AW Ban Poll - We are losing badly


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Russ
May 8, 2003, 10:48 AM
A poll at Atlanta Journal Constitution. "Do you favor extending the ban on assault weapons" When I was there 79% Yes, only 21% No.

http://www.ajc.com/news/content/news/0503/08assaultweapons.html?21189

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foghornl
May 8, 2003, 10:53 AM
The "NO" votes are climbing, but still behind.

DigitalWarrior
May 8, 2003, 10:54 AM
We are catching up

Greg L
May 8, 2003, 10:54 AM
Do you favor extending the ban on semiautomatic assault weapons?
Yes 60% 488
No 40% 330
Total Votes 818

A few dozen more votes should swing things our way a bit.

Greg

(edit - apparently this poll allows multiple votes. Just close the window and click on the link above :evil: )

Leatherneck
May 8, 2003, 10:55 AM
57-43% now. The number is not large, so your vote counts.

TC
TFL Survivor

redhead
May 8, 2003, 10:59 AM
49-51 now. Good job, people!

Desertdog
May 8, 2003, 11:13 AM
55% NO 45% YES
Keep Voting.

Safety First
May 8, 2003, 12:13 PM
60% no 40% yes- keep voting...

Bartholomew Roberts
May 8, 2003, 12:24 PM
59 NO / 41 YES

Pilgrim
May 8, 2003, 02:27 PM
67% No
33% Yes

cobb
May 8, 2003, 03:17 PM
71% no

29% yes

:D

pytron
May 8, 2003, 03:53 PM
75% no

25% yes

:D :D

WonderNine
May 8, 2003, 03:58 PM
Do you favor extending the ban on semiautomatic assault weapons?

As far as I know, you can still buy semiautomatic guns....:rolleyes:

<soccer mom>Yes!! Of course I do! I want them "off the streets"! Who would need such weapons???</soccer mom>

Mizzoutiger
May 8, 2003, 03:59 PM
Come on guys, keep goin!

Gatsu
May 8, 2003, 04:12 PM
No 78%
Yes 22%
:D

Sisco
May 8, 2003, 04:15 PM
79 to 21

FPrice
May 8, 2003, 04:17 PM
Could not access this site, will try again later.

Greg L
May 8, 2003, 04:36 PM
:D

Do you favor extending the ban on semiautomatic assault weapons?
Yes 17% 704
No 83% 3431

gbelleh
May 8, 2003, 04:54 PM
Yes 16% 709
No 84% 3659

QuarterBoreGunner
May 8, 2003, 05:06 PM
Wow- that was a massive shift.


Behold the power of THR.


Or perhaps a perl script? Maybe I'm just paranoid.

MikeK
May 8, 2003, 05:10 PM
No - 85%. I had to reply to become a senior member!

MacPelto
May 8, 2003, 05:23 PM
(edit - apparently this poll allows multiple votes. Just close the window and click on the link above )

Actually, you don't even have to reload the page to enter more than one...if you click 'vote' really fast, it logs each click!
I just rang up some 300 votes in under 2 min.:evil: :evil: :evil:

gun-fucious
May 8, 2003, 05:26 PM
its getting 100 no votes every 3 seconds

i think the FreeRepublic freepers are on board

Yes 14% 711
No 86% 4464
Total Votes _ 5175

Graystar
May 8, 2003, 05:57 PM
Hmmm....the term "skewed" comes to mind...

Sven
May 8, 2003, 06:25 PM
Yes 13% 734
No 87% 5109

TheeBadOne
May 8, 2003, 06:30 PM
Yes 12%

No 88%

Logistar
May 8, 2003, 06:38 PM
Hmmm. Now I wonder if that shift was completely due to THR or if maybe others were a large part of the shift back to "NO".

redhead
May 8, 2003, 06:52 PM
I lost track of how many times I voted :D . And I would imagine the Freeprs were helping out here. They're pretty good at this sort of thing.

TarpleyG
May 8, 2003, 07:08 PM
Like it matters anyway. Do you honestly think it will get ANYONE'S attention other than our's. You're kidding, right.

GT

Logistar
May 8, 2003, 07:13 PM
The only thing is... we win... nothing happens.

But if we "loose" the poll......

"A recent poll at ^*&*&) shows that citizens clearly prefer to extend the ban on assault weapons."

I'd just don't want to give "them" any "ammunition".

Logistar

CZ-75
May 8, 2003, 08:36 PM
(edit - apparently this poll allows multiple votes. Just close the window and click on the link above )

True to their leftist leanings, then - most voters are registered at the graveyard.

