Okay, I’ll admit up front to a bit of hyperbole with the headline, but this month we diced the numbers differently and have a slightly different spin. But once again, before I get into the numbers, to try to head off the typical vitriolic commentary we see on any site that publishes anything connected to the election, here are the disclaimers:
- This is a scientific poll. We select respondents randomly, although there is self selection (as there is in any poll) in that every participant has completed the Keirsey Temperament Sorter-II at http://www.keirsey.com, and therefore has at least some interest in gaining self-awareness.
- However, we do our best to correct for bias by including temperament in our screening factors. That is, we do not allow for over representation by any of the 4 temperaments.
- Polls represent preferences. In the extremes between the two candidates, Idealist women vastly prefer President Obama, Guardian men prefer Governor Romney. But, there are still plenty of Idealist women who prefer Governor Romney, and Guardian men who prefer President Obama. So, if you post a rant below accusing the poll of being wrong or biased because you personally fall on the short side of a range, you will just look foolish.
- Once again, well reasoned comments that focus on the Keirsey Temperament Theory aspect of the article are welcome. I will delete ad hominem attacks on both the candidates and other posters - to post these, please visit Yahoo News.
Now, on the to the meat and potatoes. First off: the over all numbers really haven’t changed