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« on: December 12, 2007, 08:13:59 pm »
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No idea what to make of this one.  This TV station conducts a poll of Alaska with the following results:

http://ktuu.com/Global/story.asp?S=7479052

Paul 29
Huckabee 22
Giuliani 14
Thompson 12
McCain 9
Romney 9

Except, at the end of the story, it says "All polls conducted by Channel 2 News and KTUU.com are unscientific."  Based on that, and the fact that they provide *no* information about the poll (like say, how many people were surveyed), I don't think it makes any sense to add this one to the Atlas.  But I figured I'd post a topic on it, just for fun.  It's not often you see a non-internet poll with Paul leading.
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2007, 08:15:01 pm »
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Its possible that Paul could perform well in Alaska. After all Alaska, is probably the most Liberitarian state in the country.
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2007, 08:16:40 pm »
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Their front page poll is currently the Democratic race, so I imagine this was an Internet poll

http://www.ktuu.com/Global/category.asp?C=81466

In which case this is a severe under-performance for Paul.
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2007, 08:17:59 pm »
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Oh good, Alaska, those 2 delegates from Alaska will make a big difference.
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2007, 08:18:36 pm »
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Its possible that Paul could perform well in Alaska. After all Alaska, is probably the most Liberitarian state in the country.

If they're so libertarian, how about they stop electing warmongering Alito supporters and stop trying to push through massive pork for bridges to nowhere?
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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2007, 08:23:11 pm »
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Its possible that Paul could perform well in Alaska. After all Alaska, is probably the most Liberitarian state in the country.

If they're so libertarian, how about they stop electing warmongering Alito supporters and stop trying to push through massive pork for bridges to nowhere?
Conservative Republicans are still the majority, but there are still many Liberitarians in Alaska.
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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2007, 08:31:30 pm »
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I'll add it for now - but I'll PM Dave in case he wants it out.

Remember - Alaska was the state he raised the most money in per person on his November 5th fundraiser (IIRC).
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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2007, 08:35:12 pm »
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Rudy Giuliani                       --  14%
Mike Huckabee                    --  22%
John McCain                         --   9%
Ron Paul                               -- 29%
Mitt Romney                          --   9%
Fred Thompson                     -- 12%
Other                                    --    6%
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« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2007, 08:38:15 pm »
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I don't think you should add it.  As Alcon notes, there's a very good chance it's an internet poll.  And they provide absolutely no information about how the poll was conducted.
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« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2007, 08:42:05 pm »
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I don't think you should add it.  As Alcon notes, there's a very good chance it's an internet poll.  And they provide absolutely no information about how the poll was conducted.


Yeah, Alcon IMed me like 30 seconds after I posted it - but I just PMed Dave leaving the decision up to him.
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« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2007, 08:45:32 pm »
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Oh good, Alaska, those 2 delegates from Alaska will make a big difference.

Hey, the more delegates the better, from their perspective.  And should Paul actually win Alaska, the 28-odd delegates from the state isn't something to scoff at, especially as his delegate pickings are pretty slim elsewhere.  He could get a few in a random caucus or two along the way, and if the race isn't over by March he could get one in his own district.

Remember, the caucus is also being held on Feb. 5--if Paul's supporters are more energized to drag themselves to a caucus in the dead of Alaskan winter, he may actually have a shot.
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« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2007, 08:47:53 pm »
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Oh good, Alaska, those 2 delegates from Alaska will make a big difference.

Hey, the more delegates the better, from their perspective.  And should Paul actually win Alaska, the 28-odd delegates from the state isn't something to scoff at, especially as his delegate pickings are pretty slim elsewhere.  He could get a few in a random caucus or two along the way, and if the race isn't over by March he could get one in his own district.

Remember, the caucus is also being held on Feb. 5--if Paul's supporters are more energized to drag themselves to a caucus in the dead of Alaskan winter, he may actually have a shot.


29 - and I'm giving it to Paul in my prediction - he's gotta win 1 state, and that was his strongest on Nov. 5th.
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« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2007, 08:59:22 pm »
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I'm giving it to Paul in my prediction - he's gotta win 1 state

Um, no, no he doesn't.
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« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2007, 09:02:25 pm »
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I'm giving it to Paul in my prediction - he's gotta win 1 state

Um, no, no he doesn't.

Oh come on - the nut of the family is always popular somewhere (except Keyes).  Tongue
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« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2007, 10:18:05 pm »
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Dave decided to remove it.

Slaps face in stupidity of putting up an unscientific poll.
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« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2007, 01:46:55 am »
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If he is going to win any state, I would imagine it would be Alaska. This poll sounds like a joke though.
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« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2007, 10:29:57 am »
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KTUU now has the results of a poll of the Democratic field that were conducted yesterday...it's pretty clear that it was the internet poll that was on their website yesterday.  This probably means the Republican poll was done the same way.

Just for kicks, here are the Democratic results:

Obama: 30%
Clinton: 24%
Edwards: 14%
Gravel: 11%
Richardson: 7%
Kucinich: 7%
Biden: 5%
Dodd: 2%

Note that both polls add up to 100% (+/- rounding error)--no 'undecided option.'  So both of these are likely internet polls.  Better than absolutely nothing, though, I suppose.
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« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2007, 10:33:25 am »
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So both of these are likely internet polls.  Better than absolutely nothing, though, I suppose.

Not really especially considering that I voted in that last poll.
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