THIS POLL was the culmination of THREE concurrently-run polls.
My goal was to see which of the two front runners from each political party would be the choice of the majority of ATS member respondents.
THIS poll, then placed the two winners head-to-head in a third poll.
Here are the first TWO polls...along with their results"
Poll #1: Clinton or Sanders?
TALLY as of THIS post:
Poll #2: Trump or Clinton?
TALLY as of THIS Post:
As you can see from the results, Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz fell far behind their closest competitors in each party.
That mandated that we put Bernie Sanders against Donald Trump in this final poll.
Poll #3: ATS' Choice Poll: SANDERS or TRUMP?
Here is the FINAL TALLY as of this post:
Some observations from this pollster:
Far more voters participated in THIS third poll (SANDERS/TRUMP), than in either of the other two (CLINTON/SANDERS came in second place, regarding the
number of respondents).
Sanders supporters are measurably more well-organized, enthusiastic and outspoken about their candidate, than Trump supporters.
Among ATS members who participated, there are far more Sanders supporters, than Clinton supporters...or, at least, there are more ATS Sanders
supporters who are willing to admit their support, than there are Clinton supporters willing to do so.
The same argument could be (and has been) made regarding the Trump vs. Cruz poll.
Hillary Clinton is almost universally disliked by Sanders, Trump and Cruz supporters here on ATS (at least, among those who participated).
Rand Paul was the most 'written in' candidate by non-Trump and Cruz supporters.
This begs question as to whether or not ATS members actually represent the larger electorate.
In the case of Trump/Cruz, there is a closer match with national results.
In the Case of Sanders/Clinton, the results are almost opposite the national poll results.
An interesting discussion here might be had, discussing WHY Bernie Sanders is so much more popular here on ATS by likely Democrat voters...and WHY
these same ATS members' are so out-of-sync with national polls.
Bernie Sanders should be far above Hillary Clinton in the race for the Democratic nomination...and IF our Sanders supporters here on ATS turn out to
be representative of the national population, Sanders should not only be WAY ahead of Hillary Clinton at this point, but in the overall Presidential
election, Bernie Sanders should beat Donald Trump by a huge margin.
To the best of my ability, I have attempted to make these Polls as fair and impartial as possible.
To the best of my knowledge, everyone who voted, voted honestly and only voted ONE time.
Thanks again for participating in this poll...it's been fun.
Keep the poll and debate going...if you like...and please FLAG the thread to keep it active.
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