In a rather insipid poll that is nonetheless getting substantial attention, PAC ranks the Democrats vying for the 2004 nomination. Howard Dean received 44% of the vote, far more than the #2 draw, Dennis Kucinich.

To further add to the meaninglessness of this one, more of the 317,647 participants said they would “enthusiastically support” Carol Mosely-Braun (50.5%) than Joe Lieberman (42%).

While I know that Democratic primary voters are much more liberal than the country as a whole, or indeed, Democratic general election voters, I am virtually certain that they are not going to nominate either Dean or Kucinich, their two worst legitimate candidates.

Note: Steven Taylor has posted his take.

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  1. Steven says:

    Correction: Dean is their worst legit candidate. Kucinich belongs in the same category with Sharpton and Braun.

  2. James Joyner says:

    Yeah, that’s probably true. Granted, Kucinich was at least mayor of a major city and a congressman, which is more than Sharpton. But, CMB was a Senator for a term, even if it was a fluke.

  3. I thought it was interesting that more people wrote-in Al Gore than Hillary Clinton. Just on the recent media coverage of her book, I would’ve expected a better showing.