Polling shows strange turn of events in presidential and VP contests

The Panem Free Press conducted their first presidential and vice presidential contest polls of the election cycle, asking the following questions:

  • Which candidate of the following will you vote for in the upcoming presidential election: Liberty candidate Celine Oswald, Labor candidate Felicia Ren, Civic candidate Cecelia Paylor, Conservative candidate Rick Canth,  independent candidate Elizabeth Steinbeck, independent candidate Plutarch Heavensbee, or undecided?
  • Which candidate of the following will you vote for in the upcoming vice presidential election: Liberty candidate Dale Wilson, Labor candidate Walter Delta, Civic candidate Samuel Trenton, Conservative candidate Kurtis Pierce, independent candidate Sextimus Dalton, or undecided?
  • How do you view President Katniss Everdeen: favorably, unfavorably, or neutrally?
  • How do you view the Panem Congress: favorably, unfavorably, or neutrally?
  • District 12 residents, who would you vote for in the upcoming Senate election: Liberty candidate Peeta Mellark, Labor candidate Taylor Greene, Civic candidate Destiny Vaughn, Conservative candidate Patrick Vance, or undecided?
  • Which describes your personal party alignment: Liberty, Labor, Civic, Conservative, or independent?

The results are as follows:

Which candidate of the following will you vote for in the upcoming presidential election: Liberty candidate Celine Oswald, Labor candidate Felicia Ren, Civic candidate Cecelia Paylor, Conservative candidate Rick Canth,  independent candidate Elizabeth Steinbeck, independent candidate Plutarch Heavensbee, or undecided?

Felicia Ren (Labor) – 11.53 percent

Celine Oswald (Liberty) – 11.47 percent

Rick Canth (Conservative) – 6 percent

Cecelia Paylor (Civic) – 5 percent

Elizabeth Steinbeck (independent) – 4 percent

Plutarch Heavensbee (independent) – 2 percent

Undecided – 61 percent

Which candidate of the following will you vote for in the upcoming vice presidential election: Liberty candidate Dale Wilson, Labor candidate Walter Delta, Civic candidate Samuel Trenton, Conservative candidate Kurtis Pierce, independent candidate Sextimus Dalton, or undecided?

Dale Wilson (Liberty) – 16 percent

Kurtis Pierce (Conservative) – 14 percent

Walter Delta (Labor) – 11 percent

Sextimus Dalton (independent) – 7 percent

Samuel Trenton (Civic) – 3 percent

Undecided – 49 percent

How do you view President Katniss Everdeen: favorably, unfavorably, or neutrally?

Favorably – 57 percent

Unfavorably – 39 percent

Neutral – 4 percent

How do you view the Panem Congress: favorably, unfavorably, or neutrally?

Favorably – 49 percent

Unfavorably – 34 percent

Neutral – 17 percent

District 12 residents, who would you vote for in the upcoming Senate election: Liberty candidate Peeta Mellark, Labor candidate Taylor Greene, Civic candidate Destiny Vaughn, Conservative candidate Patrick Vance, or undecided?

Peeta Mellark (Liberty) – 56 percent

Patrick Vance (Conservative) – 19 percent

Destiny Vaughn (Civic) – 4 percent

Taylor Greene (Labor) – 2 percent

Undecided – 19 percent

Which describes your personal party alignment: Liberty, Labor, Civic, Conservative, or independent?

Liberty – 36 percent

Conservative – 21 percent

Labor – 17 percent

Independent – 15 percent

Civic – 11 percent

ANALYSIS: The first poll is certainly surprising as Labor candidate Gov. Felicia Ren is placing first barely ahead of Liberty candidate VP Celine Oswald. However, it’s just as clear that the election is up for grabs as a majority of people continue to say that they are undecided.The second poll is just as surprising, but not for its leader. Everyone is expecting a wide lead for Gov. Dale Wilson, the Liberty candidate, as he remains one of the most popular figures in the nation. However, no one was expecting businessman Kurtis Pierce, the Conservative nominee, or Sextimus Dalton, an independent candidate, to place as highly as they did. The first two polls are indicating that we could be seeing the first time that a president and vice president are not of the same political party. The third poll shows that President Everdeen’s ratings are still high, but not nearly as high as in the past. This signals problems for Liberty heading into these elections. The Panem Congress’s ratings are similarly high, as shown through the fourth poll, but many still do not concern themselves with the legislative branch. In the fifth poll, it’s very clear that First Gentleman Peeta Mellark is headed to a decisive victory and will retain the D12 Senate seat for Liberty. And finally, with the sixth and final poll, it’s obvious that Liberty still has the overall momentum despite losing ground in recent months, but the Conservatives are steadily rising. It’s important to note that Liberty and the Conservatives share common ground and that they still have a coalition in Congress. Therefore, should this election go to Congress, there is a good chance that whichever candidates for president and VP get the highest amount of electoral votes out of the two will have the other candidates concede and throw their support behind them.

 

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