Sunday, February 26, 2006

Reader Poll II

We had a pretty successful reader poll last month. It’s time we did it again.

1) Do you live in the district? If so, which county? If not, which state?

2) How excited are you about the following declared candidates? (Rate them 1-10, with 10 being very excited, and a 1 being not excited at all. Put an X by any candidate you know too little about to rate. If you participated in the last reader poll, please put your previous answers in parentheses. Go here to see the various responses to the last poll.)

Steve Filson
Jerry McNerney
Steve Thomas
Pete McCloskey

3) By the end of the primary, how much time (in hours or hours per week) and/or money do you plan on spending to elect one of these candidates? How much time and/or money have you already spent trying to get one of these candidates elected?

4) In five words or less, describe yourself politically. (If you participated in the last reader poll, please use the same description.)

5) How often do you come to Say No to Pombo?

6) How useful, on a scale of 1-10, with 1 being down right useless and 10 being incredibly useful, do you find Say No to Pombo?

7) Feel free to append any additional comments.

24 Comments:

Anonymous vicki said...

What the hell...I'll be first.

1) Do you live in the district? If so, which county? If not, which state?

No...I live in Alameda County tho, just over the hill, about 6 minutes away from Dublin. (I like to do all my shopping there...if that makes any difference)

2) How excited are you about the following declared candidates?

Steve Filson -5
Jerry McNerney +10
Steve Thomas +3

3)how much time?
I am a full time volunteer staff person for McNerney. I have given some money, but I have more time than dollars, so that's what I give.

4) In five words or less, describe yourself politically.

Pragmatic progressive Democrat with a streak of idealism. I know that's more than 5 words...so shoot me.

5) How often do you come to Say No to Pombo?

4 x a week

6) How useful, on a scale of 1-10, with 1 being down right useless and 10 being incredibly useful, do you find Say No to Pombo?

9

Thanks Matt for keeping this going and for your dedication to defeating Pombo. Thanks to all the others, that stay on top of "pombo news". He's absolutely deplorable and hopefully we get the right candidate elected that can kick his arse.

11:25 AM, February 26, 2006  
Blogger cali said...

1) Do you live in the district? If so, which county? If not, which state?

No, I live in CA district 4. Very interested in getting rid of the Doolittle-Pombo Combo.

2) How excited are you about the following declared candidates?

Steve Filson 5
Jerry McNerney 8
Steve Thomas X
Pete McCloskey 9.5

3) By the end of the primary, how much time (in hours or hours per week) and/or money do you plan on spending to elect one of these candidates? How much time and/or money have you already spent trying to get one of these candidates elected?

I will be limited to posting info about Pombo on my blog -- especially when Pombo & Doolittle are linked together in some anti-democratic scheme. My first priority is to Dump Doolittle.

4) In five words or less, describe yourself politically. (If you participated in the last reader poll, please use the same description.)

Pragmatically progessive.

5) How often do you come to Say No to Pombo?

On average, once a week.

6) How useful, on a scale of 1-10, with 1 being down right useless and 10 being incredibly useful, do you find Say No to Pombo?

8 (would be a ten but there is a clear bias for a particular candidate) The writing is excellent.

11:35 AM, February 26, 2006  
Blogger Delta said...

1. Yes, Santa Clara

2. McCloskey 10
McNerney 8
Filson 2
Thomas 2

3. I spend most of my time describing issues and strategies the affect the race. I will continue to do this / about 2 hrs per day, every day.

4. Can't remember what I said. Read my blogger ID.

5. At least once a day, more if I am posting or commenting.

6. It keeps me up to date on Filson vs. McNerney. Give it a 7.
It gives me a way to suggest things that need to be done or looked at. Give it a 9.

7. While the discussion is good on some matters, I fail to see that comments are being turned into action. It is often better to find other venues to suggest the things that really might make a difference.
In other words, this blog is mostly preaching to the choir.

12:42 PM, February 26, 2006  
Blogger jlwolff said...