Edward429451
May 8, 2003, 08:54 PM
89 to 11%, Quite a shift.:D

Selfdfenz
May 8, 2003, 09:09 PM
Bout 4 or 5 to 1 against.
Must have run out of editorial staff and journalism grad students.
S-

PATH
May 9, 2003, 02:05 AM
92% No

8% Yes


Looks like the good guys are winning!

4570Rick
May 9, 2003, 06:09 AM
Yes...7% 844

No...93% 11256

What good it will do...:confused:

But they know we're here.:D

Mizzoutiger
May 9, 2003, 08:48 PM
Gee, I wonder if anyone's going to think it was tampered with :rolleyes:

Muwahahaha.... 95% to 5%:evil:

SodaPop
May 10, 2003, 12:46 AM
:evil:

general
May 11, 2003, 10:17 AM
Yes 5% 903
No 95% 16645
Total Votes 17548
And the winner is...............

4v50 Gary
May 11, 2003, 04:28 PM
Yes: 908
No: 19946.

Guess we must concede that "they" lost. :)

bbrins
May 11, 2003, 04:38 PM
Yes 4% - 908 votes
No 96% - 20102 votes
TOTAL: 21010 votes

When I started clicking, the total was a little under 18000. I think somebody was there helping me because the number was going up faster than I was clicking.
:neener:

Coronach
May 11, 2003, 07:28 PM
Further proof that this sort of poll is worthless...except as potential propaganda for the "other" side.

So, yeah, I voted. At least once.

Mike :D

voilsb
May 11, 2003, 07:40 PM
I went ahead and gave it a single "yes" vote, not because I in any way support the AWB, but because of the "let's vote 30 times each" attitute evident here.

c'mon guys, just vote once. skewing polls is bad, no matter who's doing the skewing.

MeekandMild
May 11, 2003, 08:56 PM
This poll is kind of pointless as anything less than 80% in favor of ban extension will never see the light of day unless it is spun to be a poll which was ruined by the evil NRA.

The Editorial Page editor for the AJC is Cynthia Tucker. I've never met Chairman Mao nor Stalin, but suspect Cynthia's politics are to the left of both of them. In the new world order I envision her ideal place will be as the commandant of a reeducation camp for conservatives to keep them busy until more soylent green is needed.

Mike Irwin
May 11, 2003, 10:16 PM
Never a smart thing to do to cook the books.

Just gives them more ammunition.

Let the other side resort to petty chicanery to win.

We shouldn't have to.

Mizzoutiger
May 12, 2003, 11:37 AM
Perhaps next time they'll take the time to protect their polling from such conduct. Until then, it's guerilla politics! I'ma lowcrawl up on the next gun poll I see and take it out with mah Kabar.

GSB
May 12, 2003, 01:05 PM
Perhaps next time they'll take the time to protect their polling from such conduct. Until then, it's guerilla politics!

I have to agree with that. Online polls are nothing but an exercise in psy-ops anyway. It's a chance to try to demoralize the opposition. I applaud people who stand on principle on the matter, but frankly if anybody looking at such poll results is naive enough to believe that there is some sort of fair-play at work on either side of these polls, I'm sorry for their gullibility. It's a psychological operation for both sides, pure and simple, and says vastly more about the commitment of one side or the other than it does about any meaningful viewpoints on either side.

foghornl
May 12, 2003, 01:37 PM
Remember to vote in this poll, just as Emperor DICK Daley the First of Chikago, ILL said back in the 60's.....


"Vote Early...Vote Often"

Mizzoutiger
May 12, 2003, 06:52 PM
It's still open... heck! Keep nukin' it!!

Greg L
May 12, 2003, 07:09 PM
This survey is not a scientific sampling and does not reflect the opinion of the general public, but only of those who choose to participate.

Was this little gem underneath the questions in the beginning of the poll? :rolleyes:

Greg

Drjones
May 12, 2003, 07:22 PM
After I humbly submitted my, um....one....vote...it stands at 96% to 4%.


Skewed?

Nah!


:neener:

:evil:

CZ-100
May 12, 2003, 08:25 PM
22,000 + N
900+ Yes

:neener: :neener:

Stevie-Ray
May 12, 2003, 10:11 PM
96% NO 4% yes

Fortyfied
May 12, 2003, 10:46 PM
www.vote.com also has an AWB poll going. That site has a mechanism in place to resist skewing by way of allowing only one vote per e-mail address.

Admiral Thrawn
May 13, 2003, 12:16 AM
Voted.

96% NO.

4% yes.

redhead
May 13, 2003, 12:18 AM
I can't believe that left that poll up with those lopsided results. :rolleyes:

Beorn
May 13, 2003, 12:29 AM
HA HA!

4% Yes

96% No!!!


HA!!!:D

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