Polls, Surveys & Sign-up Lists

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Draft 0.2 Questions for a Candidates Survey

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A Proposed GPCA Assessment
of a Candidate's Qualifications and Capabilities

The "meta" (highest level) questions of the survey are:
"Is the prospective (or actual) candidate..."

  • ...qualified to hold and "do well in" the electoral office they seek to win? jgw 11.12.20
  • ...competent to run a campaign for the office s/he seeks? jgw 11.12.20
  • ...capable of running, funding, managing and/or supervising their campaign? jgw 11.12.20
  • ...selecting a competent capable campaign manager, together (mgr + candidate) selecting campaign staff, attracting, engaging and managing suitable volunteers? jgw 11.12.20

Jennifer Gopinathadasi Woodward
version jw0.2 (a.k.a. jw-draft 2) (draft 0.1 was 10.03.29)

Introduction to the draft survey questions that follow:
This is my (JGW's) second draft of some possible, necessary (but not yet sufficient or "complete" or well-formed) questions. Necessary means: the candidate really must be able to answer this question "satisfactorially." Sufficient means: we have not left out an important question. Over time we refine the questions and "converge" on what we believe is a necessary and sufficient list of them. Complete means: we, the survey designers and refiners, have done our best possible effort to determine what are the commonly used "necessary and sufficient" questions for this kind of survey, and to determine what are the "special Green / Green Party" questions that a "truly GP candidate" needs to answer "satisfactorially" or better.

After an election, the feedback from the candidates who won and lost are obviously "too late" for that election cycle, but nevertheless their feedback will be invaluable to improve these surveys and our results in the next election cycle!

Notes for a What-Did-You-Know, When-Did-You-Know-It Survey

How @#^#-ing hard is it:

  1. to find out more about the General Assembly meeting or the "Occupy the Future Summit" meetings Dec. 3-4 & 5 2011 respectively in L.A. or
  2. to get more information online about either of those events (even though that info exists online) or
  3. register for either event and then
  4. decide if you, a stalwart GPCA member or supporter, can afford to GET TO that event and take the time off from work or house-hold chores!

I, JGW, am thinking it is still too hard, but how to prove or disprove that supposition?

IMHO especially since a GPCA group discussion on Facebook 11.11.23 we (the GPCA membership) need a poll or survey, which maybe I'll put on CAGreenIDEAS-dot-org shortly, asking "the GPCA membership at large" (potentially all 113K of us in California, according to new GPCA Managing Director Marnie Glickman) to reveal:

  1. Who (or how many) among the survey takers knew about these two events in early December 2011 before they occured?
  2. When did they, the survey taker, learn about either of these events? (How many days, weeks before the events?)
  3. Did they want to attend either of these events? Why?
  4. Have they or did they register for either of these events?
  5. (If the survey is offered after the events,) Did they actually attend either of these events?
  6. If not, why not?
  7. Did they attend as either a "county representative" or as an "interested observer," and
  8. Roughly how much did it cost attendees to attend either or both of these events?
  9. I.e. are only the "more wealthy" / well off Greens attending these state-wide face-to-face meetings?
  10. Would online video conferenced meetings be better, cheaper, easier to setup and as effective or more effective as the face-to-face in-a-building meetings?
  11. How often (per week, month, quarter of the year) would you be willing to attend an online video conferenced state-wide meeting?
  12. How often (per week, month, quarter of the year) would you be willing to attend an online video conferenced GPCA working group meeting?

Notes for a "Should Barney Frank be a speaker at GPCA events?" survey

Barney Frank, 71 y.o. rep from Massachusettes the last 30 years, announced Monday 11.11.28 that he will not run for another 2 year term in the House of Representatives.

Clearly there is an opportunity for a well educated, informed, articulate Green to run for his seat. But Mr. Frank has been one of the foremost critics of the US Financial Industry including the Banks Too Big To Fail.

About Draft Surveys first published here as an article for discussion and revision

The articles in this category of "Polls and Surveys" exist only for public discussion, comment and revision.

The articles here will be "surveys in development" and therefore very incomplete, early draft, plain-text versions of future surveys to be web published on this web site.

I (jgw) and other volunteer site administrators will create actual active "test" and "live" surveys from the last or best version of the plain-text survey-as-article document.

"Test" surveys willl exist on this site for volunteer survey-testers to "take" so that site administrators, survey stakeholders, and the survey takers can provide feedback to refine the survey and the surveying process.

Eventually a "live" survey will exist on this web site for all web site users to "take" as a more formal -- and more statistically relevant -- assessment of site user public opinion of the topics presented in the particular survey.

Logged-in site users will perform the revisions to a particular draft survey-as-article as "votes" and comments on the content of a version of a draft survey-as-article indicate such revisions are necessary.