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Sun Dec 29, 2019, 12:10 PM

 

Interesting results

Two days ago I posted a simple question on this board to supporters of Biden, Warren, Sanders and Buttigieg (the top 4) as well as Undecideds: "Will you enthusiastically support the Democratic party nominee regardless of who it is?"

Counting only direct responses to my OPs by the supporters of those candidates who answered Yes, the results are as follows:

Biden: 21
Undecided: 9
Warren: 7
Sanders: 4
Buttigieg: 3

Everyone is free to draw their own conclusions from these results.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Dem4Life1102 Dec 2019 OP
Sherman A1 Dec 2019 #1
MineralMan Dec 2019 #2
Dem4Life1102 Dec 2019 #6
MineralMan Dec 2019 #13
Dem4Life1102 Dec 2019 #15
MineralMan Dec 2019 #16
Dem4Life1102 Dec 2019 #19
Blue_true Dec 2019 #43
Dem4Life1102 Dec 2019 #44
SCantiGOP Dec 2019 #12
MineralMan Dec 2019 #14
blm Dec 2019 #35
Post removed Dec 2019 #3
demmiblue Dec 2019 #5
vsrazdem Dec 2019 #9
demmiblue Dec 2019 #4
tblue37 Dec 2019 #29
Hassin Bin Sober Dec 2019 #37
pfeiffer Dec 2019 #7
abqtommy Dec 2019 #8
progree Dec 2019 #10
Dem4Life1102 Dec 2019 #11
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2019 #17
Dem4Life1102 Dec 2019 #18
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2019 #20
Dem4Life1102 Dec 2019 #21
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2019 #24
Dem4Life1102 Dec 2019 #25
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2019 #26
mahina Dec 2019 #28
Dem4Life1102 Dec 2019 #31
tblue37 Dec 2019 #30
Dem4Life1102 Dec 2019 #32
ChubbyStar Dec 2019 #33
Dem4Life1102 Dec 2019 #34
blm Dec 2019 #36
Dem4Life1102 Dec 2019 #38
blm Dec 2019 #39
Dem4Life1102 Dec 2019 #40
ChubbyStar Dec 2019 #41
Dem4Life1102 Dec 2019 #42
blm Dec 2019 #45
Dem4Life1102 Dec 2019 #46
blm Dec 2019 #49
Dem4Life1102 Dec 2019 #50
blm Dec 2019 #51
Dem4Life1102 Dec 2019 #52
Merlot Dec 2019 #53
Dem4Life1102 Dec 2019 #54
left-of-center2012 Dec 2019 #22
Autumn Dec 2019 #23
mahina Dec 2019 #27
brooklynite Dec 2019 #47
Dem4Life1102 Dec 2019 #48
MerryBlooms Dec 2019 #55
Dem4Life1102 Dec 2019 #56
MerryBlooms Dec 2019 #57
Dem4Life1102 Dec 2019 #58

Response to Dem4Life1102 (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 12:14 PM

1. Kinda tells me

 

nothing, but then I wouldn't have been part of the poll.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 12:19 PM

2. My conclusion is that your question in those posts is pretty ridiculous.

 

Nobody on DU is going to answer no to that question. That would violate DU's TOS. So, your survey is meaningless, really.

Several people told you that when you asked the questions, but you paid no attention.

So, your totals above are as meaningless as your question was.
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Response to MineralMan (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 12:22 PM

6. Not meaningless

 

It is interesting to see who's supporters were willing to respond as well as how many were threatened by it.
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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 12:33 PM

13. Not really. Most people, like myself, didn't respond, because the question is

 

silly. The only acceptable answer here is yes, I'll vote for the nominee. That's how the vast majority of DUers will vote. That's how the vast majority of DUers voted in 2016. Those who decided otherwise are mostly no longer here.
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Response to MineralMan (Reply #13)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 12:39 PM

15. Only silly

 

to those threatened by the question.
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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Reply #15)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 12:41 PM

