Monday, July 23, 2012
Today In Pointless Polls
I don't even understand what could possible be accomplished by polling Iowans about the 2016 elections years before anyone has started campaigning for the job is. This demonstrates to us that Hillary Clinton has very high name recognition among Democrats and probably some built-in popularity, and the Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee have retained popularity from their campaigns and Fox News gigs, and that a bunch of Republicans watch Fox News so they know who Chris Christie are. I'm not even sure Martin O'Malley has ever set foot in Iowa. At this time in 2004, very few people outside of Illinois knew who Barack Obama was, and yet today he's President. So let's find another waste time for the next four years.
Posted by Nick Beaudrot at 7/23/2012 04:36:00 PM
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Probably the closest current analogue to Barack Obama this cycle is Elizabeth Warren, ie Senate candidate running in a blue state for a Republican-held seat, who's developed something of a national following among people who pay close attention to politics.
That polled showed that if Clinton and Biden don't run, she is well-positioned. She has a 20 point lead among people who know her, the best favorability rating of anyone polled, besides Clinton and Biden. That's informative.
I'd rather read about 2016 polls than about whatever the latest lie is coming out of Romney's mouth.
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