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rgs1975
07-23-2012, 8:03 AM
The Marin Independant Journal has a poll on their front page, online. "Does the U.S. need stronger gun control?" with a Yes/No option. The No's are behind. 189 Yes's to 169 No's. Let's change that. The poll is about half way down the main page on the left side.

http://www.marinij.com/

erik_26
07-23-2012, 8:16 AM
done

losing still

Intimid8tor
07-23-2012, 8:17 AM
Sitting at 50/50 right now. When we blow it out, watch it disappear since they won't get the answer they like.

JON KARGATHALON
07-23-2012, 8:22 AM
Sitting at 50/50 right now. When we blow it out, watch it disappear since they won't get the answer they like.

^this^ i still cant believe we are at 50/50. wtf is wrong with this country? must be the soccer moms voting!

FullAuto
07-23-2012, 8:23 AM
i hit it

Intimid8tor
07-23-2012, 8:29 AM
^this^ i still cant believe we are at 50/50. wtf is wrong with this country? must be the soccer moms voting!

There were only 400 votes at that point. Soccer moms, etc. It will be closer since it as Marin, but I think the CGN effect will make a difference. Then they will spin it to something that suits them or it will disappear all together.

DannyInSoCal
07-23-2012, 8:31 AM
What do you expect from a "newspaper" with a section called "Liberals at Large: A personal look at those in area."

:facepalm:

BajaJames83
07-23-2012, 8:34 AM
Voted!

leocrrnz
07-23-2012, 8:42 AM
The No's take the lead

Full Clip
07-23-2012, 8:43 AM
Hit-ed.

Whatisthis?
07-23-2012, 8:43 AM
197 yes and 243 no. Keep it up guys! Let's make sure it's not even close!

njineermike
07-23-2012, 8:45 AM
It's 255 no now. :D

00Medic
07-23-2012, 8:49 AM
Done.
Hit no and hit it hard.

daveinwoodland
07-23-2012, 8:52 AM
THE NO'S ARE LEADING :)

explorerdude
07-23-2012, 9:00 AM
204 to 287
winning

The Virus
07-23-2012, 9:06 AM
we r winning

rexbo47
07-23-2012, 9:08 AM
Done. Over 300.

Ponderosa2
07-23-2012, 9:10 AM
Done. Currently: no, 305. Yes, 205. Nice job everyone!

JON KARGATHALON
07-23-2012, 9:11 AM
hahahaahaha! we are awesome :) when they take it down, we should all email the editor, and or reporting agency :D

Cnynrat
07-23-2012, 9:12 AM
No's are up to 314 now, 60%.

General
07-23-2012, 9:13 AM
done.

Socalmedix
07-23-2012, 9:23 AM
Done

Rbutler
07-23-2012, 9:24 AM
done 63% favor of No!

mexicancolt1
07-23-2012, 9:25 AM
Voted. 339 - No! 208 - Yes

Capybara
07-23-2012, 9:29 AM
Winning!

welchy
07-23-2012, 9:30 AM
Voted
209 yes
359 no

bloodhawke83
07-23-2012, 9:30 AM
Yes
209 Votes, or 36.53 %
No
363 Votes, or 63.46 %

fighterpilot562
07-23-2012, 9:32 AM
Yes
209
No
366

ccandgc
07-23-2012, 9:35 AM
Voted! What would you expect from the land of the libtards?

ShootinMedic
07-23-2012, 9:36 AM
Yes: 210

No: 373

WE ARE WINNING :-)



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batangueno
07-23-2012, 9:37 AM
Done

sharxbyte
07-23-2012, 9:37 AM
sitting at about 2/3rds :) Shared it on facebook

CAHighSierra
07-23-2012, 9:46 AM
Done before ANOTHER poll gets taken down, after they dont like the outcome.

Coded-Dude
07-23-2012, 9:50 AM
Done before ANOTHER poll gets taken down, after they dont like the outcome.

anybody taking bets on how long this one will last. the previous one(hunting with dogs i believe) only lasted about half a day....lol

Elwood_Blues
07-23-2012, 9:56 AM
Pretty much 2-1 for us now *****es!

desert_dick
07-23-2012, 10:01 AM
Done.
We're winning big-time.
Predicting it will disappear soon...

