Sunday, February 24, 2008

Right Wing Bloggers to Vote McCain

A fascinating but absolutely non-scientific survey of right-wing bloggers finds 75 percent indicating they'll vote for John McCain in November.

Right Wing News:

Right Wing News emailed more than 240 right-of-center bloggers and asked them to answer 9 questions. The following 59 blogs responded:

Aaron's CC, Absinthe & Cookies, The Absurd Report, Argghhhh!, AtlanticBlog, Baldilocks, Betsy's Page, Blonde Sagacity, Bluey Blog, Keith Burgess-Jackson, Lorie Byrd, The Captain's Journal, Conservative Grapevine, Dispatches from Blogblivion, Classical Values, Dr. Melissa Clouthier, Conservatives With Attitude (Hank), Conservatives With Attitude (Michael), Dr. Helen, Eckernet, Musings, Cassy Fiano, Fraters Libertas, David Frum's Blog, Jeff Gannon - A Voice of the New Media, GayPatriot, GraniteGrok, Mary Katharine Ham's Blog, JackLewis, (Brian) Liberty Pundit, Likelihood of Success, Midnight Blue, Moonbattery, mountaineer musings, The Jawa Report, Newsbeat1, Nosiy Room, No Oil For Pacifists, (Buckley) The Nose On Your Face, (Potfry) The Nose On Your Face, Pal2pal, Pirate's Cove, QandO, Reformed Chicks Blabbing, Riehl World View, Right Thinking From The Left Coast, Right Wing Rocker, Samizdata, Say Anything, Don Singleton, Sister Toldjah, Slobokan's Site Of Schtuff, The Smallest Minority, Solomonia , Southern Appeal,, Townhall (Katie), Trying To Grok, WILLisms.

The bloggers were asked to select answers to the following questions...[see original post].

Right Wing News also queried the bloggers on McCain's ideological credentials: "Do you consider John McCain to be a conservative?" Sixty-six percent said "no."

So, are conservatives rallying to McCain? It's too early to tell.

A look at the list indicates a few conservative heavyweights responding to the questionnaire, although the poll suffered significantly from a steep non-response rate.

Nevertheless, hats off to
Right Wing News for putting out considerable effort to survey top conservative bloggers. The results aren't definitive - although a decent statistically-insignificant baseline, at the least.