16. Yah, OK, then. Real good, then.

 

I'm done.
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Response to MineralMan (Reply #16)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 12:46 PM

19. Buh-bye

 

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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 06:11 PM

43. Seems that your analysis is open ended.

 

I answered as I always do, I plan to support the democratic nominee 100%. Some people may not prefer to answer such a question before a single vote is cast.
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Response to Blue_true (Reply #43)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 06:12 PM

44. Very true

 

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 12:32 PM

12. yes, meaningless

 

it probably relates somewhat to the number of supporters each candidate has, but in any event the sample is way, way too small to indicate any trend.
I could walk down the street in my neighborhood, talk to the same number of people as this 'poll,' and deduce that Trump is going to get 70-80% of the vote in 2020.
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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #12)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 12:36 PM

14. Besides, DUers are not at all representative of Democratic voters

 

in general. We have self-selected to join this forum. We are not typical.
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Response to MineralMan (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 03:54 PM

35. Thank you MineralMan. It was not relevant to DU and many

 

of us let him know.
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Sun Dec 29, 2019, 12:21 PM

5. ...

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Response to Post removed (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 12:25 PM

9. Bullshit, that is not a survey and tells you nothing about Sanders and Warren supporters, and

 

if you are drawing your conclusions from that garbage, that says a lot.
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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 12:21 PM

4. I don't draw any conclusion from this.

 

99% of us here will vote for the Dem candidate.

I didn't respond because I thought it was a stupid question.
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Response to demmiblue (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 01:22 PM

29. Same here. Of course I will vote for our nominee--but I didn't bother to respond

 

to the thread he posted.
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Response to demmiblue (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 04:13 PM

37. Same here.

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 12:22 PM

7. I think it's a

 

GREAT question.
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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 12:23 PM

8. "Interesting results" for interesting times. I took part in your original op/poll. Since I had no

 

expectations or pre-conceptions I haven't been surprised. I haven't changed my position and perhaps
the best outcome of all this is that it occupies us who participated for a little while and keeps us out of
other trouble. That's not a bad thing.

Oh, and it shows support for the saying "In diversity there is strength", 'cause we're gonna pound those
reTHUGS into the ground!
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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 12:28 PM

10. Some of this is because some candidates have more supporters than others on DU

 

so you would also expect candidates with more supporters to have made more responses, simply because there's more people to respond.

That explanation seems to fit some of what you are showing, but definitely not all! e.g. Warren has 21/15 = 1.4 times the number of supporters than Biden does on DU ... but 1/3 the number of positive responses to your question ... OTOH I don't tend to think of Warren or her supporters as the types who would not enthusiastically support the eventual Democratic Party nominee, especially relative to the supporters of other candidates.
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Response to progree (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 12:30 PM

11. Very true

 

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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 12:43 PM

17. I don't think it means much at all.

 

For one thing, indicating that you will not support the nominee violates DU's TOS, so who's going to admit that? It might be that some people (me included) chose not to answer because of course I'll support the nominee or I wouldn't be here.
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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #17)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 12:45 PM

18. Never expected anyone to say no

 

But it is interesting to see how many were willing to answer yes.
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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Reply #18)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 12:47 PM

20. Why respond to a poll that has only one valid answer?

 

That's why I didn't bother. Others might have felt the same way.
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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #20)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 12:48 PM

21. Yet some had no problem answering yes

 

And others were threatened by the question. Interesting.
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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Reply #21)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 12:49 PM

24. I don't think it means anything at all

 

except that some people thought it was a pointless poll and others didn't.
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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #24)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 12:54 PM

25. That's up to you

 

Everyone is free to form their own conclusions.
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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Reply #25)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 12:54 PM

26. Exactly my point.

 

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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Reply #21)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 01:17 PM

28. I don't think it's reasonable to conclude that anyone was threatened

 

Thatís a big assumption. You know they say
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Response to mahina (Reply #28)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 01:41 PM

