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Thu Oct 1, 2015, 04:50 PM

Can a poll be set up on the General Discussion: Primary board....

to ask which of the Democratic candidates people favor - or would that be considered "disruptive"?

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Reply Can a poll be set up on the General Discussion: Primary board.... (Original post)
CajunBlazer Oct 2015 OP
aidbo Oct 2015 #1
frazzled Oct 2015 #2
HassleCat Oct 2015 #3
CajunBlazer Oct 2015 #4
Cheese Sandwich Oct 2015 #5


Response to CajunBlazer (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 04:54 PM

2. What would it helpful for?

Nothing in the real world, certainly, since DU is not in any way representative of the range of voters who will be participating in the Democratic primaries, either geographically, racially, or ideologically.

It probably wouldn't even give a good sense of how DU membership will be voting, since many viewers/readers/posters do not participate in polls here. I certainly don't.

Besides, voting is a private affair, done anonymously. DU polls are not anonymous: anyone who participates has their user name visible.

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Response to CajunBlazer (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 04:58 PM

3. Not much point

 

DU is populated (mostly) by dedicated fans of their chosen candidates. It's certainly not representative of any segment of the population except DU.

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Response to CajunBlazer (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 05:08 PM

4. Okay I get it - polls on DU don't get much participation and aren't representative.

The other poll only had 279 respondents.

Probably not representative because very liberal Democrats seem to dominate the conversation- at least on the "General Discussion - Primaries" board - probably because they are so passionate.

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