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Mon Nov 25, 2013, 03:14 PM

Results: Open Poll, who is your favorite member of Congress?

I ran this informal open poll last week asking you who your favorite member of Congress is:


I did this in order to see if DU has changed overmuch since the last such poll (that I am aware of), which was taken a few years back. An interesting similarity regarding both polls was revealed in that it wasn't a Democrat but the Independent Senator Bernie Sanders who won both polls and did so each time by a substantial margin.

I think polls only deliver a slice of time. How well it reveals that slice of time is dependent upon the amount of participation by those polled. I had only 72 votes, (including nay and rejected votes), out of over a thousand views. I had to reject 12 votes because they chose more than one selection or claimed unable to choose a favorite.

Needless to say, like all pollsters I wished for a higher amount of participation. Personally, I believe that a poll such as this, run through the various high trafficked Democratic or liberal blogs and forums and pushed for high participation, can have an influence on how our members of Congress act. Of course that influence would be dependent upon the polls' turnout. One can only imagine what a result similar to the one we have here but with more than a million polled might have on our members of Congress.

Here then are the results from 60 participating DUers:

Sen. Bernie Sanders: 10

Rep. Alan Greyson: 6
Sen. Elizabeth Warren: 6

Sen. Sherrod Brown: 5
Sen. Al Franken: 5

Sen. Jeff Merkley: 3

Rep. Elijah Cummings: 2
Rep. John Lewis: 2
Sen. Ron Wyden: 2

Rep. Julie Brownley: 1
Sen. Barbara Boxer: 1
Rep. Lois Capps: 1
Rep. John Conyers: 1
Rep: John Dingell: 1
Rep. Lloyd Doggett: 1
Rep. Louis Gohmert: 1
Rep. Rush Holt: 1
Sen. Ted Kennedy: 1
Rep. Barbara Lee: 1
Sen. Carl Levin: 1
Rep. Jim McGovern: 1
Rep. Jerry Nadler: 1
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton: 1
Rep. Jared Polis: 1

My thanks to all my fellow DUers who participated.

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Response to broiles (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 25, 2013, 03:41 PM

2. I posted 'em as I saw 'em.

You know what they say about this place: One DUers' snark is another DUers' wtf?. Other than that, I got nothing. (on edit: to be fair, I still got nothing!)

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Mon Nov 25, 2013, 07:33 PM

3. Kicking so a few more may see n/t

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