What web app for conducting polls has good support for range voting?

To my knowledge, range voting is the most optimal way to run a single-winner election or poll. Aside from being dead simple (e.g. score each choice 0-9, highest sum wins) it’s staggeringly unmatched in computer simulations calculating Bayesian regret compared to all other systems regardless of voter utility, strategy, honesty, ignorance, or noise.

Is there a web app for conducting polls with good support for range/score voting? A self-hosted solution is perfectly fine, although unnecessary. Any required architecture or platform will do.

Google has lead me to SurveyMonkey, PollDaddy, EasyPolls, StrawPoll, and none had this. Some came close but the votes weren’t kept secret. StrawPoll allows approval voting, which is at least a step in the right direction but the results should be hidden until finished.

BetterPolls has the best implementation I’ve found but seems relatively small and lacks features such as optional single-IP tallying. (Although it does have a mild captcha.) OAuth login support (e.g. Google+, Facebook) would be ideal. I know it’s impossible to stop all ballot stuffing but it would be great to see an app for this superior system, particularly for fast and easy straw polls.

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Why are (public) political polls typically allowed even very close to the elections despite of their apparent disruptive effect on voters perception?

This is a follow-up of this accepted answer for the question: “Restricting polls because of the “Bandwagon effect””:

forbidding opinions for months would be detrimental to the development
of public opinion and the law is already controversial as it is.

I cannot get the logic of this argument, as for me it seems to work the other way around: polls seems to distort public opinion, by favoring the most notorious/popular candidates regardless of their political platform, program etc. Given current technological level, without public polls there are still plenty sources for public opinion development: TV, radio, social media, parties and candidates web sites.

I will develop more on this in the following paragraphs.

This article argues about how political polls influence voters:

“the bandwagon effect”, where voters who think a particular political
party will win the election may end up voting for that party or
candidate.

Strategic voting is motivated by the intention of voters to affect
which party wins the election. The move of voters to the perceived
majority view is called “contagion”.

This study seems to confirm that polls do influence the vote:

The findings emerging from these three sets of analyses converge on
four main conclusions about the 1988 Canadian elections:

  1. Polls affected voters’ perceptions of the various parties’ changes of winning
  2. Polls affected the vote
  3. Polls affected strategic voting as some voters became less inclined to support a party whose chances of winning appeared slim
  4. Polls did not have a contagion effect, since voters did not come to evaluate the parties and leaders who were doing well in the polls more
    positively.

However, its results are very limited since it deals with only one election.

Of course, I am not referring to private polls as parties and candidates must know how to adapt their strategies.

Question: Why are (public) political polls typically allowed even very close to the elections despite of their apparent disruptive effect on voters perception?

Note: I am talking about polls that are done before the elections is started, not exit polls.

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Question: Polls: what type of alarm do you use to wake up?

Question: Polls: what type of alarm do you use to wake up?

Question: Polls: what type of alarm do you use to wake up?

Alarm clock, digital alarm clock, cellphone alarm etc…

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Question: Will the left make the mistake of faking polls again like before the Trump election?

Question: Will the left make the mistake of faking polls again like before the Trump election?

Question: Will the left make the mistake of faking polls again like before the Trump election?

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Question: POLLS: What mobile phone do you use?

Question: POLLS: What mobile phone do you use?

Question: POLLS: What mobile phone do you use?

Iphone 8 for me.

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Question: Polls, are you scared of any domestic, common animals?

Question: Polls, are you scared of any domestic, common animals?

Question: Polls, are you scared of any domestic, common animals?

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Question: Polls, what’s wrong with pineapple going on a pizza?

Question: Polls, what’s wrong with pineapple going on a pizza?

Question: Polls, what’s wrong with pineapple going on a pizza?

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Question: Polls: do you fearlessly admit your mistakes or are to embarrassed to?

Question: Polls: do you fearlessly admit your mistakes or are to embarrassed to?

Question: Polls: do you fearlessly admit your mistakes or are to embarrassed to?

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Question: Polls: how much money did you waste this week?

Question: Polls: how much money did you waste this week?

Question: Polls: how much money did you waste this week?

Me: about $14 from Sunday til today.

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Question: Where is the Polls & Surveys section?

Question: Where is the Polls & Surveys section?



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