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Vote for President (ranking)

2nd of 3 surveys about voting systems. I'm using the upcoming US Presidential election as a springboard but I want to compare three different ways of voting, so there will be three very similar surveys and then a 4th asking your opinion of them.

In most states there will be more choices than the two major parties so I've put some "third" parties on the ballot here too. Since we don't know yet who will be the nominee from any party, I've just made guesses.

This second voting system, called ranking, lets you list the candidates in order of preference. The Instant Runoff voting is a form of ranking but there are many possible ways to count ranked votes. In this case, it'll just be the Survey Central ranking algorithm.

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Ranking
Answer
4.45Hilary Clinton (Democrat)
4.90Bernie Sanders (Democrat)
5.37Ted Cruz (Republican)
5.40write in
5.62Gary Johnson (Libertarian)
5.72Jill Stein (Green)
6.05Donald Trump (Republican)
6.31Mimi Soltysik (Socialist)
7.40won't vote
7.60J. R. Myers (Constitution)


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Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 14-Mar-2016 3:59pm  
I had to look up the Constitution Party--glad I did!
bill Survey Central Gold Subscriber
posted 14-Mar-2016 5:10pm  
I based my ranks on what little I knew of each party as I'd never heard of the people in most cases for the 3rd parties.
dab Survey Qualifier
(reply to Enheduanna) posted 14-Mar-2016 7:13pm  
I'm sure the Constitution party quickly became your first choice. smile I wanted to include some choices beyond only the two major party candidates that most people seem to think are their only options and tried to find candidates (or their parties) who are likely to be on ballots.
LJD
posted 15-Mar-2016 3:15am  
Pat Buchanan
dab Survey Qualifier
(reply to LJD) posted 15-Mar-2016 7:53am  
Is he even running this time around?
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
(reply to dab) posted 15-Mar-2016 12:15pm  
They were my first choice for last place! Though it was a close call between them and Trump.
LJD
(reply to dab) posted 15-Mar-2016 7:49pm  
No, but I wish he was....
JessicaWoman99 Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 17-Mar-2016 2:19pm  
Hillary Clinton 1 (best) thumbs down to Trump and Bernie
Nitroeddy
posted 21-Mar-2016 9:44am  
This is easy, there are only two on this list I would even vote for. Trump, or Cruz if for some reason Trump doesn't get the nomination.
Gomezy3k
posted 24-Apr-2016 11:19pm  
Trump number 1...all the rest number 10
southernyankee
posted 1-May-2016 12:39am  
My overall picks:

1 - Gary Johnson
2 - Hillary
3 - Ted Cruz
4* - Donald Trump
5* - Jill Stein
6* - Bernie Sanders
7 - J.R. Myers
8 - Mimi Soltysik

* - too close to call, I could have gone either way. I think Bernie Sanders edges out Trump in how much damage they would do if actually elected, by a hair.


My picks based on integrity alone, ignoring political beliefs (which to be fair, the grid lock in Congress would likely mitigate things)

1st place, 3 way tie between Bernie Sanders, Gary Johnson, Jill Stein. Say what you want about Bernie, but at least the dude is honest.

Hillary last place, then Trump, although thats kind of too close to call.

A tie between everyone else in the middle.
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