"Knowledge will forever govern ignorance

 and a people who mean to be their own governors

 must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives."

Monday, September 12, 2005

How Do You Base Your Vote?

Roberto at Dynamobuzz and the NJ Conservative have posts about the latest Corzine – Forester poll numbers in the 2005 New Jersey Governor's race. The numbers for Doug Forrester don’t look good at this point, but what is really upsetting, is that people have no understanding of each candidate’s platform.

While the majority of potential voters in the poll cited property taxes as the top problem in the state, only one-third of voters had heard about either candidate’s property tax "reduction" plan. If two-thirds of those polled are not familiar with Forrester’s 30 % reduction in property taxes plan versus Corzine’s for a 10% increase in property tax rebates, what are the odds people are familiar with any other issue or candidate position?

It would seem people are basing their preference for Governor on something other than facts. God help us.



3 Comments:

At 9:10 PM, Anonymous Jim - PRS said...

Things like facts have never tripped the New Jersey voting sheeple.

 
At 9:22 PM, Anonymous Bob said...

Or people understand it is just another poll and their answers are very loose. I know folks who purposely provide conflicting/false information on polls.

Really, what does a poll tell us now? What about the ones from two months ago?

 
At 9:34 PM, Blogger Enlighten said...

Two months ago 10% of the Democrats polled were not familiar with the name Jon Corzine. That tid bit was not comforting either.

 

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