1) No, district 10, Lafayette.
2) Steve Filson 2
Jerry McNerney 9
Steve Thomas 5
Pete McCloskey 7
3) I'm a student so I don't know how much time I'll be able to give but I hope to become more involved.
4) A dedicated progressive young Democrat
5)Daily
6)9

2:39 PM, February 26, 2006  
Anonymous Some Guy said...

1) Do you live in the district? If so, which county? If not, which state?

Yes, San Joaquin.

2) How excited are you about the following declared candidates?

Steve Filson 10
Jerry McNerney 0
Steve Thomas 3
Pete McCloskey 1

3) By the end of the primary, how much time (in hours or hours per week) and/or money do you plan on spending to elect one of these candidates? How much time and/or money have you already spent trying to get one of these candidates elected?

I haven't given any money yet, but I do plan to make small contributions as I can. I previously devoted a few hours to McNerney, but the last few times I have seen all three candidates, my opinions have gradually changed. I plan on volunteering for the Filson campaign now. As the election gets closer, I plan on freeing up my weekends so I can spend them volunteering.

4) In five words or less, describe yourself politically.

Democrat

5) How often do you come to Say No to Pombo?

I probably browse it about twice a week or so.

6) How useful, on a scale of 1-10, with 1 being down right useless and 10 being incredibly useful, do you find Say No to Pombo?

Eh, about a 5. It's good sometimes to find out about events and people's take on the candidates. However, I feel it should be renamed as the "We Love Jerry And Will Spin Everything To Make Jerry Look Good And Filson Look Bad" Blog.

3:28 PM, February 26, 2006  
Anonymous vicki said...

Maybe it's not spin. Might be something worth considering. If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck, it might actually be a duck.

Just at thought

4:16 PM, February 26, 2006  
Anonymous Some Guy said...

Thanks for your "thought", but coming from a McNerney staffer, that means absolutely nothing.

5:49 PM, February 26, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1)
No, Alameda County

2)
Steve Filson 2
Jerry McNerney 8
Steve Thomas 4

3) I'll do what I can, but I'll tell ya, Filson's non-position on Iraq (see the Hayward Democratic Club thread) might just force me to spend a few more weekends working for one of his opponents. Hard to believe his head is still stuck in the sand.

4)
pragmatic progressive democrat

5) How often do you come to Say No to Pombo?
more often recently

6) 9

I like it. It seems to be one of the few places where the commentary on the campaign from the main-pagers is consistently worth reading and folks provide substantive comments.

6:48 PM, February 26, 2006  
Blogger progressivedem11 said...

1) Yes, San Joaquin.

2)
Steve Filson 0 (1)
Jerry McNerney 9 (8)
Steve Thomas 5 (4)
Pete McCloskey 6 (6)

3) I hope to spend at least a couple hours preferably 5-10, depending on what my schedule permits. I've given under a hundred dollars last year, and will try to do the same before the primary, as well as get other people to contribute time an money.

4) Progressive Democrat

5) Now tha I have a feed reader, haha, whenever a new blog is up to read and I've got time to read it.

6) 8

7) Just keep up the good work.

7:32 PM, February 26, 2006  
Anonymous Rick said...

1). Contra Costa County portion of CA-11

2).

Filson - 9
McNerney - 5
Thomas - 1
McCloskey - 2

3). TBD

9:38 PM, February 26, 2006  
Blogger DownWithTyranny said...

1- I live in Los Angeles, but my best friend's brother lives in Stockton.

2-Filson- 0
McNerney- 10
Thomas- 4
McCloskey- 4

3-I blog and I write about Pombo and McNerney a lot. I've also written about Filson (and other candidates around the country that Rahm Emanuel tries imposing on districts( and about McCloskey. I'm waiting for Matt to give me the word and I'll contribute to McNerney's campaign.

4-Indepent-minded anti-fascist

5-daily

6- Very useful when I'm researching a story on Pombo. Somewhat useful when I'm looking for rest and relaxation

9:53 PM, February 27, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Contra Costa, not part of the 11th CD
2. Filson 7
McNerney 3
Thomas 4
McCloskey 5 (He'd be a Democrat if he was starting out now)
3. Will spend on this, amount unknown at this point.
4. Progressive Democrat
5. Weekly
6. Very useful, 9
7. Whatever happens we really must win this seat for Democrats. I really don't care which one wins as long as they WIN. That's why I switched from Jerry M to Filson

Dave
Lafayette CA

5:45 AM, February 28, 2006  
Blogger Amy said...

