Voting (over and over) is just a click away

By Jeff Horwitz
Published October 6, 2004 10:43PM (EDT)

For everyone who felt left out by the exclusive CBS "insta-poll" last night, there is another way to let your opinion be known online.

Sure, Internet polls are totally unscientific, but they do demonstrate the size of each campaign's online supporter presence. Last night, fans of John Edwards' debate performance came out on top. Though Fox News' results gave Cheney the advantage by just 50-47, MSNBC had Edwards winning a 60-40 victory. And Wall Street Journal readers must be decidedly more liberal than the paper's Op-Ed page, because according to its online poll, Edwards crushed Cheney, 88-9.

If you're interested in voting, it's not too late: the Political Strategy blog has links to a number of the larger polls that are still open.

Why should you bother? Well, networks like MSNBC do mention the results on the air, which theoretically might influence other voters. And you'll also help cast a vote of confidence in the networks' online business model -- at last count, over 2.2 million ballots had been cast on the MSNBC site.

Jeff Horwitz

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