GodTube.com Announces Largest Ever Election Polling for Christian Community for the 2008 Presidential Race
More than 40,000 Respond to First Poll
With the election up for grabs, GodTube.com to become major resource for media as first nationwide Christian polling reveal initial surprising results with Mike Huckabee first choice among Christians, followed by Barack Obama
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DALLAS, Jan. 28 /Christian Newswire/ -- GodTube.com, the website which set the record as the #1 fastest growing website in the U.S. according to ComScore during its first official launch month, announces it will conduct ongoing election polling for the 2008 presidential race. Religion has already taken center stage in this year's Presidential election, and GodTube.com allows concerned Christians to have a voice on important issues, such as the war in Iraq, abortion, and the economy.
Currently there is no single source of nationwide Christian polling, and GodTube.com is uniquely positioned to reach the Christian community. With more than 2.5 million monthly visitors and over 250,000 registered Christian users, including 25,000 churches, GodTube.com connects with tens of thousands of Protestant and Catholic Americans each day seeking faith online. As Christians look to November 2008 and decide who will lead them for the next four years, GodTube.com gives users the opportunity to voice their opinions and discuss with other GodTube.com users how each candidate complements their own political and religious beliefs.
"The reason GodTube is an important part of the election process is the whole point of being a Christian is to penetrate the darkness, it's to preserve the things that are spoiling," said presidential 2008 candidate Mike Huckabee. "GodTube is helping to be that bridge to help get people from the world of the spiritual, into the mission field of politics."
GodTube.com has expanded the online poll by adding key campaign issue questions and social networking pages for each major candidate, including video clips and content submitted by GodTube.com users and the candidates themselves. These candidate pages will provide user and candidate feedback, and will provide exclusive election material on an ongoing basis.
"Our Christian user base is very vocal and active in the election," explains Chris Wyatt, CEO and founder of GodTube.com. "We look forward to having the leading candidates participate in this interactive community by engaging our users online with video commentary and live town hall style chats."
GodTube.com has created a non-scientific poll on its website (www.godtube.com/election) for registered users to vote for their preference in the upcoming Presidential election. More than 10,000 votes were cast within the first twenty-four hours and the number of participants continues to grow. In the GodTube.com polling thus far, Mike Huckabee leads with 51.6% of the votes, followed by Barack Obama with 16.8% and Hillary Rodham Clinton with 10.3% of the votes. GodTube.com is utilizing internet survey techniques to ensure fairness and only includes the leading primary candidates.
GodTube.com has become an instant success, experiencing explosive growth drawing millions of unique visitors each month. GodTube.com broadcasts more Christian videos in a single day than all of the Christian television networks do in an entire year. With more than 50,000 videos offering a diverse array of video content, ranging from powerful personal testimonials to humorous youth-oriented videos and sermons, GodTube.com provides thought-provoking and welcoming ways for people to explore their faith online.