21 January 2009

Poll Results -- Obama's Crowds

Hey! There's a NEW POLL (Why $140 oil?) to the right --->
Obama's Inauguration Will Have How Many People on the Streets?
under 1 million 22%15
1 - 2 million 27%18
2 - 3 million 13%9
3 - 4 million 9%6
4 million plus 28%19
67 votes total
There is no official count of the crowd because counting is political. (WTF? Seems to be a little like "my crowd is bigger than yours") The NYT says over one-million; CNN says 2 million. (The record is 1.2 million for LBJ's 1965 inauguration.)

I am concluding the 1-2 million is right. If you said so -- high five!

Bottom Line: A lot of people were happy to be there.

2 comments:

  1. David,

    Just in case you don't know about The Wall Street Journal's "Numbers Guy" ... here is his piece on the Obama crowd:

    http://blogs.wsj.com/numbersguy/how-many-people-were-on-the-national-mall-503/

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  2. There were high fives all around yesterday--champagne too. On the Oil prices survey, did you mean "speculators" or "spectators" on that checkbox? If it's speculators, I pick that one!

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