1) Do you live in the district? If so, which county? If not, which state?
Yes, in Dublin (Alameda County).

2) How excited are you about the following declared candidates?
Steve Filson 0
Jerry McNerney 9
Steve Thomas X
Pete McCloskey 5

3) By the end of the primary, how much time...
I volunteer my design skills to Jerry's campaign & give $50-100 at a time. I have the distinction of being his first non-family contributor back in the write-in days. So call me biased.

4) In five words or less, describe yourself politically.
anti-social progressive helper

5) How often do you come to Say No to Pombo?
1-2 times/month (but will probably come more often now), I have to space out my visits because any talk about Pombo makes me constipated.

6) How useful, on a scale of 1-10, with 1 being down right useless and 10 being incredibly useful, do you find Say No to Pombo?
6, but I haven't visited enough to say for sure

7) Feel free to append any additional comments.
My first post here, I'm glad that there are people talking openly about defeating Pombo.

11:20 AM, February 28, 2006  
Anonymous some guy said...

FYI, that "some guy" who commented above is not the same one who has commented several times before (aka me). I thought these names were meant to identify, not confuse... especially when you're going to use the tone of their second post. There is an "Anonymous" choice for a reason.

So here's mine:

1) No, I'm a concerned East Coaster in VA. Unfortunately Pombo's influence reaches outside of CA-11.

2)
Filson 5
McNerney 7
Thomas - don't feel i know him well enough yet.
McCloskey 9 - I like his straight forwardness

3) I do work concerning several races including this one.

4) Progressive with slowly fading idealism

5) several times a day

6) 10 - even if there is a bias, the dissemination of information is invaluable.

7) it's up to the individual to do something with that information.

11:32 AM, February 28, 2006  
Blogger Yankee said...

1) I live in Connecticut, land of steady habits and Joe Lieberman.

2) Steve Filson 0
Jerry McNerney 10
Steve Thomas 0
Pete McCloskey 5

3) I can't spend much time directly helping the candidate of my choice, due to geographical constraints. But, I have spent several hundreds of dollars in campaign contributions.

4) I'm a lifelong liberal Democrat.

5) I read SNTP every day, it helps me keep up with the campaign and issues - not something that the Hartford Courant usually prints. It has useful links to local press when relevant articles are published.

6) On a usefulness scale of 1-10, I give SNTP about a 9. The only better source is telephone or email conversations with my brother, who lives in the district and is politically active.

2:28 PM, February 28, 2006  
Anonymous Erik S said...

1: No San Antonio Tx

2: McCloskey +10
McNerry +8

3: About an hour a week on Various Blogs

4: Moderate

5: 3x a week

6: 9

Keep up the good work!

6:24 PM, February 28, 2006  
Blogger Matt Ortega said...

1) I live in Tucson, Arizona (AZ-08) but I am an absentee voter of Danville, California

2) I do not know anything about Pombo's opponents.

3) Depends

4) Left-of-center Democrat

5) Couple times a week (Say No to Pombo is blogrolled at my blog, TGS)

6) 10 (I disdain Pombo with all my being)

7:11 PM, March 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow. is it worth the money they are paying you? none of these folks are even from the district.
next thing you know youll have to do a campaign meeting in Berkley.

8:46 PM, March 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. 2% of a buck again (hi to all of my faithful readers...;) with another poll that you might be interested in, from the Tracy Press blogs, courtesy of Nick J:

======================
February 28, 2006
Who's polling in CA-11?
Rumor is someone conducted a poll last week in the 11th District gauging voter preference among the congressional candidates -- Democrats Steve Filson, Jerry McNerney and Steve Thomas and Republican Pete McCloskey -- and incumbent Rep. Richard Pombo.

