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Results from latest straw poll

Thursday, April 26, 2012

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For approximately one month, online readers have been able to participate in a non-scientific straw poll at www.thebraziltimes.com.

The poll was officially closed at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, April 26.

Straw polls provide important interactive dialogue among movements within large groups, reflecting trends like organizations and motivation.

Voting eligibility in specific districts did not restrict voters. Results are provided as entertainment -- and as an indication of voter opinion of those using The Brazil Times' website.

In the poll, readers were asked to give their opinion on the upcoming elections in the 2012 Clay County Primary.

A total of 342 responses were collected from the poll. Not all responders answered every question.

The following are results from The Brazil Times' second 2012 Clay County Primary Straw Poll:

In the race for President of the United States of America, which answer best describes who you are planning on voting for at this time:

* Barack Obama (Democrat) -- 31.3 percent (100 votes),

* Newt Gingrich (Republican) -- 7.8 percent (25 votes),

* Ron Paul (Republican) -- 6.9 percent (22 votes),

* Mitt Romney (Republican) -- 40.1 percent (128 votes),

* Patricia Inez (Republican) -- 0.0 percent (0 votes),

* Rick Santorum (Republican) -- 14.1 percent (45 votes).

A total of 319 answered this question with 23 skipping it.

(Note: Patricia Inez Sandifer will not appear on the 2012 Primary Ballot).

In the race for United States Senator, which answer best describes who you are planning on voting for at this time:

* Joe Donnelly (Democrat) -- 24.1 percent (78 votes),

* Richard G. Lugar (Republican) -- 50.8 percent (164 votes),

* Richard E. Mourdock (Republican) -- 25.1 percent (81 votes).

A total of 323 answered this question with 19 skipping it.

In the race for Governor, which answer best describes who you are planning on voting for at this time:

* John R. Gregg (Democrat) -- 46.3 percent (146 votes),

* Mike Pence (Republican) -- 45.1 percent (142 votes),

* Jim Wallace (Republican) -- 9.2 percent (29 votes).

A total of 315 answered this question with 27 skipping it.

(Note: Jim Wallace will not appear on the 2012 Primary Ballot).

In the race for U.S. Representative, District 8, which answer best describes who you are planning on voting for at this time:

* Thomas Barnett (Democrat) -- 6.0 percent (18 votes),

* William Bryk (Democrat) -- 2.0 percent (6 votes),

* Dave Crooks (Democrat) -- 27.9 percent (84 votes),

* Larry D. Bucshon (Republican) -- 43.9 percent (132 votes),

* Kristi Risk (Republican) -- 20.6 percent (62 votes).

A total of 301 answered this question with 41 skipping it.

In the race for State Representative, District 42, which answer best describes who you are planning on voting for at this time:

* Mark C. Spelbring (Democrat) -- 39.7 percent (100 votes),

* Jim Meece (Republican) -- 17.9 percent (45 votes),

* Alan P. Morrison (Republican) -- 24.2 percent (61 votes),

* Bill Webster (Republican) -- 19.8 percent (50 votes).

A total of 252 answered this question with 90 skipping it.

In the race for State Representative, District 44, which answer best describes who you are planning on voting for at this time:

* James (Jim) Baird (Republican) -- 100 percent (171 votes).

A total of 171 answered this question with 171 skipping it.

In the race for State Representative, District 46, which answer best describes who you are planning on voting for at this time:

* James (Jim) R. Mann II (Democrat) -- 21.8 percent (58 votes),

* Charles (Chuck) Toth (Democrat) -- 11.3 percent (30 votes),

* Larry D. Barker (Democrat) -- 7.5 percent (20 votes),

* Bob Heaton (Republican) -- 60.5 percent (161 votes).

A total of 266 answered this question with 76 skipping it.

On Thursday, The Times replaced the poll with a new one, specifically designed for results regarding the possibility of a wheel tax being implemented in Clay County.

The poll went live at approximately 9:45 a.m., Thursday.

Those wishing to explain their answer in the poll may do so via e-mail to scoop1j@gmail.com.


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I'm surprised Romney, Lugar, and Buchson are all doing so well here. I would have expected a stronger Tea Party showing.

Also interesting - nearly 70% of Hoosiers support a Republican for President, 75% for Senate, yet Gregg narrowly leads Pence for Governor. Interesting.

-- Posted by j94hawk on Mon, Apr 30, 2012, at 12:59 AM

I am intimately involved with the Risk campaign and never heard about this poll. The Brazil Times reaches a narrow few, so "unscientific" is putting it mildly. It's a collective few in readership and nothing more.

Actually, a SCIENTIFIC poll, which was run throughout the district, shows that Risk has edged Bucshon.

-- Posted by mewsic01 on Mon, May 7, 2012, at 1:31 PM


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