Diary

Last Call: June 2011 Primary Preference Poll

RedStaters –

At this point in time, who do you prefer in the Republican Presidential race?

Who else would you be most willing to support?

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.  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.

The deadline for participation is Saturday night, July 2nd.  It only takes a minute to participate.

My plan is for this to 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 late June  edition of this poll (well, technically late June & early July – until end of day July 2nd!) of your top choices and encourage others to participate as well.  It would be great to get a large set of responses to analyze.   But…  DON’T BE A DEMOCRAT!  Participate once – but only once – for this June survey.

Thanks for your consideration!

For those who may need it, here’s some background information about the Primary Preference Poll methodology:
[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)]

Thanks for your participation!