October 30, 2003

Polled for the First Time Ever

Earlier this week while expecting a phone call from overseas, I answered the telephone despite the “Unavailable” notice on my Caller ID box, something I normally don’t do. It wasn’t the call I was anticipating, but instead an automated mayoral political poll sponsored by Philadelphia’s WCAU-TV (Channel 10, NBC).

WCAU revealed the results of that poll today:

According to the poll of 619 registered voters, if the [Philadelphia mayoral] election were held today [Ed.: Actually, the day on which participants were solicited for their opinions.], 55 percent said they would vote for [incumbent Mayor John F.] Street (D) and 41 percent said they would vote for [challenger Sam] Katz (R). [Ed.: Margin of error: +/- 4 percent.]

So I was one of those 619 people. Kind of cool. Or not. Okay, probably not. Anyway, it was the first time I participated in a genuine public opinion poll, and I thought it was neat.

As previously noted here, I’m planning to vote for Mayor Street, but I’ll say one thing for Katz: I like the way he just happens always to be on the other side of town when President George W. Bush comes to Philly trolling for votes, something he’s been doing quite often, by the way.

(I know, I know, I’m not supposed to be blogging. Back to the job search, my friends.)


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