Below is a press release I received. First we need to define terms. If a single person or small group votes over and over again in the same poll then that is spamming. It is not spamming if sites supportive of Ron Paul direct their readers to a poll to vote as we often do here at Conservative Times. Since some here don’t necessarily support Paul, we usually don’t even say “go here and vote for Paul.” These polls reflect the intensity of Paul’s support, not its total size. But I guarantee you that the intensity of Paul’s Internet supporters is the envy of the other campaigns.
So the “Paul’s support is all illusionary” crowd, such as John Hawkins at Right Wing (sic) News, need to be corrected when they recklessly allege “spamming.” They are whistling past the graveyard.
Ron Paul Gets 91% in Straw Poll; Not the Work of Spammers
Popular online web site dedicated to election polls proves that the online support of Ron Paul is legitimate and not the work of spammers.
Washington D.C. (PRWEB) May 29, 2007 — USAElectionPolls.com ran its first ever straw poll on May 27, 2007. The poll read as follows “Who’s Your Republican of Choice?” and the possible choices were Fred Thompson, Ron Paul, Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, and Mitt Romney.
Of the 342 that participated in the straw poll, Ron Paul received 310 votes (91%).
The authors of USAElectionPolls.com admit that because this is an unscientific poll, there is no correlationbetween these results and the true feelings of voters in America as a whole.
David Terr of USAElectionPolls.com did want to disprove the commonly held belief that the reason Ron Paul does well in Internet polls is the result of spammers. He says “the users voting in these polls come from allacross the United States. Fox News tried to suggest that Ron Paul’s popularity was confined to a group of friends in a dorm room who just click on every poll. It could not be further from the truth.”
The users of USAElectionPolls.com will be resetting their polls on a daily basis. It is expected that once the whole electorate becomes interested in the 2008 election, Ron Paul will drop in these online straw polls.
For more information on the web traffic statistics, go to http://www.usaelectionpolls.com/2008/articles/ron-paul-fox-news.html
To see how well Ron Paul is doing in the scientific polls, go to