him on the ads...call me Charlie at blah blah and blah blah about your legal needs...Well, hey, at least he’s working. Just saying here.
How much wire can a straw pole hold up?
If it weren’t for Straw Polls, ronpaul folks wouldn’t get to take trips and still the view is like the last Husky has.
Got a Webroot Warning at the source.
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