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Presidential Match-Ups Poll

I am a long-time supporter of Dr. Paul (well, since I turned 18, and, with the right to vote, started studying politics). I just joined this site. I wanted to share a website that supporters of Dr. Paul need to check out. This is NOT an advertisement, as I have no affiliation. I just saw the site's poll referenced in a CBS News article on the 2012 election and I realized that Dr. Ron Paul wasn't doing so well (Rand is doing much better). The site you can vote at is at: http://www.libertylabdev.com/PresMatchup2012/

There article is at I was talking about is at: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/06/30/opinion/main200757...

It is an interesting format, as it is strictly 1-on-1 match-ups of perspective candidates. It is my understanding that this is a Tea Party-related website. Anyway, given that it has been cited in a mainstream media article, I figured it'd be good if some of Dr. Paul's supporters got on their and helps his numbers a bit. Right now he's losing 53% of the match-ups. If you signed up for the site, you can actually see results for head-to-head match-ups, and Dr. Paul actually loses to Gen. Petraeus, which is ridiculous.

You can vote as many times as you want. So go and vote for Rand & Ron and maybe we can improve both their standing. I figured if media-outlets might cite the poll, it'd be good if he was doing better.

If this isn't the kind of thing I should post in this particular forum, or at all, please let me know and I'll avoid it from now on.



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no sense inflating numbers for anyone you don't like

If you don't like either choice, just "refresh" your page to get new choices. No sense clicking on a name you don't want to see rise in the ranking.

I spent a few minutes refreshing and managed to submit maybe a dozen or so votes for:

Ron
Rand
Gary Johnson
(I don't mind seeing Johnson rise in the rankings, so I clicked him.)

I'm voting for Peace.

if you have some time on your hands...

...keep track of the number of opportunities you get to choose each name. It would probably take a couple of hours to get enough data to see any bias. (I'm curious, but not that curious.)

However, after playing for a while, I have to say that I saw Bachmann *many* more times than Ron. Even Patreus showed up more often.

I wouldn't be terribly surprised to learn that the rankings reflect a general frequency of appearance.

I'm voting for Peace.

Bias

Yeah, I noticed the same thing. Though it seemed (again, didn't do it long enough to collect any meaningful data) that the amount of times a person showed up may have been some-what related to their current ranking. Or maybe it just felt like that because I was looking for Ron Paul and so I noticed every time he DIDN'T show up. Rand also popped up more often as an option and he's "ranked" higher.

Who knows? Certainly would be interesting if someone could compile the data, but that person won't be me.