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All right . . . since folks are complaining about kos's poll being biased toward Hillary Clinton, and other folks are complaining about MikePhoenix's poll being biased against her, here's one that I hope will reveal the true level of nuance (or lack of it) in users' opinions about her candidacy. Hopefully, this will reveal not only who falls where on the support/no support spectrum but what their real reasons are, to what extent attitudes differ between the primary and general election seasons, and how many on either side feel like the choice has already been made without them.

Commenters are asked to refrain from pie fighting, mind reading and expressions of binary thinking. Nuance, brothers and sisters. The watchword of the day is nuance.

Update: Executive summary

As of 3:40 PM CDT on the day of posting, seven hours after it was posted, the survey had received 233 votes.

* Fifty-nine respondents (25 percent) responded either "I support nominating her: She's my top choice" or "I support nominating her: She would be a good Democratic nominee." I would characterize these two responses as wholehearted support.

* Forty-nine respondents (21 percent) responded either "I'll have to think hard about whether to vote for her in the general" or "refuse to vote for her in the general." I would characterize these two responses as wholehearted opposition.

* Thirty-six respondents (15 percent) responded with one of the other three items indicating support for her nomination. I would characterize these responses as qualified support.

* Forty-nine respondents (21 percent) responded with one of the six items indicating support in the general election but not in the primary. I would characterize these responses as resigned opposition.

* Thirty-eight respondents (17 percent) responded with "give it a rest." This response requires no further characterization.

Total support (wholehearted plus qualified) amounted to 40 percent of responses. Total opposition (wholehearted plus resigned) amounted to 42 percent of responses. Total support plus resigned opposition amounted to 61 percent of responses.


Which of the following statements comes closest to your opinion of a Hillary Clinton presidential candidacy?

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