31. Yes it is

 

When some aggressively push back on a simple question.
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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Reply #21)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 01:25 PM

30. Not bothering to take time to respond doesn't mean I felt "threatened" by the question. It

 

just means I had other things to spend my time on.
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Response to tblue37 (Reply #30)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 01:43 PM

32. Not referring to those that didn't respond

 

But to some who pushed back on a simple question.
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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Reply #32)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 01:52 PM

33. Maybe they weren't pushing back on the question

 

But something else.....
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Response to ChubbyStar (Reply #33)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 02:53 PM

34. No

 

They were pushing back on the question and were very defensive about it. Make you wonder why.
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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Reply #34)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 04:07 PM

36. Because I'm a GOP mole who's been working undercover here

 

for almost 20 years before you outed me as a troll with your brilliant maneuvering.

You caught me...and some of my other hidden co-moles.

Damn.
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Response to blm (Reply #36)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 04:39 PM

38. Why so defensive?

 

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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Reply #38)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 04:46 PM

39. As you said we have something to hide. Or, we HAD till

 

you cleverly exposed us.

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Response to blm (Reply #39)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 04:58 PM

40. Still so defensive

 

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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Reply #40)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 05:21 PM

41. Has it ever occured to you Jim, that some posters might not like your stye?

 

Might explain the push back. Just saying.
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Response to ChubbyStar (Reply #41)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 06:03 PM

42. Just asked a simple question

 

Many had no problem with it, some did. Says more about them.
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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Reply #40)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 09:07 PM

45. Nah - just finding humor in this

 

at this point.
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Response to blm (Reply #45)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 01:58 AM

46. Sounds defensive

 

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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Reply #46)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 08:58 AM

49. Nah. Laughing at this point.

 

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Response to blm (Reply #49)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 09:08 AM

50. Sure

 

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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Reply #50)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 09:09 AM

51. Yup. REAL sure.

 

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Response to blm (Reply #51)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 09:15 AM

52. Right

 

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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Reply #18)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 09:39 AM

53. It isn't "interesting" it's divisive. The question was meant to be divisive as

 

is the "results."
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Response to Merlot (Reply #53)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 10:41 AM

54. No it wasn't

 

And it is not divisive to those that want to see any Dem beat Trump.
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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 12:48 PM

22. "Everyone is free to draw their own conclusions from these results"

 

I suspect many didn't care.

Similar posts have appeared here a number of times,
and I'm guessing many didn't "vote" because it was ignored.

Rhetorical questions often get passed over ---> In my humble opinion.

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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 12:48 PM

23. The conclusion I came to is a lot of Sanders supporters ignored your poll. Along with

 

most of the supporters of all the candidates. About half the board is Undecided and you got 9 votes.
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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 01:12 PM

27. I went down a wormhole after reading your post

 

Meant to post in your thread in the affirmative though there have been many of these as mentioned above only one answer doesnít break the TOS.

I was looking for the Indivisible pledge which I remember I signed. Elizabeth did, Beto did too. No I canít find the signatories among the primary contenders. Does anyone else know? Did Joe and Bernie and Amy sign?

Iím guessing that they all did and hoping very much so too.
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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Original post)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 07:08 AM

47. My conclusion is that there's no conclusion to draw...

 

You didn't even get 50 responses.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #47)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 07:29 AM

48. Fair enough

 

As I said everyone is free to draw their own conclusions
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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Original post)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 10:57 AM

55. That question has been asked countless times in one form or another...

 

I answered it several months ago, I feel no need to answer the same question repeatedly. My guess is many others feel the same way and didn't bother, so I don't think your results have any significant meaning.
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Response to MerryBlooms (Reply #55)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 11:09 AM

56. Fine

 

You are free to interpret as you wish.
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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Reply #56)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 05:29 PM

57. Gee golly, thanks much!

 

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Response to MerryBlooms (Reply #57)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 05:43 PM

58. You're welcome

 

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