Have you ever participated in one of those lame “polls” on the web? They are the kind that record your IP address, but do not require you to register or provide any sort of personal information. Furthermore they are open to the entire public on the web, so there are no controls to limit the sample size or double-voting (HERE’S YOUR VOTER FRAUD AMERICA). Needless to say these are the kind of “unscientific” polls that really just reflect the opinions of the people who visit the site and want to click on something. They are essentially pointless for any judge of public opinion outside of which NFL team ESPN viewers think is truly “America’s Team” (answer: The Jaguars).
Well our local newspaper here in Long Beach, the Press Telegram, decided to break from their usually more subtle ass-kissing of Republican Congressional Candidate Gary Delong by offering one of these aforementioned polls for their readers to click. Unfortunately for the hacks over at the PT, the guy they endorsed started to lose, and lose very badly as the day passed by. Here’s a screenshot of Delong losing at 1pm on 9/16:
Boy that doesn’t look good for Delong. Did he recover in time for a respectable showing when the poll results were published the next day? Well let’s see:
And it’s gone. Seems like the PT laid waste to the entire poll when their very Maverick-ery candidate started to lose by 50 or so points. Kind of lame even for a newspaper that admitted to just re-publishing Delong’s white paper on gay marriage and abortion without asking him a single question about his position.
I guess that the forth estate in Long Beach apparently is in foreclosure.