Monday, December 31, 2007
Surprise Democratic Presidential Poll Winner in Virginia
In an online poll sponsored by the Virginia Democratic Party, the Ohio congressman snagged the top spot.
With the voting ended and the results of nearly 7000 responses in, Kucinich captured first place with 30% of the votes. Hillary Rodham Clinton followed in second place with 27% of the votes, and the rest of the Democratic contenders lined up under in totals under 15%.
The Democratic Party of Virginia poll was conducted between December 20and 23. The question was simple: If the Virginia Democratic presidential primary were held today, which of the six Democratic candidates would you vote for? It should beDennis Kucinich was the winner. In fact, even as polling continued pastthe deadline, Kucinich has maintained his lead over his rivals. This bode swell for the candidate and his supporters across America as the February 12presidential primary date in Virginia nears, with a substantial 103delegates at stake. (Results are available at http://www.vademocrats.org/.)
noted that Chris Dodd was not included in the poll choices because he had not filed with the State Board of Elections by the December 14, 5:00 PM deadline.
Why should voters be limited to Hillary, Obama and Edwards??? Truth be told, many Dems like Richardson; or Dodd; or Biden; and obviously, Kucinich, too. In fact, The Nation, "one of the country's leading political publications, concluded an editorial recently by stating, 'In his stands on the issues, Dennis Kucinich comes closest to embodying the ideals of this magazine.'"
Virginians vote just one short week after Super Tuesday; and if the presidential candidate field is as muddled then as it is today, Old Dominion just might make political history as they did when they elected Jim Webb to the Senate by putting principle over created media buzz and helping ferry the best candidate to the White House.