A hundred and sixteen people chimed in on Leaven for the Loaf’s unscientific poll about the U.S. Senate race. It’s fair to say that no consensus emerged.
If the election for U.S. Senate were held today, for whom would you vote?
- Scott Brown 31.03%
- Jeanne Shaheen 1.72% (two whole votes!)
And that leaves 67.25% who are not going to back either of the major candidates. It’s a close race, if the real polls are to be believed. Someone’s going to be sorry about not attracting those pro-life votes. Or maybe – and this might be a stretch – someone’s already getting ready to whine about how social conservatives cost the Republican a seat.
(Just a thought: If social conservatives in general and pro-lifers in particular are truly valued by a candidate, they won’t be treated as scapegoats.)
How about the two-thirds of poll respondents who didn’t pick Shaheen or Brown?
- Write in an unspecified pro-life candidate: 22.41%
- Write in an unspecified candidate for an issue other than life: 12.93%
- Leave that spot on the ballot blank: 6.9%
- Other (specified): 25%
Interesting collection of “others”: 16 votes for John Stark (the gang at GraniteGrok will be happy to hear this), 3 votes for John Langdon (ditto), 4 for Bob Smith, two “write in None of the Above,” two “holding my nose” (but then voting for whom???), one for Russ Payne, and one “hate Brown, hate Shaheen more.” Make of that what you will.