We contacted the Aspen Times and got some clarification around their Poll
How long do Aspen Times Polls Run?
Answer: The Aspen Times polls run for one week, typically Monday-Sunday or on occasion Tuesday-Sunday. The poll results are posted in the Monday paper on pg. 2. The Missouri Heights/Ascendigo poll results were published in yesterday’s paper (May 17) on page 2 and although the poll remains up at the moment, it has technically ended and should be replaced this afternoon by the editor in charge of the poll.
Is it typical to get over 3000 responses? Got any stats?
Answer: I wouldn’t say it is common to have a poll receive 3,000-plus responses, but on occasion this does happen when the topic of the poll is a particularly contentious one in the community. On average our polls receive about 1,000 responses give or take.
What was the Aspen Times' objective in running this poll (other than attracting 3000+ visits to your website)? ~No judgement, we understand that's how you make $.
Answer: These polls are by no means scientific and are something that The Aspen Times uses to get a temperature of the community on current news and events.
Based on this poll, will the Aspen Times come out in support of Keep Missouri Heights Rural? Gotta ask.
Answer: I am unsure if The Aspen Times Editorial Board will be releasing an opinion piece regarding Ascendigo Ranch/Missouri Heights.
Thanks to Aspen Times for answering our questions.