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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Fun with Web polls and politics

If you haven’t noticed, I finally changed the poll question on, and because of it, we had a record 966 page views. That’s triple of what a normal “issue-day” is.

The poll question asks: who are you going to vote for in the Iowa governor’s race. Currently Republican Jim Nussle has 86 percent of the vote.

A few notes about the Web polls.

1. In short, they are just for fun and the results will not be printed in The Times-Delphic.
2. As the disclaimer on the Web site says, the results only reflect the opinions of those who have chosen to participate. There is no way of tracking who has voted and how many times a person has voted.
3. It is possible to vote more than once on the same computer.

… And about politics
1. The Times-Delphic strives to cover all newsworthy events on campus based on the importance of the event and the availability of staff. So if it appears on party is getting more publicity than the other, it’s probably because one party is sponsoring more events than the other.
2. The Times-Delphic editorial board does not form a collective opinion regarding whom readers should vote for in any government election.

Just be sure to go out and vote Tuesday, Nov. 7. Hopefully, you'll have better luck than me and your polling place will have "I voted" stickers.


At 4:28 PM, Anonymous angie said...

Wow. Those results are surprising, especially for Drake. I realize that you can vote more than once, but I would still think the dems would come out in force to vote on there.

At 9:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Culver will win, no real reason just a gut feeling. His negative adds were funnier. Nussle stagging down a gravel road and the Nussle Hustle radio add bothe entertaining.

John R.

At 5:56 PM, Anonymous angie said...

Well, entertaining ads aside, I know I'm voting for Culver. Not only did the Register endorse him, but he also played college football. ;)


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