GUSA Poll 2016 results

 

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Illustrations: (Matthew Trunko/The Hoya)

Methodology

The Hoya conducted a campus-wide, door-to-door poll of Georgetown students Monday night in advance of the Georgetown University Student Association executive election Feb. 18.

Although the polling method is not scientific, it was designed to reduce sample bias and provide transparency for demographics.

More than 25 Hoya staff members administered the anonymous survey Monday evening in all campus dormitories and apartment buildings and in townhouses on streets in west Georgetown selected for their high proportion of student residences. Polling began at 9:00 p.m. and was completed by 10:30 p.m. The schedule and locations for polling were not announced beforehand.

A total of 599 Georgetown students completed the survey, which asked students about their views on the relevance of GUSA and the performance of the current GUSA executives, their views of the current election — including their vote choice — a series of demographic questions and a question to gauge the main issues students want their next GUSA executives to address. Respondents were also asked whether they planned to vote in Thursday’s election, allowing the results of some poll questions to be narrowed to a set of likely voters, which number 299 in the aggregate.

These measures limited readership bias, prevented respondents from being polled twice and sought to present a sample representative of the student body. However, as was the case last year, respondents to the poll were mostly underclassmen, likely because of the relative inaccessibility of junior and senior housing.

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3 Comments

  1. Gramm-ER Nazi says:

    You spelled Registration Wrong!

  2. I love that two sandwiches are giving people a run for their money!

    To all the freshmen out there who don’t know yet: GUSA is ineffective (Not necessarily the fault of students in GUSA, maybe they just don’t have much leeway. Who knows!) and electing two sandwiches would likely do more to reform GUSA than any other candidate would. Look at how upperclassmen’s votes are divided between people and sandwiches. Learn from this.

    Also electing sandwiches would just be amazing. And Wisey’s is amazing. Wish I could vote for these two excellent sandwiches.

  3. Concerned Senior says:

    Dear Underclassmen,

    I urge you to vote for Hot Chick and Chicken Madness. My Freshmen year I historically voted to help elect the first openly gay student body president of a Jesuit University. This year you have the chance to elect the first sandwich president. Don’t pass up on the opportunity to make history.

    with love,
    concerned senior

    ps Because you all are too sensitive and I know someone will be offended by this- before you comment stop. take a breadth. realize this is a joke and I’m not actually comparing being gay or Nate Tisa (great guy and GUSA prez btw) to a sandwich. then vote for Hot Chick and Chicken Madness!

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