Sunday, March 06, 2005

online polls for governor

I created two online polls for governor: one Democrat, one Republican.

You are invited to vote. The polls require voters rank candidates. The voting method is called Condorcet.

Please vote in only one primary, the Dems or the GOP. Don't vote in both please.

Vote in the Democratic Primary

Vote in the Republican Primary.

See the results of the Democratic Primary

See the results of the Republican Primary.

This poll closes at noon, Sunday, March 13, 2005.


Blogger Carl Nyberg said...

The first Dem ballot cast had the following ranking:

1. Rod Blagojevich
2. Dan Hynes
3. Dick Devine
4. Karen Yarbrough
5. Lisa Madigan
6. John Fritchey
7. Dorothy Brown
8. Jack Franks
9. David Orr
10. Glenn Poshard
11. Jay Hoffman
12. Lauren Beth Gash
13. Corrinne Wood

The first Republican ballot:

1. Steve Rauschenberger
2. Judy Baar Topinka
3. Pat O'Malley
4. Joe Birkett
5. Ray LaHood
6. Ron Gidwitz
7. Jim Oberweis
8. Dan Rutherford
9. Tom McCracken
10. Bill Brady
11. Peter Fitzgerald
12. Corrinne Wood

4:50 PM  
Blogger Carl Nyberg said...

Anon wants John Schmidt included in the next poll.

One or more of the low ranking names will come off in the next poll and Schmidt will be included.

8:10 AM  
Blogger Carl Nyberg said...

I send thanks to The Inside Dope for throwing me a link.

Go visit the Dope's site for 411 on NW Illinois politics.

8:35 AM  
Blogger Carl Nyberg said...

Many if not most voters are not ranking the full field of candidates. This seems to be a limitation with Condorcet voting. When the field is too big voters don't bother to rank the full field.

What's the maximum number of options where voters--or at least 90% of them--will bother to rank the full field?

My guess is that voters will almost all rank a field of four, but eight is too many. Comments?

10:11 AM  
Blogger Carl Nyberg said...

I'm thinking the next version of the poll will have smaller fields.

I'll leave off Blagojevich. I'll probably leave off Hynes, Madigan and Poshard on the theory that if any one of them runs against RB it will clear the field. I'll drop Brown for lack of enthusiasm and add Schmidt. Then I'll divide the field into a group of four and a group of five. The top candidates will then go to on to the next round.

In the GOP field I'm leaning toward dividing it into two six candidate fields.

Field ARay LaHood
Steve Rauschenberger
Bill Brady
Judy Baar Topinka
Joe Birkett
Peter Fitzgerald

Field BDan Rutherford
Ron Gidwitz
Tom McCracken
Pat O'Malley
Jim Oberweis
Corrinne Wood

10:35 AM  
Blogger Carl Nyberg said...

Still toying with what the next round fields will be.

It does seem like Republican voters can manage voting in a field of 12 better than Dems can handle a field of 13.

Dem Field A

Dem Field B

Dem Field C

GOP Field 1
Ray LaHood
Steve Rauschenberger
Bill Brady
Tom McCracken
Jim Oberweis
Corrinne Wood

GOP Field 2
Judy Baar Topinka
Peter Fitzgerald
Dan Rutherford
Joe Birkett
Ron Gidwitz
Pat O'Malley

3:54 PM  
Blogger Carl Nyberg said...

OK there is a subset of Republicans that follow instructions even worse than Democrats.

What do these "comprehension challenged" Republicans have in common? They think Joe Birkett would be the best choice for the Republicans to nominate for governor.

5:24 PM  

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