KXAN in Austin, TX has commissioned two polls related to the Austin debate this evening. Read more here.

The results of the first poll, pre-debate, look like this:

If the election were held today, who would you vote for? Democrats:

Clinton 46%

Obama 45%

Undecided 9%

Margin of error: +/- 4%

If the election were held today, who would you vote for? Republicans:

Huckabee 30%

McCain 52%

Paul 9%

Undecided 9%

Margin of error: +/- 4%

Voter interest is high for the March 4 primary and as Texas plays a role in deciding the nominee, the expected voter turnout is historic.

Do you plan to vote in the March 4 primary?













Hattip to Liza at Culture Kitchen who adds:

They are going to conduct the poll again after the debate. What’s really interesting is the reason why they chose the company conducting the poll, Constituents Dynamics:

Our second poll will be conducted after Thursday’s debate with results airing next week. Both polls are being conducted by Constituent Dynamics, a Seattle-based company which uses an automated polling method. We chose the company, because the automated method increases sample size (1,340 registered voters) and includes calls to voters on their cell phones.

I’m really curious if they keep demographic information during these polls beyond the age range. I’m particularly interested to know the ethnic and racial composition of the first age bracket, the 18-39s. I’d love to know if the majority is minority, which is the trend of millennials.

Leave a replyComments (4)
  1. DLS February 21, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    JMZ — here’s an observation of the Austin debate (link below). Good luck if you get to attend the debate in Cleveland.


  2. StockBoySF February 21, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    DLS, wow, that was posted fast- thanks!

  3. Jill Miller Zimon February 21, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    Thanks, DLS! I live-blogged also – I’ll have to compare notes. The after-debate poll numbers won’t be reported until next week, the station says. Bummer!

  4. DLS February 21, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    I spotted the first part of the debate (transcript) earlier and waited for the rest of it.