Ron Paul article affects OC gubernatorial poll

by NW Spotlight

Yesterday’s article on Ron Paul supporters appears to have had an effect on the Oregon Catalyst gubernatorial poll over on the right. In just a day and a half, the poll has moved from Allen Alley leading by 15 votes to “Someone else” leading by 52 votes. The top three vote getters were 1) Allen Alley, 2) Someone else, and 3) Greg Walden.

A commenter on yesterday’s article, Oregon Catalyst contributor Eric Shierman, noted “[Allen] Alley was in the lead before this article began attracting so many [Republican Liberty Caucus] folks to the Oregon Catalyst. You are right in pointing out that some of these new Catalyst readers have been participating in the poll, but what they have done is pushed ‘someone else’ into the lead”.

The vote count as of 7:45 PM Sunday had shifted 131 votes, and the top three vote getters had changed to 1) Someone else, 2) Allen Alley and 3) Art Robinson. Art Robinson is a liberty candidate who is endorsed by Ron Paul.

The Oregon Catalyst gubernatorial poll has been open since May 18th, 2012.

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  • Shane Young

    Usually when Ron Paul affects a conservative poll, the poll just gets taken down (Fox News).

    That said, I think Dyer’s article did a good job in emphasizing the clearly fundamental differences that many of the GOP’s top leaders have with many Ron Paul supporters and I’m glad the discussion could bring the amount of traffic it did to the site.

  • bartles

    Affect, not effect.

    • Bartles, I think you’re right. I wrestled with that – and went with “effects” because it seems to be taking over in common usage – but the reason I think you’re right is that my wife agrees with you! I’ve made the correction now.

      • Abc … easy as 123

        The headline still reads: “Ron Paul article effects OC Gubernatorial Poll” and it still needs to be “affects” if you want it to be grammatically correct.

        For the Ron Paul article to effect the OC Gubernatorial Poll, it would have to bring about or create something, thus “Ron Paul article effects sudden shift in OC Gubernatorial Poll” would be a correct way to structure the headline in order to continue to use the word effect effectively. The sudden shift is what the Ron Paul article brings about or creates. Effect modifies sudden shift.

        For the Ron Paul article to affect the OC Gubernatorial Poll, it would have to change or impact something that already exists, thus “Ron Paul article affects OC Gubernatorial Poll” would be correct. The OC Gubernatorial Poll is something that already exists that the Ron Paul article changes or impacts. Affect modifies OC Gubernatorial Poll.

        That’s the difference between the two words. Don’t feel bad, it took me awhile to get used to as well.

  • Abc … easy as 123

    When establishment politics becomes so insular as to institute a scorched earth policy against anyone that might threaten the status quo, those wielding the flamethrowers shouldn’t be surprised if they get hot under the collar or perhaps even burned.

    Someone Else 2012!

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