Roger L. Simon

Pajamas Media Presidential Straw Poll is up

What does it mean? I don’t know. We all know the criticisms of Internet polls (skewed audiences, technical manipulation, etc.). We’re trying to fight that, at least somewhat. But what interests me is the possibility that, by breaking this into weekly polls, we may be able to track trends in the electorate. Obama’s up this week, makes a gaffe, down next week. So it goes.

I also enjoy, in a macabre way, the idea that people are encouraged to vote in both parties. Some folks will brake out in hives over that. But speaking as one who has voted for candidates in both parties on the real election day, I can promise you – it doesn’t hurt. And the ability to judge a person on his or her merits, not political party, is empowering.

If you haven’t voted yet, go here. And then come back and do it again next week.