And the winner is......
Before I tell you the results of the City Hallways straw poll, I thought I'd offer a dictionary definition of what a straw poll is: an unofficial vote designed to provide dialogue more than to predict results. In other words, this is totally unscientific, but still kind of interesting and definitely a conversation starter:
Democratic primary , with 132 votes cast:
*Bernie Sanders - 47 percent
*Hillary Clinton - 39 percent
* Martin O'Malley (N)- 14 percent
Republican primary, with 116 votes cast:
*John Kasich- 28 percent
*Donald Trump - 22 percent
*Marco Rubio - 19 percentt
*Rand Paul (N)- 6 percent
*Jeb Bush - 5 percent
*Chris Christie - 5 percent
*Ted Cruz - 4 percent
*Ben Carson - 4 percent
*Rich Santorum (N)- 3 percent
*Carly Fiorina - 2 percent
*Mike Huckabee (N)- 0 percent.
(N) No longer in the race
I'll have more analysis of the vote tomorrow, but let me just mention, that all voters - regardless of party affiliation - were invited to vote in the Democrat as well as Republican contests. Lots more Democrats and unaffiliated voted than Republicans. Also interesting to note that the general trend in the voting remained pretty much the same all week.
Meanwhile, here's link to a scientific poll Siena College just released on the race. We'll talk more about the City Hallways poll tomorrow. If you have any thoughts you want to share, send me a message or email.
A look back to Friday
Few items from Mayor Brown's State of the City speech Friday I don't think we yet reported:
*Crystal Rodriguez, the head of the city's Human Rights and Community Relations Commission, will serve as the city's Chief Diversity officer - a position Brown promised to create when giving his 2015 State of the City address.
*The city is moving forward on plans for a new Public Works campus, combining seven existing facilities into one.
*City funding will increase to Peacemakers, a group that helps maintain safety for kids walking to schools.
*The city's Citi Stat program will be getting a new look and new logo - Citi Stat 2.0 it's being called.
*Justice Rose Sconiers will serve as judicial hearing officer of the city's Traffic Violations Bureau.
Planning Board meeting this afternoon