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City Hallways Straw Poll results

DURHAM, NH - FEBRUARY 04: Democratic presidential candidates former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) during their MSNBC Democratic Candidates Debate at the University of New Hampshire on February 4, 2016 in Durham, New Hampshire. This is the final debate for the Democratic candidates before the New Hampshire primaries. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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

The poll was taken all last week, from 12:01 a.m. Monday Feb. 1 through 11:59 p.m. Friday, Feb 5. During the course of the poll, four candidates withdrew from the race (after the Iowa caucuses) - O'Malley, Paul, Santorum and Huckabee.

I'll have more analysis of the vote in tomorrow's City Hallways blog, but for now I'll just mention, that all voters - regardless   of party affiliation  - were invited  to  cast their ballots  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.

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