The Votes Are In

Here’s how you voted in our U.S. Presidential Election poll yesterday:

PollDaddy Presidential Poll

Barack Obama and Joe Biden: 69%
John McCain and Sarah Palin: 24%
Ralph Nader and Matt Gonzalez: 3%
Robert Barr and Wayne Root: 2%
Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente: 1%
Charles Baldwin and Darrell Castle: 1%

And here are the actual results, as of 12 p.m. PST today:

Barack Obama and Joe Biden: 52%
John McCain and Sarah Palin: 46%
Ralph Nader and Matt Gonzalez: 1%
Robert Barr and Wayne Root: 1%
Charles Baldwin and Darrell Castle: 0%
Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente: 0%

It looks like while the percentage of WordPress votes varies from the actual election results, the rank of candidates is almost identical. The only exception is the bottom two tickets: You pushed McKinney ahead of Baldwin by the eensy margin of one vote, while Baldwin fared better than McKinney in the real election by about 30,000 votes. But I’m no statistician, so I’ll let you do your own analysis beyond that :)

Thanks for casting your votes with us yesterday, and props to those in the U.S. who wore their stickers with pride.

To see a cool graph like the one above for your own polls, along with other extras, log in to PollDaddy.com with the same email address you use for your WordPress.com username.

Note: While comments on this post are open, they will be moderated carefully. Please keep your comments pertinent to the poll process and the relationship between WordPress community results and actual U.S. results. One-word comments and comments that only include statements about a particular candidate will not be approved.


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  1. -Rob

    “It looks like while the percentage of WordPress votes varies from the actual election results, the rank of candidates is almost identical.”

    Um, yeah… I’ll say. Though I suppose you could say the same even if the results had been

    78% Obama
    5% McCain

    So apart from proving that WP.com users lean left… what else is this supposed to show?

    Could you correlate the data above with party self-identification, age, marital status, religious affiliation, and income? Now that would be interesting to see.

    -rsh

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  3. pkab

    How many percentage are 2.925 votes divided by whole US WP Users?

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  4. Walski en ik

    In most European polls there was even a bigger victory for Obama than in this US WP-poll. And compared to most European parties the Democrats are like right wing. But we don’t care, just knock down that recession you started! And save the environment. And make a better life for more people. Yes you can!

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  5. igetpersonal

    Wow, this is my first time voting and I’ve never seen such a “not-so-close” race. :P

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  6. yourworldyourchange

    Good Job America, the rest of the world thanks you!!!

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  7. Monte

    Rob – internet users, as a group, lean left. And of those of both persuasions who are internet users (according to Bill Tancer in the excellent Click), right-leaning users connect to many fewer information sources – and sources more limited to sites that share their political ideology – than do left-leaning netsters.

    No surprise, then, that WordPress users would reflect the views of people on the web generally. And it’s not because WordPress has been taken over by the liberal mafiosi.

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