Mass Lawyers Weekly ran a reader poll today regarding the following question:
Should U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren be investigated for possibly practicing law without a license?
I heard about the poll in an email just after 1:30 p.m. today. I did not publicize the poll because while online polls are not scientific, I also didn’t want someone to say that the results were skewed by me publicizing the poll.
But, I figured that if the poll was getting attention, it would be interesting to see what it showed prior to the storm. So I took an image of the results as of 1:37 p.m., and the vote was 3-1 in favor of an investigation:
I checked back in and there was no sudden surge. The “Yes” vote climbed steadily throughout the afternoon, while the “No” vote didn’t move much.
This signals to me that while a little publicity probably helped the “Yes” vote, few people were coming to Warren’s defense. Here are the results as of 7:05 p.m.:
Elsewhere in Massachusetts, the students who blog at Harvard Law School Is Bogus website (background here) are mocking Laurence Tribe, one of Elizabeth Warren’s defenders on the licensing issue, The Anti-Hero of Harvard Law School: A Post-Modern “Paper Chase”.
And Scott Brown is not letting up on the fake Indian issue. It’s good to see that Brown is not backing down after the “Tomahawk chop” incident: