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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.

Survey Results, Old and New

Today, we have a glimpse at our new survey results on the role that education played in influencing people’s voting choices in the midterm elections, as well as a look back at our survey on the success the Obama administration has achieved in the area of education, which has gained quite a few more responses since our report at the end of August.

First, let’s take a look back. Here is a chart showing the preliminary results on the August survey, the intended-to-be final report at the end of August, and the current figures. As before, obscene remarks have been deleted, while “Other” response that are related to education, but not clearly “yes” or “no” have been allowed to stand, but not included in the “yes” or “no” count.

Notice that while the results were similar overall during August (approximately 3/4 voting “No” and 1/4 voting “Yes,” the proportions now are closer to 2/3 “No” and 1/3 “Yes.”

In this second summary chart, the responses have been ranked. Notice that while the “No” answers were ranked 1, 2, and 3 at the end of August, they are back to being 1, 2, and 5, with “Yes” answers taking 3rd and 4th place, as they did in mid-August.

Here, now is a first look at our November survey results. If you haven’t yet shared your response with us, please don’t forget to vote here!

Glad, for once, to see 0% in a poll!