-Rich

Riksk
07-23-2012, 10:01 AM
408 to 212 now. :gunsmilie:

bg
07-23-2012, 10:10 AM
409

Colt562
07-23-2012, 10:25 AM
Done 438-216

me109g4
07-23-2012, 10:34 AM
<< hit it too, anytime now it will "disapear",,

tuolumnejim
07-23-2012, 10:34 AM
^this^ i still cant believe we are at 50/50. wtf is wrong with this country? must be the soccer moms voting!

It's Marin where they rely on unicorn farts to power their hybrids.

Ratboy
07-23-2012, 10:37 AM
done: 467 NO to 218 Yes...

fighterpilot562
07-23-2012, 10:38 AM
I am shocked it is still up

Eddy's Shooting Sports
07-23-2012, 10:45 AM
484/220

gobler
07-23-2012, 11:02 AM
223 yes
495 no

Outstanding!!!


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0321jarhead
07-23-2012, 11:15 AM
Done....224 yes/522 no.

RazzB7
07-23-2012, 11:28 AM
I hit it before they took it down 536-224

TurboChrisB
07-23-2012, 11:30 AM
Done, they are seriously behind NOW.

Vlad 11
07-23-2012, 11:38 AM
Ha, this is a great exercise on how it could and should be done ...

I think the other poll might have suffered collateral damage

http://i.imgur.com/OAVtH.jpg

ASD1
07-23-2012, 11:39 AM
no @ 71% :)

fighterpilot562
07-23-2012, 11:39 AM
Ha, this is a great exercise on how it could and should be done ...

I think the other poll might have suffered collateral damage

http://i.imgur.com/OAVtH.jpg

Ill admit it, I voted on both!

Henry Shooter
07-23-2012, 11:42 AM
Done and thanks for the link.

cabinetguy
07-23-2012, 11:47 AM
226 to 591, the NO's have it at 72.33%. That should open some eyes in marin
BTW, we should be on the lookout for these polls, a few hundred of us voting can make the difference

njineermike
07-23-2012, 11:49 AM
You can vote once on your PC and once on your phone. LOL

safewaysecurity
07-23-2012, 11:53 AM
Voted

Coded-Dude
07-23-2012, 11:53 AM
I have several virtual machines.......:spam:

Elwood_Blues
07-23-2012, 11:55 AM
Ill admit it, I voted on both!

Me too! the other poll definitely suffered collateral damage.

njineermike
07-23-2012, 11:56 AM
I have several virtual machines.......:spam:

We really need a "high 5" function for times like this.

Longhill
07-23-2012, 11:59 AM
Done,
72% no voted

acolytes
07-23-2012, 12:03 PM
"no" is up 3:1 now.

Vlad 11
07-23-2012, 12:13 PM
Interesting that another completely different poll has virtually the same percentages ...
with almost 9000 votes

http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2012/07/20/in-wake-of-movie-shooting-bloomberg-calls-for-tough-gun-policy/

http://i.imgur.com/9OiWX.jpg

fighterpilot562
07-23-2012, 12:18 PM
Interesting that another completely different poll has virtually the same percentages ...
with almost 9000 votes

http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2012/07/20/in-wake-of-movie-shooting-bloomberg-calls-for-tough-gun-policy/

http://i.imgur.com/9OiWX.jpg

I hate Bloomberg.... I love the comments about him though!

Intimid8tor
07-23-2012, 12:27 PM
Interesting that another completely different poll has virtually the same percentages ...
with almost 9000 votes

http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2012/07/20/in-wake-of-movie-shooting-bloomberg-calls-for-tough-gun-policy/

http://i.imgur.com/9OiWX.jpg

Though that one could go either way. Gun Control policy should be changed to more freedom to carry and protection of the second. Of course, I know what was meant in the poll and am glad to see the results.

