Well, this is it, folks. Our last informal presidential poll.
Next Tuesday is the primary election in Illinois, when you’ll get to decide for real who should be the Republican nominee for president. This weekly poll has been an interesting experiment – it sometimes drew more than 100 voters, sometimes less than 30. Though Barack Obama routinely won, votes for Republicans (split between the four candidates) routinely outnumbered votes for him.
And though Mitt Romney is in the lead with 454 delegates as of today (according to this Wall Street Journal tracker), his opponents, particularly Rick Santorum, are still in the race, and this contest could go all the way to the Republican convention in August
Today, we will see primaries in Alabama and Mississippi (UPDATE: Santorum won both), and a caucus in Hawaii. The Missouri caucus is Saturday. And then it’s our turn.
So for the last time, we’re asking who you plan to vote for. We’ll announce the winner of this amazingly non-scientific poll on Monday, and the winner of the real, honest-to-gosh Illinois primary on Tuesday. Thanks to everyone who took part in this little experiment, and please, get out and vote on Tuesday. Thank you.