Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Wayne Ivey Wins Brevard Times Viewer Poll

VIERA, Florida -- Republican candidate for Brevard County Sheriff, Wayne Ivey, won the Brevard Times viewer poll against Todd Maddox, also a Republican candidate for Sheriff,  65% to 29%, respectively.  Another Republican candidate, Gary Harrell, came in a distant third with 4% of the vote.  Harrell dropped out of the race and endorsed Ivey while the poll was being conducted.

The poll also revealed that the Sheriff's race is a race of personalities, not partisanship.  Although viewers were able to make more than one selection, less than 1% of viewers said that they would vote for 'Any Republican' or 'Any Democrat.'

Of the two viewer polls conducted by Brevard Times so far, the results are in line with in-person straw polls such as the one conducted by the Brevard County Conservative Coalition which had Ivey leading Maddox 60% to 40%, respectively.

Like a straw poll, the viewer poll is unscientific and cannot be given any weight as to how voters will actually vote come election day.   However, it can indicate the level of energy and enthusiasm political activists have for a particular candidate this early in the race.

A new Brevard Times' viewer poll, for Brevard County Property Appraiser, begins today. 

Brevard County Sheriff's race viewer poll results:

Adrian Moss-Beasley (D)
  152 (0%)
Mark Steven Orndoff (D)
  20 (0%)
Ernest Cathy (NPA)
  191 (1%)
Gary Harrell (R)
  649 (4%)
Wayne Ivey (R)
  10204 (65%)
Larry “Todd” Maddox (R)
  4534 (29%)
Any Republican
  67 (0%)
Any Democrat
  43 (0%)
Any Non-Party Candidate
  31 (0%)