Election Update: Sweeney Holds Lead in Calbuzz Poll
Jim Sweeney, veteran editorial writer for the Sonoma County Press-Democrat, held a solid lead in the Calbuzz Special Election Pool tonight, with about 50 percent of the vote counted.
It was a humiliating night for Gov. Schwarzenegger and the Legislature, who saw their quintet of budget fix propositions resoundingly voted down across the state.
But it looked like a good night for Sweeney, the only player whose pool entry matched the early vote order for the five props:
But with Props. 1E and 1A less than a percentage point apart, it was still too close to call the pool, at least for a Calbuzzer who edited an early edition story electing Tom Bradley the first black governor of California in 1982. Still, Sweeney strengthened his front-runner position by also running strong on Prop. 1F, where he had predicted a 75.7 percent “yes” vote, only four-tenths of a percent lower than the actual vote at this hour.
We’ll post our analysis of the actual election at 12:01 a.m.
veteran is a nice way to say old, right?
not as old as us!
Sweeney is not old…just aged well like a fine Sonoma wine. A robust, aged wine, I might add. Vigorous in its youth…deep in its maturity.
I'm older than all three of you gents and damned proud of it, too! I still want a valued and highly coveted "Cal Buzzer" buttom – and since it looks like my "creative answers" tothe pool questions rate not a wink nor a nod, I'm willing to pay (within my modest abilities on CA U-I income – somewhat delayed from EDD No Cal offices on a repeated basis) – so where do I send the postal money order "to include S&H" 😉
AS FOR THE PROMISED “analysis of the election” = Hell, I’m willing to wait up for that special one. Remember I’m in the MDT zone, but don’t mind me!
Final, final pool results will be posted with this week’s Friday Fishwrap.
Anonymous 8:25PM, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address and we'll ship you a button. We'll tell you how to send $5 for S&H.