Slate's American Idol survey.

Slate in motion.
April 11 2007 3:31 PM

Our Own American Idol Vote

A Slatevideo survey reveals who should lose.

It isn't quite the 2000 Florida election debacle … yet. But this season's edition of American Idol and its breakaway star, the less-than-stellar crooner Sanjaya Malakar, have raised questions about voting integrity. With Howard Stern and Web sites like Vote for the Worst urging people to support Sanjaya despite—or is it because of?—his musical limitations, that magical bond of trust between the voting public and its favorite electoral contest could be in serious danger of dissolving.

Have no fear. Our partners at MediaCurves have stepped in with a survey of 1,210 Americans, taken last night, which shows who should have won and lost the latest competition. MediaCurves played video of the eight contestants for all the survey participants over the Web and recorded both their real-time reactions to each performance and their overall rating of each singer. Play the video below to see what our survey group thought:

We asked voters to watch a clip of president, and record their level of agreement with his remarks via the Internet. Here are the results, organized by party affiliation.; bush; george bush; Iraq; Iraq War; speech; http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid717013245 http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=78144477

And for more detailed results of the survey, click on this graph:

Click here to expand the image

And join us next week for another edition of American Idol: The Survey.

For more information about how HCD conducts its surveys, click here.

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

Talking White

Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.

Alabama’s Insane New Abortion Law Gives Fetuses Lawyers and Puts Teenage Girls on Trial

Tattoo Parlors Have Become a Great Investment

A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently

The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 4:05 PM Today in GOP Outreach to Women: You Broads Like Wedding Dresses, Right?

Big Problems With the Secret Service Were Reported Last Year. Nobody Cared.

Crime

Operation Backbone

How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.

Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Ridiculously Polite. That’s What Scares Beijing So Much.

This Gargantuan Wind Farm in Wyoming Would Be the Hoover Dam of the 21st Century

Moneybox
Oct. 1 2014 8:34 AM This Gargantuan Wind Farm in Wyoming Would Be the Hoover Dam of the 21st Century To undertake a massively ambitious energy project, you don’t need the government anymore.
  News & Politics
Politics
Oct. 2 2014 11:01 AM It Wasn’t a Secret A 2013 inspector general report detailed all of the Secret Service’s problems. Nobody cared.
  Business
Moneybox
Oct. 2 2014 12:58 PM Why Can’t States Do More to Protect Patients From Surprise Medical Bills? It’s complicated.
  Life
Lexicon Valley
Oct. 2 2014 1:05 PM What's Wrong With "America's Ugliest Accent"
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 2 2014 12:37 PM St. Louis Study Confirms That IUDs Are the Key to Lowering Teen Pregnancy Rates
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 1 2014 3:24 PM Revelry (and Business) at Mohonk Photos and highlights from Slate’s annual retreat.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 2 2014 1:29 PM Want to Know What Makes David Fincher Great? Focus on What He Doesn’t Do.
  Technology
Future Tense
Oct. 2 2014 1:22 PM If Someone Secretly Controlled What You Say, Would You Notice? What cyranoid experiments reveal about how people act.  
  Health & Science
Science
Oct. 2 2014 12:53 PM The Panic Virus How public health officials are keeping Americans calm about the Ebola threat.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 1 2014 5:19 PM Bunt-a-Palooza! How bad was the Kansas City Royals’ bunt-all-the-time strategy in the American League wild-card game?