Marin IJ poll up 663 to 235 now.

fremont lapua
07-23-2012, 12:30 PM
Just voted
Yes 235 or 26.16%
No 663 or 73.83%

I think we are making a statement.
Why don't they just outlaw murder like they want to outlaw gun ownership that will stop the killings... NOT

Oldnoob
07-23-2012, 12:38 PM
236 vs 686

4DMASTR
07-23-2012, 12:51 PM
700!

roushstage2
07-23-2012, 12:59 PM
No is now up to 75% :D

gregm784
07-23-2012, 1:22 PM
13:22
http://www.meansracing.com/firearms/mijpoll.jpg

Cactus_Tim
07-23-2012, 1:33 PM
75/25 in our favor

bacon_lover
07-23-2012, 1:38 PM
Count me as #767 :chris:

chknlyps2
07-23-2012, 1:53 PM
249/796

A-J
07-23-2012, 1:59 PM
76% said no as of now. 2 p.m.

DVLDOC
07-23-2012, 2:00 PM
Done. #811

Hippies_Have_Guns_Too
07-23-2012, 2:05 PM
Done.

Currently the score is:

Yes - 23.43%
No - 76.56%

Dreaded Claymore
07-23-2012, 2:07 PM
Remember to right-click the link and "Copy Link Location," then paste into the address bar. This makes it harder for them to just remove all the votes by people who linked from calguns.net.

Atekhed
07-23-2012, 2:19 PM
Voted! Surprised the IJ hasnt stopped the poll already, the rag that they are.

timdps
07-23-2012, 2:58 PM
I think the other poll might have suffered collateral damage


LOL!

Now 257 to 863 (77%)

RedFord150
07-23-2012, 3:08 PM
Currently 77.3% say NO.

guns4life
07-23-2012, 3:12 PM
The answer is loud and clear...

DasBoost
07-23-2012, 3:38 PM
NO Vote #913 checking in

Barbarossa
07-23-2012, 3:42 PM
917 / 263

Lost-trails
07-23-2012, 4:00 PM
Hi All, first post had to jump in on this one.

Yes 263
No. 946

USMC169
07-23-2012, 4:16 PM
Went to the link, the poll has been taken down.

Coded-Dude
07-23-2012, 4:21 PM
Went to the link, the poll has been taken down.

it was only a matter of time.

mossy
07-23-2012, 4:27 PM
its gone now its a question about if environmentally friendly homes are worth the extra cost, 163 yes 372 no

me109g4
07-23-2012, 4:37 PM
So now go to the "contact us" link and tell the editor how you feel about manipulating polls,, dont let them off easy.

welchy
07-23-2012, 4:42 PM
Funny you should say that. Didn't we manipulate the poll? I do wonder if the results will find their way anywhere except the trash can.

KWalkerM
07-23-2012, 5:35 PM
Funny you should say that. Didn't we manipulate the poll? I do wonder if the results will find their way anywhere except the trash can.

How did we manipulate the poll? Its a public poll and its not a computer voting its individuals (ignoring those who vote on multiple devices) it just happened to be advertised on a progun website. The brady bunch can do the same thing

welchy
07-23-2012, 6:59 PM
Exactly!

DasBoost
07-23-2012, 8:19 PM
Funny you should say that. Didn't we manipulate the poll? I do wonder if the results will find their way anywhere except the trash can.

Hey, the only person that complains about a fair fight is the loser. :D And it;s not manipulation, it's beating the libbies at their own game.

BigStiCK
07-23-2012, 8:29 PM
Its gonners:(

welchy
07-23-2012, 8:33 PM
Hey, the only person that complains about a fair fight is the loser. :D And it;s not manipulation, it's beating the libbies at their own game.

Exactly!

gobler
07-23-2012, 8:37 PM
This was my letter to the fella who runs the webpage for the paper.

Dear Mr Allen,

I took part in your poll earlier on the Gun issue and I came back to check on the current results and noticed it was gone. This has happened in the past when a poll does not go the way it was hoped. Please reassure me your paper does not hold to hiding the truth. Put back the results.

Thank you,
(gobler)

CAHighSierra
07-23-2012, 8:38 PM
^win

Boogaloo
07-23-2012, 9:04 PM
I sent an email to the editorial staff (opinion@marinij.com) which read:

I participated in a "gun control" poll you had on your web page earlier today (Monday 7/23/12) and was watching the results throughout the day. I was surprised to see the poll ha been taken down by early this evening and was wondering what your reasoning for that might have been?

