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January 15, 2009 Poll Results

How should Hillary Clinton's replacement in the U.S. Senate be selected?

Special election to complete current term 53% 267 votes
Governor's appointment until special election in November 2010 24% 123 votes
Governor's appointment to complete current term 19% 100 votes
Other (use comment box on result page to specify) 1% 9 votes
Not sure 0% 4 votes
Total: 503 Votes

Note: This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.


January 15, 2009
7:02 a.m.

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Governor to appoint, senate to ratify for remainder of seat term.

January 15, 2009
8:04 a.m.

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A special election for this Senate seat to complete this term is a waste of money. In this economy it's just another expense we can't afford! Spending what little money our state has on an extra election seems ridiculous when school budgets are being cut, unemployment is so high etc...? Let the Governor appoint someone, he has done a good job so far and appears to be a very fair man. Then give the people their right to choose at the next election.

January 16, 2009
1:37 p.m.

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How is letting We, the People choose the next senator a waste of money?

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