Friday, June 03, 2005

Mark Belling’s Marquette Nickname Poll

Mark Belling’s online straw poll uses the same list of nicknames that Marquette uses in its “official” poll, but with one addition: “Warriors.”

Belling’s poll closes at the same time the Marquette poll closes: late Sunday night.

The current tabulation isn’t visible on Belling’s site, but he will presumably release it on his show Monday.

Of course the poll can be criticized because of a lot of self-selection among people who vote. Conservatives who listen to Belling and people disgruntled that they aren’t allowed to officially vote for “Warriors” will presumably be overrepresented.

On the other hand, it will be interesting to see how people vote when the alternative that most people favor is included. How many people really want “Golden Eagles” or “Hilltoppers” rather than considering those names merely the least bland alternative to “Warriors?”

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