Last Friday we launched our first unscientific AZ Senate Primary poll and the results were interesting to say the least. The poll was open for 24 hours and was open to all online voters. While many are dismissive of online polls as unscientific, the importance of the poll is to gauge a general interest among Arizona activists who make phone calls, knock on doors, and are the most engaged in Arizona politics. The primary purpose of these poll is to measure the probability of prospective campaigns and distinguish what we would believe to end up as an ‘also-ran’ versus true viability.
First, there were 730 ‘respondents’ to our poll but upon review of IP addresses and locations we knew there was rampant Paulbotesque ballot stuffing. While we cannot say with certainty that there are not over 200 American citizens who can vote in Liberia, Moldova, The Netherlands, Sweden, Luxembourg, and a host of other nations — all which voted for McCain, we are going on the assumption that there was some nefarious double-voting/IP masking going on. Therefore to get a clearer picture we scrubbed all foreign IPs and multiple votes out of the tally as we know that many supporters use websites and programs such as Tor Browser that mask IPs to allow a person to vote multiple times from foreign IP addresses. Once we removed the double votes and international IPs, we were left with 198 American respondents.
The breakdown was:
Rep. Salmon – 62 votes
Liberal Senator John McCain – 54 votes
Rep. Gosar – 51 votes
Rep Schweikert – 31 votes
We further narrowed down the results to include only Arizona voters (scrubbed down to 168 respondents) which paint a very bad picture for Team McCain if he is challenged with a viable primary candidate.
While it shows that McCain and Rep Schweikert is ‘tied’ for last at 17% the hard numbers were as follows:
Rep. Salmon – 54 votes
Rep. Gosar – 53 votes
Rep Schweikert – 29 votes
Liberal Senator John McCain – 28 votes
Yes, the liberal pro-gun control, pro-Amnesty Senator has come in dead last in our 4-way online poll of the most politically active activists in Arizona.
Since last week’s poll, reports have come out that Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward is considering challenging McCain. In our next poll, we will include Sen. Ward to gauge the grassroots support for the Conservative stalwart and keep an eye out for online ballot stuffing and scrub the results as we did here.
If the grassroots have a viable candidate to get behind, the 2016 Arizona Senate Primary may be more interesting and exciting than those of either the GOP’s or the Democratic Party’s nomination for president.
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