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

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Round 1    
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Steve Poizner, Businessman/Entrepreneur (Republican)   673  (26.2%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _________________________ :
Cruz Bustamante, California Lt. Governor (Democratic)   629  (24.5%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ____________________________ :
Dale Ogden, Actuary/Insurance Consultant (Libertarian)   359  (14.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ______________________________________ :
Larry Cafiero, Newspaper Editor (Green)   356  (13.9%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _______________________________________ :
Jay Burden, Student (American Independent)   332  (12.9%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCC ________________________________________ :
Tom Condit, Writer (Peace and Freedom)   221  (8.6%) 
FFFFFFFFF _____________________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Tom Condit, Writer (Peace and Freedom) Defeated
A DDDDDDDD

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (50% of counted votes).

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

New colors:
G
None of these

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

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 2    
------------------------------------------------------ 50%
Steve Poizner, Businessman/Entrepreneur (Republican)   673  (26.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB __________________________ :
Cruz Bustamante, California Lt. Governor (Democratic)   646  (25.2%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ___________________________ :
Dale Ogden, Actuary/Insurance Consultant (Libertarian)   361  (14.1%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _______________________________________ :
Larry Cafiero, Newspaper Editor (Green)   548  (21.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ______________________________ :
Jay Burden, Student (American Independent)   332  (13.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCC ________________________________________ :
None of these  10   
G _____________________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Jay Burden, Student (American Independent) Defeated
BBBBBBBBBBB D G

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (50% of counted votes).

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

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

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 3    
----------------------------------------------------- 50%
Steve Poizner, Businessman/Entrepreneur (Republican)   929  (36.6%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ______________ :
Cruz Bustamante, California Lt. Governor (Democratic)   656  (25.8%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA _________________________ :
Dale Ogden, Actuary/Insurance Consultant (Libertarian)   382  (15.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _____________________________________ :
Larry Cafiero, Newspaper Editor (Green)   572  (22.5%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ____________________________ :
None of these  31   
G ____________________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Dale Ogden, Actuary/Insurance Consultant (Libertarian) Defeated
BBBBBBBBBBBB DD

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (50% of counted votes).

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

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

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 4    
------------------------------------------------------ 50%
Steve Poizner, Businessman/Entrepreneur (Republican)   1,227  (48.6%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB __ :
Cruz Bustamante, California Lt. Governor (Democratic)   679  (26.9%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA __________________________ :
Larry Cafiero, Newspaper Editor (Green)   620  (24.5%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ____________________________ :
None of these  44   
GG ____________________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Larry Cafiero, Newspaper Editor (Green) Defeated
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA BBBB G

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (50% of counted votes).

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

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

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 5    
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Steve Poizner, Businessman/Entrepreneur (Republican)   1,302  (52.1%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BB
Cruz Bustamante, California Lt. Governor (Democratic)   1,195  (47.9%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ___ :
None of these  73   
GGGG _________________________________________________
   
Results  
Cruz Bustamante, California Lt. Governor (Democratic) Defeated 
Steve Poizner, Businessman/Entrepreneur (Republican) Elected 

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (50% of counted votes).

Steve Poizner, Businessman/Entrepreneur (Republican) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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.

The Ballot Depth section shows 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.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Final 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% 
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2nd 41.6% 
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3rd 5.0% 
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4th 1.5% 
X
5th 0.3% 
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