DemoChoice Web Poll: California Insurance Commissioner
1 candidate will be elected with 2,570 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Steve Poizner, Businessman/Entrepreneur (Republican)  
 
 673  (26.2%)   
Cruz Bustamante, California Lt. Governor (Democratic)  
 
 629  (24.5%)   
Dale Ogden, Actuary/Insurance Consultant (Libertarian)  
 
 359  (14.0%)   
Larry Cafiero, Newspaper Editor (Green)  
 
 356  (13.9%)   
Jay Burden, Student (American Independent)  
 
 332  (12.9%)   
Tom Condit, Writer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 221  (8.6%)  Defeated
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Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (50%), so the last-place candidate (Tom Condit, Writer (Peace and Freedom)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: California Insurance Commissioner
1 candidate will be elected with 2,570 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 2 Legend  
Steve Poizner, Businessman/Entrepreneur (Republican)  
 
 673  (26.3%)   
Cruz Bustamante, California Lt. Governor (Democratic)  
 
 646  (25.2%)   
Dale Ogden, Actuary/Insurance Consultant (Libertarian)  
 
 361  (14.1%)   
Larry Cafiero, Newspaper Editor (Green)  
 
 548  (21.4%)   
Jay Burden, Student (American Independent)  
 
 332  (13.0%)  Defeated
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (50%), so the last-place candidate (Jay Burden, Student (American Independent)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: California Insurance Commissioner
1 candidate will be elected with 2,570 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 3 Legend  
Steve Poizner, Businessman/Entrepreneur (Republican)  
 
 929  (36.6%)   
Cruz Bustamante, California Lt. Governor (Democratic)  
 
 656  (25.8%)   
Dale Ogden, Actuary/Insurance Consultant (Libertarian)  
 
 382  (15.0%)  Defeated
Larry Cafiero, Newspaper Editor (Green)  
 
 572  (22.5%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (50%), so the last-place candidate (Dale Ogden, Actuary/Insurance Consultant (Libertarian)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: California Insurance Commissioner
1 candidate will be elected with 2,570 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 4 Legend  
Steve Poizner, Businessman/Entrepreneur (Republican)  
 
 1,227  (48.6%)   
Cruz Bustamante, California Lt. Governor (Democratic)  
 
 679  (26.9%)   
Larry Cafiero, Newspaper Editor (Green)  
 
 620  (24.5%)  Defeated
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (50%), so the last-place candidate (Larry Cafiero, Newspaper Editor (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: California Insurance Commissioner
1 candidate will be elected with 2,570 ballots cast.

First Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 5 Legend  
Steve Poizner, Businessman/Entrepreneur (Republican)  
 
 1,302  (52.1%)  Elected
Cruz Bustamante, California Lt. Governor (Democratic)  
 
 1,195  (47.9%)  Defeated
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Steve Poizner, Businessman/Entrepreneur (Republican) has enough votes to guarantee victory (50%) and is declared a winner.
In the end, 50.7% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 26.2% if only the first-round votes were used.

Also, view the Ballot Depth info to see how much lower rankings contributed to the tally.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: California Insurance Commissioner
1 candidate will be elected with 2,570 ballots cast.

First Round | Last Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Ballot Depth: This shows how much the lower rankings on ballots contributed to the winning candidate.

Rank   Fraction of votes for winner
1st 
 
51.7%   
2nd 
 
41.6%   
3rd 
 
5.0%   
4th 
 
1.5%   
5th 
 
0.3%   
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