It is a bit suspect that you would remove the results, particularly since it appears that the results were not what you (may have) expected them to be. If it is your policy to skew the truth, or to hide the general consensus from your readership, then you should be ashamed.

There have been quite a few polls (just like yours) across the nation after the tragedy in Colorado, and nearly every single one of them have overwhelmingly (75/25) rejected more gun control as a national solution to events like those in Aurora. If those polls reflect the voice of the people, then you have a duty to share that information with YOUR readership as well. It is an injustice, and further tarnishes the already questionable reputation of the media in general to hide results which the "tree hugger" minority may find a bit off putting.

Sometimes the truth just stings a little bit. Particularly when it is not the "truth" you were hoping for.

Respectfully,

(my real name and contact info)

DasBoost
07-23-2012, 9:33 PM
Hit this one http://www.nj.com/hudson/voices/index.ssf/2012/07/daily_poll_should_presidential.html

No vote #179! 109-179

morfeeis
07-23-2012, 9:44 PM
Hit this one http://www.nj.com/hudson/voices/index.ssf/2012/07/daily_poll_should_presidential.html
Thank you for voting!
Yes 37.54% (110 votes)

No 62.46% (183 votes)

Total Votes: 293



Done and DONE. what is this poll day?

guns4life
07-23-2012, 9:49 PM
Another one...

thread is here

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=599152

acolytes
07-23-2012, 10:00 PM
The poll got snuffed. lol

Librarian
07-23-2012, 10:39 PM
I sent an email to the editorial staff (opinion@marinij.com) which read:

I participated in a "gun control" poll you had on your web page earlier today (Monday 7/23/12) and was watching the results throughout the day. I was surprised to see the poll ha been taken down by early this evening and was wondering what your reasoning for that might have been?

It is a bit suspect that you would remove the results, particularly since it appears that the results were not what you (may have) expected them to be. If it is your policy to skew the truth, or to hide the general consensus from your readership, then you should be ashamed.

There have been quite a few polls (just like yours) across the nation after the tragedy in Colorado, and nearly every single one of them have overwhelmingly (75/25) rejected more gun control as a national solution to events like those in Aurora. If those polls reflect the voice of the people, then you have a duty to share that information with YOUR readership as well. It is an injustice, and further tarnishes the already questionable reputation of the media in general to hide results which the "tree hugger" minority may find a bit off putting.

Sometimes the truth just stings a little bit. Particularly when it is not the "truth" you were hoping for.

Respectfully,

(my real name and contact info)

I like that! :43:

Please share if you get a response.

Yugo
07-23-2012, 10:45 PM
tagged

george223
07-23-2012, 10:55 PM
Didn't get to vote on the gun control poll but I did get to vote on the cost of environmentally friendly homes. I think there should be another poll. Should the people of Marin county have to take an intelligence test in order to vote? After giving us Boxer and Pelosi, I think they should. LOL

george223
07-23-2012, 10:58 PM
Did you catch the news story in the upper right about how gun sales and applications for CCW permts have increase dramatically in Colorado since Friday?

gobler
07-23-2012, 10:58 PM
I sent an email to the editorial staff (opinion@marinij.com) which read:

I participated in a "gun control" poll you had on your web page earlier today (Monday 7/23/12) and was watching the results throughout the day. I was surprised to see the poll ha been taken down by early this evening and was wondering what your reasoning for that might have been?

It is a bit suspect that you would remove the results, particularly since it appears that the results were not what you (may have) expected them to be. If it is your policy to skew the truth, or to hide the general consensus from your readership, then you should be ashamed.

There have been quite a few polls (just like yours) across the nation after the tragedy in Colorado, and nearly every single one of them have overwhelmingly (75/25) rejected more gun control as a national solution to events like those in Aurora. If those polls reflect the voice of the people, then you have a duty to share that information with YOUR readership as well. It is an injustice, and further tarnishes the already questionable reputation of the media in general to hide results which the "tree hugger" minority may find a bit off putting.

Sometimes the truth just stings a little bit. Particularly when it is not the "truth" you were hoping for.

Respectfully,

(my real name and contact info)

Good letter...


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