Re: [prezveepsenator] August dKos Straw Poll Results
- I supported Clark in 04. I'm a little surprised that
Edwards and Clinton didn't poll higher,
This from the David Ignatius column in today's
What can the Democrats do to seize the opportunities
of the moment? I suggest they take a leaf from Newt
Gingrich's GOP playbook and develop a new "Contract
With America." The Democrats should put together a
clear and coherent list of measures they would
implement if they could regain control of Congress and
the White House. If the Democrats are serious, some of
these measures -- dealing with economics and energy --
will be unpopular because they will call for
sacrifice. But precisely for that reason, they will
show that the Democrats can transcend interest-group
America and unite the country.
I agree that they need to be disciplined and coherent
and something like the Contract With America is a good
idea, but asking for sacrifice is a recipe for defeat
and a Republican strategist's dream.. It can't be
explained on a bumper sticker. Ask Walter Mondale.
Paul Hackett is a great model for 2006.
--- Ram Lau <ramlau@...> wrote:
I'm one of those Clark fans.
August dKos Straw Poll Results
Fri Aug 19th, 2005 at 11:30:08 PDT
Some movement this time.
dKos reader poll. 8/18-19. 8,710 respondents.
August July June
Clark 35 34 26
Feingold 16 10 10
H. Clinton 9 10 10
No Freakin' Clue 9 13 17
Edwards 7 7 8
Richardson 4 4 4
Other 4 4 7
Biden 3 3 3
Warner 3 5 5
Bayh 1 2 2
Kerry 1 2 2
Vilsack 0 0 0
One of the striking elements of these polls is the
results. The Daily Kos community isn't representative
of the overal
Democratic electorate, but with 8,000+ respondents,
it's a miniscule
margin of error for our community's sentiments on the
So the big movement this time around was Feingold, who
clearly got a
boost for demanding a firm timeline for a withdrawal
from Iraq. It's
impossible to tell where his new support came from,
but it's probably
the drop in undecideds probably benefited him.
Bowers saw a similar shift toward Feingold in the MyDD
poll, which is
not comparable to this one (it uses IRV and includes
candidates like Schweitzer and Gore). Bowers concludes
the Netroots might not be as non-ideological as I've
The first such question is whether or not the
netroots really are
as non-ideological in their support of Democratic
candidates as Markos
of Dailykos claims they are. My answer is no, though
by no means a
complete departure from his position.
Problem is, Feingold still only at 16 percent, not
exactly a ringing
netroots endorsement for his bold Iraq stance.
If we were a single-issue or ideology-driven
community, Feingold would
be running away with this thing. He's unequivically
against the war,
cast the lone vote against the Patriot Act, and is the
progressive in the current mix. And he can only muster
My thesis still holds. We are not an ideological
community. We're a
Update: In case anyone is wondering about Clark's rise
in support in
July -- it was an issue of wording the question. I
made clear in that
post that neither Dean nor Gore would be running in
2008, hence the
movement from "no freakin' clue" and "other" to Clark.
Supreme court justices
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