What Do the Netroots Want? Straw Poll Offers Answers
voices.washingtonpost.com — AUSTIN -- The economy may be the top worry of most Americans, but a straw poll of attendees at Netroots Nation 2008 shows that liberal bloggers and Democratic activists are looking to the environment as much as their pocketbooks.
Asked their top concern, the bloggers in the informal survey cited "energy and global warming" (19 percent), "the growing gap between the rich and the poor" (17 percent) and "loss of constitutional rights" (15 percent). The straw poll was conducted July 17-20 at a conference booth by the Campaign for America's Future and Democracy Corps. Drawing 13 percent of the 2,000 registered conference goers, the poll is scheduled for formal release tomorrow.