People write us from time-to-time and ask why we don’t have a 2008 preference poll like so many other political sites.

Consider Exhibit A: Pajamas Media Presidential Straw Poll

Does anyone really think Bill Richardson has so much support that he’s leading second place Obama 51-10? The GOP side of this particular poll is a bit better with Rudy leading Newt and Romney. But it jumps the track after that.

And come on, three people voted for Gilmore? I’m sorry, but that overstates his support by about 2.

When we find a way to offer a poll that accurately reports the pulse of Internet users and isn’t easily padded, cheated or otherwise manipulated, we’ll gladly join the fun. Tips on how to make a poll work more effectively? Drop us a note.

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