October 10, 2005
Rightwing News Blogger Poll on Harriet Miers Nomination
John Hawkins of Rightwing News polled 200 right-of-center bloggers, including Reasoned Audacity, about the Miers nomination and got 79 responses. He found bad news for the White House:
Of course, we probably should concede that bloggers are not terribly representative of the general public — more politically interested, more informed, more opinionated. . .
But still. I’d argue that bloggers are also a “leading indicator” of sorts that give a pulse check, if you will. And my sense, from talking with “normal” people outside the political bubble this weekend is that these results may, in fact, reflect wider public opinion as well.
My sense, from my years living and working in Washington D.C. is that this is the way the end begins. . .
First rule of politics: protect your base.