Tuesday, November 22, 2005

The Dossing Times Election Poll

Considering that there has not been a decent election poll published recently that I have seen. That takes in the Fine Gael conference Willie O'Dea the estimates etc. We have decided to start a Dossing Times poll. It can be seen on the right side bar. We will leave it there for about 2 weeks and then we will publicize the results and talk about them. ( I think once you vote you can see the results but anyway). So please vote and feel free to tell your friends to vote. To see if we can't get a decent opinion poll that is not from the newspapers but from citizen journalists. Wise man said vote early and vote often but this poll tracks ip's so this should stop all but the most determined multiple voters. If this comes popular we might continue this feature to gauge the Dossing Times readers opinions on current events.

7 comments:

wulfbeorn said...

That's a cool idea. Question: is the blogging community to the left or right of the mainstream? Something tells me it is to the right.

Kevin Breathnach said...

It's hard to tell really. On Backseat Drivers, Dick is to the left, while John is to the right. The Freedom Institute is to the right, while Tuppenceworth is to the left. I'm not sure wha Simon is, you're to the right. The same is probably true of Disillusioned Lefty. Mental Meanderings, Free Stater and Progressive Ireland seem to the left-wingers, and the same, I think, is true of In Fact, Ah. Irish Eagle is slightly right of centre, while I think Gavin is to the left.

It seems pretty balanced.

wulfbeorn said...

Well consider the percentages for party preferences. I think the PDs would get significantly more in the blogging community than the 4% they get nationally. That's one, imperfect indicator, but it has to count for something. Maybe explicit Left-wing Labour/Socialist preferences would be higher too. Can't wait for the result of this poll!

phdbird said...

I agree. I expect the result to be more polarized between Left/Right because bloggers are people who think about their political choices. In the real elections most people take the middle option (FF, FG stand up).

Anonymous said...

Not that i have any interest in politics but, if view the poll currently, 2 out of the 7 votes are for green party. Sorry but in all reality they is not the best option. We all would like the greens to get through but cannot see it happening. There policies in ireland are not based on what is achievable. And even if they did get elected and came into power cannot see them getting enough people to have any real say in the running of the country.

Simon said...

ya culabula i have to agree. There is more of idoliology with the smaller parties. Which blogers like.

Kevin i would probably consider myself a realist. sometimes the left idea is better sometimes the right. Does that make me centre Im not sure.

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