reply to post by Donoso
"Internet polls are not counted when it comes down to the real voting. It absolutely doesn't matter who's leading anywhere else. I'm sorry
folks, that's just the way it is. In fact, it doesn't even matter who's leading in the real polls! Haha!"
You are absolutely right, these internet polls don't "count" when it comes to voting, and neither do the "real" polls.
Any one can just sit at home on the computer and vote in a poll. Any one can just sit at home and get called in a phone poll. But how many will
actually get out and go to the caucuses or primaries and cast the votes that do "count"?
This is why I am so optimistic and excited about Dr. Paul's chances of winning the nomination. Because when it comes to measuring voter turn-out, no
other candidate's supporters show up more often than Dr. Paul's.
Check it out for yourself: www.ronpaul2008.com/straw-poll-results/
If you want a measurement of support, I think this is more accurate of predicting who will show up to cast their ballots. And with Ron Paul winning
more straw polls around the nation than any other Republican candidate, and nearly as many as all the others combined, I think it's fair to say that
Dr. Paul's supporters will definitely show up.
As I've seen other supporters cleverly put it: "We'll be spamming the ballot boxes come the Primaries"
As far as the AOL poll goes, I do think the results are thought provoking, especially since AOL has claimed to make the poll "spam-proof". Obviously
some others have claimed ways to get around it and vote multiple times, but it's impossible to tell what, if any, impact this has on the actual
However, the contrasting results of phone polling are thought provoking as well. Not to mention the amount of money raised from the extraordinarily
large amount of individual donors, and the straw poll and rally/event success the campaign has experienced so far.
Something isn't exactly matching up. Whether his support is on one end or the other, or somewhere in between is still up in the air, although I
definitely have my own suspicions on what part of the spectrum is most accurate.
One thing for sure is that in just a little more than one week from today, we'll have our first glimpse at how the nomination will play out, and what
role exactly Dr. Paul will play in that.