Thursday, June 09, 2005

WisPolitics Announces Dem Convention Straw Poll

WisPolitics.com will stage another straw poll at this year's state Democratic convention in Oshkosh to sample activists' opinions on the '08 presidential race and the '06 races for governor and attorney general.

This year's straw poll balloting will take place from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, June 10 and from 9:30 a.m until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday June 11. As in past years, WisPolitics.com will allow only official convention attendees to vote and will use various methods to assure only one vote per person. Official convention guests will vote in a separate line to allow delegates, alternates and elected officials to vote more quickly. WisPolitics.com is the state's premier online government and political news source and operates these companion sites: WisOpinion.com, WisBusiness.com and IowaPolitics.com.

WisPolitics frequently gathers opinions of insiders, activists and citizens through scientific polling, unscientific online polling at www.wisopinion.com, convention straw polls and reporter interviews.

STRAW POLL QUESTIONS:

Which GOP gubernatorial candidate would you prefer Jim Doyle run against in
2006?
--Mark Green
--Scott Walker
Other, Please specify:

Which politician would be your preferred Democratic attorney general
candidate in 2006?
--Kathleen Falk
--Peg Lautenschlager
Other, Please specify:

Which politician would be your preferred Democratic presidential candidate
in 2008?
--Evan Bayh
--Hillary Rodham Clinton
--John Edwards
--Russ Feingold
--John Kerry
--Ed Rendell
--Bill Richardson
--Tom Vilsack
--Mark Warner
Other, Please specify:

The straw poll is not officially sanctioned by the Democratic Party of Wisconsin and is run solely by WisPolitics.com.

Results will be announced the afternoon of Saturday, June 11 at www.wispolitics.com and here on the blog.

See the results of the straw poll at the state Republican Party convention in May: http://www.wispolitics.com/index.iml?Article=36495

STRAW POLL RULES

--A list of probable candidates will appear in alphabetical order on a paper ballot for each question. A blank-line labeled "Other, Please specify" will follow the names.

--All convention delegates, alternates, and official guests will be eligible to vote. Only one vote may be cast per person. WisPolitics staff will stamp the credentials of all voters and use other means to ensure nobody votes more than once.

--Ballots with more than one name marked will not be counted. Ballots with an illegible write-in name will not be counted. WisPolitics will be the sole judge as to whether a ballot should be counted.

--The results will be counted by WisPolitics staff and released at www.wispolitics.com on Saturday, June 11.