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Kucinich Moves to Second Place in Alexa Candidate Website Activity Rankings and California Democratic Council Vote by Rob Kall OpEdNews.com predicted Dean win of Moveon.org internet primary within less than one percentage point using this same technology.

by Rob Kall


The same internet statistics that predicted within less than one percentage point the percentage Howard Dean won the the Moveon.org internet primary by shows Dennis Kucinich ahead of all the candidates except Howard Dean, who holds a strong lead on Kucinich as well.  And in  the California Democratic Council  (CDC) Vote, Howard Dean took a commanding first place with 56.11 percent of the vote with Dennis Kucinich placing second with 17.19 percent and Wesley Clark with 14.48 percent.

Kucinich is now, with a usual estimate of two percent support in most polls, where Clinton Was in the Months before the Start of the 1991 Primaries. But the congressman's  very strong showing in web activity is a very positive sign that suggests pollsters who poll just a few hundred people may be wrong about Kucinich. The Alexa.com stats used in this article that show Dean, then Kucinich in the lead, ahead of the pack, are based on data from hundreds of thousands of internet users. The  CDC vote was based on votes from delegates, representing 130 Democratic clubs and county central committees.

David Swanson, Kucinich Campaign press secretary told OpEdnews.com,   "There are a number of examples of candidates who were, during these early months, dismissed as fringe, no hope candidates who were low in the early polls, who were either nominated in the primaries or who had a big impact at the convention and in the early primaries. This was completely unexpected by the mainstream media.  Those examples include Jerry Brown, Jesse Jackson, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.

When asked what he thought of the mainstream media's suggestions that Al Gore was playing "king maker" with his endorsement of Howard Dean, that it might have clinched the nomination for him, Swanson replied, "The polls that may be most significant, though getting the least attention, are the ones showing that the majority of the voters know nothing about any of the candidates, so it's an open field. There have been a number of polls that put "un-decided" in first or second second place. There are two big problems with the pundits saying that it's wrapped up this early in the race. First, there's no historical background for this. Where people are in the polls does not predict how things will turn out."

"Second, telling people things are already set discourages people from voting and participating in the democratic process. The winner of past elections has been "nobody"-- more people have chosen not to vote than to support anybody. President Bush was elected by 17% of the public.

Here's how the numbers look for the leading candidates:.

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Candidate Day Week 3 Months June 25th Dean 395 290 265.5


Kucinich 210 125 42


Kerry 195 100 68


Clark 140 140 144.5 N/A Edwards 70 61 36


Gephart 55 35 37


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Lieberman 20 21 17




Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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