Saturday, April 15, 2006

2008 Presidential Tournament - Quarterfinals

It’s now the quarterfinals for our presidential tournament. Our 2nd round results are as follows.

GOP Bracket

8. Sam Brownback – 61%
16. Alan Keyes – 39%

4. Tom Tancredo – 74%
5. Newt Gingrich – 26%

6. Mike Pence – 81%
14. Tim Pawlenty – 19%

2. George Allen – 63%
10. Fred Thompson – 37%

Dem Bracket

9. Brian Schweitzer – 73%
1. Hillary Clinton – 27%

4. Bill Richardson – 65%
12. Tom Vilsack – 35%

3. Evan Bayh – 84%
11. Howard Dean – 16%

2. Mark Warner – 73%
10. John Edwards – 27%

Reps Tancredo and Pence continue their online dominance over other candidates. Immigration and Government spending are major issues among much of the conservative base.

Over on the democrat side, Hillary gets eliminated by Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer. Is this due to the democrat base turning on her, or to republican cross votes? Schweitzer is seen by some as a model democrat for the future. Hillary is still considered the measuring stick by others. Mark Warner is the favorite among many of the moderate democrats. Russ Feingold is a favorite of the liberals, but was taken out early. One of the Evan Bayh’s supporter blogs linked to our polls here, so that explains the lopsided margin in his race. Indiana is represented well in both parties here.

Things get tougher now. Sam Brownback has a strong following among cultural conservatives, and he faces Tom Tancredo. Mike Pence faces George Allen. Brian Schweitzer faces New Mexico governor Bill Richardson in the battle of the West. Two frontrunners face off in the other bracket with Evan Bayh and Mark Warner going at it.

Polls are open from posting until WEDNESDAY. The top two republicans and top two democrats face each other in the semifinals. The finals will consist of the top republican verses the top democrat and third parties.


Anonymous said...

Who the hell are half these people?

I mean, I know who they are, but president Pence?

Anonymous said...

I would guess it is a case of voting against Hillary than voting for Schweitzer, a virtual unknown.