Ron Paul nosed past Fred Thompson in the last week’s Pajamas Poll on the Republican side. So far Paul has shown himself to be an Internet-only phenomenon, not registering above two percent in any national polls and usually less. Richardson continues to lead Dems.
On the question of which candidates get to be in the poll, Pajamas Media continues to receive requests from supporters of a long list of candidates to have their favorites included. Some of these candidates are quite well known, but others we have never even heard of. We want to be as open as possible, but we have to draw the line somewhere to keep our poll credible and to do so on an evenhanded basis. For that reason, some time ago Pajamas Media announced that our baseline for inclusion would be that the candidate must have one percent in the most recent Gallup Poll. That rule remains in force and the candidate list readjusted accordingly every Sunday night.
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