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June 2011 Primary Preference Poll of RedStaters

RedStaters –

It has been quite an eventful month in the development of the Republican presidential field.   Now’s the time to get an updated measure of RedStaters’ presidential primary preferences.  Please take one minute to go here and participate in the poll.

For those who may need it, here’s some background information about the Primary Preference Poll methodology:
As the Republican presidential field is taking shape, the existence of so many personalities vying for your support creates an interesting dynamic that would be great to explore. Please take a moment to participate in a simple but effectively-designed presidential primary preference poll (through SurveyMonkey) that will give a glimpse into understanding the dynamics of support for various candidates among active RedStaters at this time.  Not only will this poll give an indication of first preferences among the responders, it will also give an indication of who is waiting in the wings if a candidate falters or withdraws.  (For instance, what impact would Sarah Palin’s entry into the race have – and who will be most affected?  OR Which candidates are most correlated in their supporters?)
[See this write-up of the analysis done for May 2011’s inaugural poll of RedStaters.]

How this is done – the Pick 5 framework:  From the list provided, simply cast your vote for your #1 preferred candidate.  Then, assume that your #1 preferred candidate is no longer available to choose:  who would be your candidate of choice among the rest?  Do this again for your 3rd, 4th and 5th choice.  You will have to pick your top 5 choices.  [Note: For the 5th choice, I do give you an option to say you would not vote in the primary, but please do not use this if at all possible.  Usually at that stage you would still vote – if nothing else, voting for someone as a vote against someone you perceive to be even worse!!  ;o) ]

I hope this will become a monthly snapshot of the leanings of RedState participants – giving an indicator of shifts and trends in the attractiveness of the various campaigns.

Please participate in the June edition of this poll and encourage others to participate as well.  It only takes a minute.  It would be great to get a large set of RedStater responses to analyze.

And…  DON’T BE A DEMOCRAT!  Participate once – but only once – for this June survey.

The deadline for participation is Saturday night, July 2nd.  Thanks for your consideration!