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Update on Election Survey

With 9 days left to vote in our survey on the 2010 mid-term elections, here’s an update on the voting so far.

Our initial report came with 51 voters, and this is what the percentages looked like then:

We now have nearly 6 times as many responses.

The biggest changes are to the first two categories: those who didn’t vote and those for whom education is the top consideration. The first increased; the second decreased.

The increase in the first category is explained both by the fact that the 2010 turnout rate according to the United States Election Project was 40.3%. The upturn in the first answer, therefore, may mean that our survey is actually more representative. To assure its accuracy, however, we would also have to know how many “I didn’t vote” answers were attributed to voters and how many to people who were interested in the survey but are not eligible to vote, for whatever reason.

While “Education was the top consideration” remains the top choice at this point, it’s drop is not surprising in a more diverse audience.

We’re hoping for as large a show as possible, so if you haven’t voted yet, please do so here.

Election Day, 2010 Survey Announced

Election Day brought mixed results in a lot of respects, both nationally and locally, and left us with a Congress and President who are going to need to have a conversation and compromise in order to move forward.

As many Americans are reflecting on what led to these results and what the road ahead holds, we want to take a look at the election from the standpoint of education.

Please take our one-question survey to let us know about the role education issues played in your voting in these mid-term elections. There are six set answers and—as always—an opportunity to provide an answer and explanation under “Other.”

You can take the survey right here on the site or go to Survey Monkey

Going back to our August survey on the Obama Administration, which I reported results for on August 31, people have continued to vote. When I wrote up the report, there had been 167 usable votes. Now, there are 457.

The question was: Do you think the Obama administration and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan are doing a good job of leading the country in the right direction with education?

It seems like a lot of people continue to have something to say, so I’ll be doing another report next week, providing the new totals, and comparing the percentages from August 31 with the current picture.

Will the favored answer from August 31—

No, the federal government should be moving towards less involvement in education, rather than more.—

which received 27.5% of the vote, remain the favorite?

Visit next week to see the updated results. In the meantime, don’t forget the current survey.