HANOVER, NH - As of 11:30PM, over four hundred Dartmouth students had weighed in on open-vote.com just minutes after the Democratic Debate at Dartmouth, choosing Hillary Clinton as the debate winner. Hillary led with 34% of the vote, followed by Barack Obama with 26% and John Edwards with 15%.
No other candidate was rated the winner by more than 16% of students.
The poll was open to all members of the Dartmouth community, and each person was permitted to vote only once. The poll will remain open throughout the night. Come back to www.open-vote.com to get up-to-the-minute results.
"With Open-vote.com, students can now finally make their heard and we can get some new insights into what a campus thinks," said Openvote co-founder Colin Van Ostern, who created the site with a fellow Dartmouth graduate student.
Additionally, www.open-vote.com is featuring polls of who Darmouth will be voting for in the Democratic and Republican primaries in January, the results of which will also be released after the debate. Barack Obama leads on the Democratic side with 40% of 369 votes, and Rudy Giuliani leads on the Republican side with 22% of 265 votes. Further results and other polls can be found on the site at www.open-vote.com
"Students deserve to have their voice heard, but traditional polling relies on home phones and leaves college students out entirely," said Van Ostern."It is amazing that with all the new technology and increased internet access in recent years, up until now there still has been no good way to see what a college campus thinks. Openvote is changing that."
"Openvote allows the world to finally have some insight into what a college campus really thinks - not just about politics, but on everything else college students care about."
Openvote is a website built by two Dartmouth graduate students, Colin Van Ostern and Jason Freedman, in order to give students at any college a way to poll their school, vote, and see what campus thinks. The site is not authorized or otherwise controlled by Dartmouth College or any other educational institution in any way.
For more information please contact Colin Van Ostern at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (603) 557-4704 (email is preferred). Visit the site at http://www.open-vote.com or the blog at http://open-vote.blogspot.com.