posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 11:54 AM
I would like to say that I think most polls are just crap in general. Most of the time there are to many variables to make a poll consistently
accurate. I do not believe that the people of America have the power to fairly vote a politician into office. Big Business and Corporate Lobbying
most certainly do. Our crooked politics, voting practices and media have made it almost impossible for the American people to elect a politician into
Recently in the Iowa Straw pole Ron Paul came in second place. Michelle Bachman won this poll by about two thousand total votes. Straw poles are
basically a fundraiser for the gop party. To vote you have to pay between 30 to 40 dollars. Again Ron Paul lost by two thousand votes. What the public
doesn't know Michelle Bachman gave away 6000 votes to the people of Iowa.
Again another poll which was taken down from fox news put Ron Paul well ahead of everyone. And was later put back up. When the Straw poll was over
Michelle Bachman was the victor. Though the Fox Poll had Ron Paul ahead by a marginal lead.
I know that one poll shouldn't have anything to do with the other. But it does. The public speaking out and telling the world that Ron Paul (on the
fox News poll) should have clobbered all of the other candidates. But to my surprise and many others Michelle Backman took the show.
I watched the debate. And Ron Paul with out a doubt, hit it out of the park on 99% of his answers (shown by audience applause). Michelle Bachman just
argued with Pawlenty almost the entire time. So how did she win this straw pole? She bought the people of Iowa 4000 free votes! Yup that's how she won
this straw pole.
See article here. Bachman Buys Votes
The straw poll in my opinion should have looked more like this. (top five)
1. Ron Paul
2. Newt Gingrich
3. Hermen Cain
4. Michelle Bachman
5. Tim Pawlenty
Just thought this was important to point out. I still think polls are crap, but when I see a cheater. Someone needs to know.
Update. This is standard practice. Ron Paul lost by 125 votes and gave away 4000 tickets. Bachman gave away 6000. So the straw polls are crap.
So again it comes down to money.
Who gave tickets away
edit on 15-8-2011 by bftroop because: New Information