I'm not sure who conducted the poll or what the results were (if they've even been compiled yet). If you got a call from a pollster last week or if you know who's surveying voter sentiment, e-mail me [njuliano(at)tracypress(dot)com] or leave a comment.
=======================

Who could be so concerned about the lay of the land THREE full months before a primary to waste at least $5-10K on a poll when most voters don't even know most of the names besides Pombo yet?

Any guesses, progressives?

$.02 out.

9:34 PM, March 01, 2006  
Blogger Dyre42 said...

Thanks! The internet needs more snarky comments from spineless people who don't think usernames are anonymous enough.

11:17 PM, March 01, 2006  
Anonymous Morgan Hill Deanite said...

1) Do you live in the district? If so, which county? If not, which state?

Yes, Santa Clara County (Morgan Hill).

2) How excited are you about the following declared candidates? (Rate them 1-10, with 10 being very excited, and a 1 being not excited at all. Put an X by any candidate you know too little about to rate. If you participated in the last reader poll, please put your previous answers in parentheses. Go here to see the various responses to the last poll.)

Steve Filson 2
Jerry McNerney 7
Steve Thomas 1
Pete McCloskey 1

3) By the end of the primary, how much time (in hours or hours per week) and/or money do you plan on spending to elect one of these candidates? maybe 4 hours and $100

How much time and/or money have you already spent trying to get one of these candidates elected?

0

4) In five words or less, describe yourself politically. (If you participated in the last reader poll, please use the same description.)

Dean Democrat

5) How often do you come to Say No to Pombo?

once a week

6) How useful, on a scale of 1-10, with 1 being down right useless and 10 being incredibly useful, do you find Say No to Pombo?

10--very useful..

7) Feel free to append any additional comments.

I see McNerney wining in the primary. At this point I have three major hopes:

1. Let's hope McCloskey gets enough votes from GOPers fed up enough with Bush-Cheney-Pombo so that Jerry McNerney can peel off some of them and squeak through to victory. Filson simply does not have the ground troops or visibility to make much difference.

2. Let's hope that the McNerney campaign suddenly becomes more articulate and exciting and organized so that it will start to get free publicity.

3. And finally, let's hope that McCloskey endorses and campaigns for McNerney this summer and fall. McCloskey's endorsement of McNerney would be the most meaningful of them all, because it would bring in more centrist and disaffected GOP voters and again, free publicity.

I would give the chances of removing Pombo from office at this point 45%, the same amount of votes the Demo challenger would get if the election were held today. We must do more and there must be more of us. I would love to see endorsements from groups that might be seen as Pombo's base, but are turned off by the ethical and political faux pas of this administration and its many screwed up policies.

Here's an off-the-wall idea. How about getting Bill Clinton to come out to campaign for Jerry--after the primary, of course. Let me explain. I want Jerry to spend more time on the economic issues and why Pombo is far out of step with the 11th on that. An "It's the economy, stupid" approach would attract more attention than appealing only to environmentalists and would solidify the union backing even more, and get the attention of the majority of this district who are having tough times. This would repeat the theme that worked so well with Clinton in 1992 here in California, reaching across party lines.

1:14 PM, March 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. yes, SJC
2. mcnerney- 4 (he lost, right?)
filson- 9
thomas- 1
mccloskey- 5
3. none so far.
4. gun-owning Democrat
5. twice a week, maybe
6. I think this site would do well to stay true to its name and focus on Pombo. The second rate ramblings about the imagined machinations and back room dealings of Filson's people are a distraction and do nothing but hurt us all. support who you want to, but please don't lash out against other Democrats in fear and/or jealousy. Especially if you live in Berkeley. SO: on anti-pombo stuff-8, on democratic primary stuff-1.

With all that said, I hope yall can get back to the good stuff. or at least make solid arguments on McNerney's behalf in a positive way, without poopooing other candidates. Otherwise you're just preaching to the choir, and shutting peoples minds and wallets when it comes to the general. thanks for the service fellas (and ladies, if you're out there)
-cwp

3:56 PM, March 02, 2006  
Anonymous nicholas said...

^^bait alert...bait alert^^


:-D

8:02 AM, March 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pombo is going to mop the floor with your fine stable of third tier candidates.

3:54 PM, March 07, 2006  

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