GUSA straw poll results: Students love Feiman-Sims
The results are in — Jed Feiman (COL ’12) and Henry Sims (COL ’12) won our GUSA election straw poll with a shade more than 33 percent of the vote.
Trailing a bit less than 10 points back are Mike Meaney (SFS ’12) and Greg Laverriere (COL ’12), with the Ace Factor (COL ’12) / James Pickens (COL ’12) and Charles Joyce (COL ’12) / Paige Lovejoy (SFS ’12) tickets almost 20 points behind.
However, don’t assume Feiman-Sims is a shoo-in just yet. Although we’re awfully proud of the 755 votes in our poll, last year’s GUSA election drew more than 3,100 votes. (And more than 2,600 votes were cast in the election before that.) Plus, the instant-runoff voting system that’ll be used on Thursday means that a plurality doesn’t guarantee a win — but nonetheless, it’s a sign of strong support for Feiman-Sims.