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Poll: Political Persuasion

For some of us, our political party is a major part of our identity. Others don't vote based on party affiliation, instead making a decision based on attitudes about the individual candidate or timely issues.

If you had to identify your political persuasion, what would it be? Feel free to share why in the comments!

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fashionhore fashionhore 9 years
I am a libertarian who will vote for whoever I feel has the best interests of Americans at hand (and heart).
alltherage alltherage 9 years
DEMOCRAT!
krazykarot krazykarot 9 years
I registered democrat just so I could vote in their primaries. Other than that I try to vote based on the people/issues, not the party.
gigill gigill 9 years
I would vote democrat if I were eligible to in the states.
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
i want to vote for the candidate who is honest, whose employees would speak highly of. I want someone who keeps their promises to the best of their ability, doesn't pander, is faithful to their spouse as well. And if they say they are a Christian and plan on using that to get votes, I'd like to know that they actually belong to A particular church...as in the people of that congregation know him or her and can vouch for seeing their butt in a pew more than once during campaign season! that makes me the most angry. i feel that's dishonorable to the people who get up early every sunday when they could sleep in, get dressed, and participate in their community worship, bake sales, etc. I don't, but I would deserve a good kick in the butt if I made it sound like I did!
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
I'm not registered to any party either. This two party system frustrates me. I imagine many third party candidates over the years held the best qualifications for the job, but were passed over because voters didn't want to "give their votes away."
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
I am a registered Democrat since I began voting 18 years ago but I do not vote party lines. I've been considering switching registration to Independent or Green Parties, but it truly doesn't matter since I vote for the candidate that best represents my position not the party candidate. I was hoping for a long time that Arlen Specter would run but then then became ill. I would have voted for him for President in a heartbeat. If I was a Brit I know I'd in the Labour Party leaning toward Centralist.
kgtkgt kgtkgt 9 years
A liberal dem since childhood and I don't see that changing in the near future.
caligirl101 caligirl101 9 years
Anything but Republican
janneth janneth 9 years
It would be so difficult to vote Republican after these last 7 years. Just hope the Demos don't blow their big chance.
divinedebris divinedebris 9 years
When I registered to vote years ago, I registered independent because I don't vote on a party basis I vote for the candidates and the issues that matter to me most. Right now I'm a registered Republican because in my state, UT, we have closed primaries and I need to be a Republican for a day so that I can vote for Ron Paul in the primary on Super Tuesday. :D Go Constitutional rights! Go Ron Paul!
kia kia 9 years
I am a registered Green because I do hold values that are similar to party ideas. I am pretty pragmatic though and will not vote along party lines just because someone is a Green candidate.
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
Remedios, it really disappoints me that, that is what people think of the Republican party (not that I blame you). Because that is NOT what it is suppose to stand for. If we had true Conservative Republican's you would have a totally different view.
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 9 years
I'm a Democrat and usually vote for Dems, they're the way to go in my area, but I could certainly vote for an independent (and perhaps even a Repub... ) if the candidate were to represent my views particularly well...
misogi misogi 9 years
Independent. :) I'm as politically moderate as it comes.
KathleenxCouture KathleenxCouture 9 years
Oh and esk4, I totally agree I'm very disappointed in Bush and think he gives Republicans a bad name. People my age aren't completely cought up in politics just yet as this will be my, and many of my friends, first time voting...So even though I've taken the initiative to look into this stuff, a lot of my friends are still brainwashed by what their parents thought about politics when they were growing up..so they say stuff like "WTF you're voting republican? thats sad. But it's not them saying it, its their parents. It's unfortunate that a lot of people my age (18,19,20,21) still havent begun to get into politics. If they understood what was going on more they would see that Republicans aren't to blame for anything..it's Bush. Period.
KathleenxCouture KathleenxCouture 9 years
Libertarian/Republican/Constitutionalist In other words..I'm voting for Ron Paul :)
remedios remedios 9 years
cine_lover - Both major parties are for big govt; they just have different targets. Democrats focus on govt regulating businesses (like environmental regs) and services (e.g., education). Republicans focus on govt regulating individuals (e.g., marriage, speech). I figure if govt is going to be involved, I'd rather it be focused on something that is to provide for the welfare of the country, rather than focusing on what I see as legislating morality. Reps seem more concerned with bringing religion into the govt, which I strongly oppose. I struggle with the idea of private ownership as well, since it's just the govt deciding to give one person power over a resource to the exclusion of others. (But I'm not sure what to do about that.) I also very rarely see a good justification for attacking another country and Reps seem more militaristic than Dems do. I also realize this is more general and theoretical. There's really not a huge difference between the Republicans and Democrats. And there are examples of Dems doing what I say Reps do and vice versa.
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
Amen to that clarient.
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 9 years
in my country ther eis no such thing as liberals or conservatives just two parties but since i'm currently in Canada i would be a liberal.
slackferno slackferno 9 years
I'm registered No Party, and when a candidate or issue comes up that I feel passionately about, I campaign on its behalf. Mostly I vote Democrat, but I remember voting Republican at least once and getting burned (McCain, you bastard!) I too was raised by a Democrat and a Republican who voted to cancel each other out. But Mom was a pretty moderate Dem, and Dad was the Greenest Republican I ever met. I think I registered NOP so neither one would think they "won."
trésjolie1 trésjolie1 9 years
Democrat, but if Clinton wins this nomination I might go for McCain!
liciababe liciababe 9 years
I am what the true form of a republican is i don't want the gov't to tell me what to do with my money or socially. I vote republican and consider myself a hardcore republican but don't agree with the social side of the republican party which i feel is too tied up with religion. I don't the the gov't should tell me who i can and can't marry, whether or not i have to have a child and i fully support stem cell research ( i suffer from a disease that could be cured by it) yet i love my guns more than the three listed above so i vote repub. when there is a constitution party member listed on the local ballots i vote for them as i most identify with that party ok i think i should stop now haha
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
Remedios, if you are more of a libertarian, why do you vote Democratic? Just wondering.
ellipsery ellipsery 9 years
Democratic socialist.
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