Wednesday, August 23, 2006

2784 The Zogby Bio Poll

The USNews reports the outcome of a John Zogby poll where voters get only a brief bio, but no name, to choose a candidate.

The 2008 line-up

The Democratic order and percentage:
Mark Warner (former Gov. VA), 14.8;
retired Gen. Wesley Clark, 14.2;
Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold, 12.2;
Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh, 11.1;
former Sen. John Edwards, 10.4;
Sen. Hillary Clinton, 5.6;
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, 5.3;
former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel, 4.9;
Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, 4.9;
Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, 3;
Delaware Sen. Joe Biden, 2.8.

The Republican rankings:
Newt Gingrich, 21.4 (whom I wouldn't vote for based on his personal life);
Sen. John McCain, 13.3 (ditto);
former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, 11.2;
Rep. Tom Tancredo, 9.9;
Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, 6.1;
Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, 5.8;
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, 5.6;
Virginia Sen. George Allen, 4.9;
Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback,4.3;
Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, 3.8;
New York Gov. George Pataki, 2.8.

However, people don't base their vote on information, voting record or reasoning, but on emotion pumped up by the opponent's side, so I wouldn't get too worked up about this.

1 comment:

murrayT said...

It's difficult to get "worked up" about any candidate since you really get the party and not necessarily the person.