July 13, 2009

Polling Colorado: Taking Colorado's Political Temperature July 2009

Do you think that Colorado's Supreme Court is, on balance, too partisan?

Are TEA Parties an effective method of voicing opinions on the size of government and taxation?

Is Health Care reform, also known as “single payer” program, on balance a good idea?

Do you dislike party labels?

How about the primary race for Colorado Governor? Are you amazed by Maes? Should Ritter move over for McInnis? Or is Penry your pick?

Same for US Senate--Is Wiens a winner? Are you a Frazier fanatic? Team Tidwell? Backing Buck?

Let us know--Help Reveal Colorado’s Political Temperature!

It’s the middle of the summer. The limelight surrounding Colorado politics is hazy. Blogs like this one experience a yawn in their already modest traffic. It’s time for something new to talk about. And if you can’t report the news or comment the news, it’s time to make a little news. And time to take the online temperature of Colorado political activists about the leading issues and candidates of the day — in our state and nationwide.

Ben DeGrow and I have commissioned and fashioned a survey that we hope you will take 10 minutes or so to complete — especially if you’re from Colorado. We didn’t want to make another run-of-the-mill quick-hit poll. We want to take it a little more in-depth.

Click here to take the July 2009 Colorado online political survey

Your opinion counts. Take a few moments to make it happen. Not only show your support for candidates, but also let us know where you stand on key issues and give us some honest prognostication about the 2010 elections. The survey won’t be there forever, only until next Friday, July 17, 5 PM local Mountain time . . . Thanks for participating! We’ll get back to you with the results soon. Stay tuned.

Original press release:
July 9, 2009

Time to Take Colorado's Political Temperature
Right-Leaning Bloggers Want to Know Where YOU Stand!

Two of Colorado's most established and respected conservative voices in the political blogosphere invite the state's political observers and activists to share their opinions in an online survey to shed light on current state and national issues, candidates, and trends. The survey takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

The survey is available online at:

“This isn't your run-of-the-mill, quick-click, random straw poll. We have created a user-friendly survey that goes a little more in-depth,” said Michael Sandoval, also known as El Presidente, of the blog Slapstick Politics (http://slapstickpolitics.blogspot.com). “With enough people adding their two cents, we may gain some useful insights into the state of play for some major races heading into 2010.”

Recipients are invited not only to take the survey, but also to pass it on to anyone they know who might appreciate the opportunity. Only one vote per computer or unique IP will be allowed to help ensure accuracy.

“We hope to hear from as many Coloradans as possible who pay attention to the political scene—the movers and shakers at all levels, anyone who has opinions and insights and cares about the future of our great state and country,” said Ben DeGrow of the blog Mount Virtus (http://bendegrow.com). “Besides, some kind of fresh online news has to break us out of these summer doldrums and give us a little hope.”

The survey will be open until Friday, July 17, 5 PM local time. The survey is not affiliated with any political candidate, political party organization, or any third-party entity.

Sandoval and DeGrow are both members of the Rocky Mountain Alliance 2.0 (http://rma2.blogspot.com) and the People's Press Collective (http://peoplespresscollective.org), informal networks of Right-leaning, pro-liberty new media activists in Colorado. Poll editing graciously provided by Mary Ila MacFarlane.

Michael Sandoval, tabascoii-at-gmail.com
Ben DeGrow, bendegrow-at-gmail.com

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