Updated Election Results for Nader/Gonzalez State by State

Post-Election Survey Results

In addition to ranking the top choices of all the respondents, as summarized in the e-mail, we also weighted the results based on a simple system in which we gave 5 "points" to each respondent’s first choice, 4 to the second choice, 3 to the third, 2 points to the fourth choice, and 1 point to the fifth.  The top chart at the right (red bars) shows the percentage of the weighted total "votes" received by each of the issues.

The charts that follow show the distribution of the responses in the individual issue categories from 1 (most important) to 5.

Click here to download an Excel file with the raw totals and percentages for each of the twenty issues in the survey.

Some points of interest from the results:

The high number of "Other" responses in the top issue category was due to a number of factors, and requires more time to evaluate. Please check back here over the coming days for a more complete discussion of the results. In the meantime, some preliminary observations from the survey responses:

Many people expressed, as their alternative top issue, a desire for broad and sweeping improvements in the state of our democracy. That desire was a major theme of the Nader/Gonzalez campaign, but is hard to quantify.

Many also listed impeachment and/or prosecution of administration officials, fair trade policies, and jobs and the economy as "Other" top issues. These were also campaign priorities but did not make the list.

There were a large number of policy suggestions put forward on the general topic of the Environment (including global warming, sustainable agriculture, animal rights, water conservation).

Other issues mentioned (NOT complete and NOT ranked):