Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Suggestions for Polls

A few months back, I started adding polls to this blog dealing with the American Presidency. It has been fun and many people have voted. A few weeks ago, I ran out of ideas and did not post any polls. I now have a new one up and a few ideas for the future.

However, I have learned that this is hard! Coming up with good questions that people will also want to vote on is not easy. Jenny W. has sent me many suggestions and I appreciate it.

Which gets me thinking...

Do any of the readers of this blog have any suggestions for poll questions? Here are a few criteria:

1. The question must deal with an American President or the American Presidency.

2. The question can not be biased politically. A question like, "Which of President George W. Bush's decisions was the most idiotic?" is not going to fly.

3. The question must be interesting. Something like, "Which President had a mother-in-law with the most unique maiden name?" is also not good.

4. Any suggestions must have four to five possible answers.

Go ahead, post a comment with suggestions. I will be happy to use suitable questions and give you credit when the time comes.

3 comments:

The Tour Marm said...

Which President has the most impressive memorial in Washington, DC?

George Washington
Thomas Jefferson
Abraham Lincoln
Franklin Roosevelt
John F. Kennedy

Inner Prop said...

How about a twist on your current poll:

Which failed presidential assasination attempt was the most influential?

I can only think of two off the top of my head:

A. Reagan (possibly because of the Brady bill)
B. FDR (I think the death of Chicago Mayor Cermak had an effect on Da City)

I'm sure that you could come up with a couple more easily.

Inner Prop said...

Which president was least loyal to his party or campaign promises after being elected?

FDR
George W. Bush
Thomas Jefferson
Woodrow Wilson
William Clinton