Monday, April 10, 2006

Round Two of the 2008 Presidential Tournament Begins!

Round Two Begins. Since the hits were much less, as expected for the democrat vs democrat voting, we are going to start Round 2 about an hour early. Both the democrats and republicans are going to be up at the same time. Polling will be open from the time they appear until SATURDAY, when we will move on to the Quarterfinals.

Round 2 Brackets:

16. Alan Keyes
8. Sam Brownback

5. Newt Gingrich
4. Tom Tancredo

6. Mike Pence
14. Tim Pawlenty

10. Fred Thompson
2. George Allen

1. Hillary Clinton
9. Brian Schweitzer

12. Tom Vilsack
4. Bill Richardson

11. Howard Dean
3. Evan Bayh

10. John Edwards
2. Mark Warner

I am still shocked that Keyes upset Romney after the disaster of a campaign he ran in Illinois. I am not as shocked about Tancredo and Pence with their strong online support. George Allen is the last real “front running” candidate among the Republicans in this tournament.

On the Democrats side, Warner, Bayh, and Richardson all had very strong showings. Hillary won, but by a lesser than expected margin. Part of that may be due to cross votes. I am surprised Obama was upset in the first round since he’s the most famous (and not infamous) senator among democrats outside of Hillary. I thought Feingold would win the first round as well due to his strong following among both the left and some libertarians.


Round 1 part 2 Results

1. Hillary Clinton – 61%
16. Dianne Feinstein – 39%

8. Joe Biden – 42%
9. Brian Schweitzer – 58%

5. Russ Feingold – 37%
12. Tom Vilsack – 63%

4. Bill Richardson – 79%
13. Tom Daschle – 21%

6. Barack Obama – 46%
11. Howard Dean – 54%

3. Evan Bayh – 74%
14. Janet Napoilatano – 26%

7. John Kerry – 20%
10. John Edwards – 80%

2. Mark Warner – 75%
15. Phil Bresden – 25%

Round 1 (GOP) Results are as follows:

1 Mitt Romney – 49%
16 Alan Keyes – 51%

8. Sam Brownback – 53%
9. Tommy Thompson – 47%

5. Newt Gingrich – 64%
12. Mike Huckabee – 36%

4. Tom Tancredo – 70%
13. Chuck Hagel – 30%

6. Mike Pence – 64%
11. Bill Frist – 36%

3. John McCain – 42%
14. Tim Pawlenty – 58%

7. Rudy Giuliani – 39%
10. Fred Thompson – 61%

2. George Allen – 74%
15. George Pataki – 26%

1 comment:

Vote Tancredo said...

Tancredo has support. He placed in the top tier at the straw poll at CPAC and at Mackinac Island. He wont he Free Republic Online Poll and the March Madness (SSL) poll. His supporters are motivated and they know that in Tancredo they don't need to hold their nose on any issue. You know his stand on border security, but he's also good on guns, life, taxes, limited government, education reform, etc...

And he will probably win your tournament. It'll be him vs. Pence in the final four.