My First Exit Poll
I finally got to participate in one of those exit polls I've heard about. Those are the polls the media uses to predict the outcome of elections. They question voters as they leave the polling place and get a sample of how voters are voting. This one was a bit different as it dealt mostly with a primary election, although there were a few general questions that would apply to just about anyone.
So, I got done voting and, as I was leaving, a girl in the lobby stopped me and asked if I would mind taking the time for short poll. She had an L.A. Times button on her which I thought was odd, being this far north. I have to admit I wondered if she was going to pull some kind of scam on me.
I filled out the poll and put it in the box thinking it wasn't the kind of exit poll I'd expected. Dan Weintraub gave me the heads up on the poll results already having been posted online this morning. You can see the results of their poll here- .pdf format so you'll need Acrobat Reader to view.
I didn't answer the first few questions as I voted in the Libertarian Party primary. For those interested, for the What's your impression of... question, I voted Favorable for both Ahnold and Westly and Unfavorable for Angiledes.
I selected Approve for Ahnold's job performance, but that's one of those things where you need more than two choices to answer correctly, as I'm not all that happy with his performance.
Same thing with the question about Ahnold being a decisive leader; I chose Yes, but I don't know that I would really stand on that position.
I felt California is generally going in the wrong direction and that cutting services is generally the best solution to the state budget shortfall.
All in all not a really satisfying poll to take, but it's good to finally be included in an exit poll.