Yesterday I received an e-mail from a friend in Arizona, an e-mail that he asked me to pass it along. It’s a very uncomplicated survey posted by one of the best-known (but less watched) cable news channels—MSNBC, often referred to as PMSNBC by Rush Limbaugh. The survey asks for viewers to answer a question by voting on it.
The survey consists of just one question, and you will be asked to vote yes or no—up or down, so to speak, depending on your political priorities. When you cast your vote you’ll immediately be shown the total number of votes cast, including yours, and the percentages of each answer in relation to the total votes cast. I was amazed by the results and trust me—you will be also. Oh, and one more thought—don’t bother trying to vote multiple times as some do in our national elections—in this case it can’t be done, at least not with the same e-mail name—I know because I tried it!
The e-mail subject: Please answer this ONE QUESTION, then pass it along!
The e-mail text: A left-leaning, questionable meta-news site but worth a vote.
That concludes my friend’s e-mail—that which follows is mine:
Click the above URL in order to vote. Just in case you choose to not join the discussion and vote, here’s how the totals looked following my vote—now tell me you’re not amazed!
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Here are the results of voting following my vote—that final 5 in the total is mine!
June 22, 2010 at 5:51 am
Up to 96% vs 4% on 6-21-2010. But what do we know, we’re just average citizens. Look how wrong we were with the health care bill.
June 22, 2010 at 9:11 am
As for being average citizens, I don’t believe you and I are average. The fact that we are paying attention to this puts us well above average. Thanks for the visit and the comment, and thanks for bringing me up to date with the percentages.