View Poll Results: What would it take to switch parties in a Federal election?

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  • Depends on candidate's view of Religious Right

    1 2.44%
  • Depends on candidate's view of Social Programs

    0 0%
  • Depends on candidate's view of Tax Structure

    1 2.44%
  • Depends on candidate's view of Military

    0 0%
  • Depends on candidate's view of Environment

    0 0%
  • Depends on candidate's view of World Affairs

    0 0%
  • It would take more than 1 big issue to sway me from my normal vote

    19 46.34%
  • I only vote for my party

    2 4.88%
  • I don't vote

    2 4.88%
  • You left a necessary choice out for me - I'll explain.

    16 39.02%
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Thread: Would you consider switching parties if...?

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    Question Would you consider switching parties if...?

    Would you consider voting for someone in a different party than you normally support during a Federal election? If so, what would it take?
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    Re: Would you consider switching parties if...?

    I vote on the basis of my confidence in the person's word and their stance on big issues. There's no "different party" voting...it's just voting.
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    Re: Would you consider switching parties if...?

    Quote Originally Posted by GreenvilleGrows View Post
    Would you consider voting for someone in a different party than you normally support during a Federal election? If so, what would it take?
    I do not vote based on party.
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    Re: Would you consider switching parties if...?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I do not vote based on party.
    Ok then, as a conservative, when was the last time you voted for a Democrat in a Federal election? Or, perhaps, do you vote Republican & 3rd party? If, for example, you haven't voted for a Democrat, what would it take for you to vote for a Democrat?
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    Re: Would you consider switching parties if...?

    I don't vote party line. I vote for the best available candidate, or more likely in recent years, against the worst available candidate. There hasn't been a Presidential candidate running in decades that I've actually been able to support.
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    Re: Would you consider switching parties if...?

    Quote Originally Posted by GreenvilleGrows View Post
    Ok then, as a conservative, when was the last time you voted for a Democrat in a Federal election? Or, perhaps, do you vote Republican & 3rd party? If, for example, you haven't voted for a Democrat, what would it take for you to vote for a Democrat?
    I'll tell you. I voted for Obama, specifically to keep Palin away from anything remotely resembling the Presidency. I will always vote against religious wingnuts who can't comprehend separation of church and state.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Would you consider switching parties if...?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I do not vote based on party.
    Nor do I. I have voted for Regan, Dole, and Grassley. I lean left, but don't vote by party.

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    Re: Would you consider switching parties if...?

    I do not identify with any party, so I am registered as an independent (no party, decline to state) voter. I feel so strongly about being independent that I don't want any party to mis-interpret me as a even number on a voting list as somehow approving of their policies.

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    Re: Would you consider switching parties if...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I'll tell you. I voted for Obama, specifically to keep Palin away from anything remotely resembling the Presidency. I will always vote against religious wingnuts who can't comprehend separation of church and state.
    Interesting answer to me. Because I think religion is one area of potential swing voting. You might identify somewhat with core Republican beliefs, but because of a candidate's view of "religious right" issues, you've proven you would vote for a Democrat. Even though, in my mind, their views on some pretty large issues were distinctly different.

    I'm not saying I accurately described your situation, but that's the train of thought that made me ask the question.
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    Re: Would you consider switching parties if...?

    Quote Originally Posted by GreenvilleGrows View Post
    Ok then, as a conservative, when was the last time you voted for a Democrat in a Federal election? Or, perhaps, do you vote Republican & 3rd party? If, for example, you haven't voted for a Democrat, what would it take for you to vote for a Democrat?
    I'll answer for myself (as a non-party Conservative).....

    I have never voted for a Democrat in a Federal election. HOWEVER, of the FIVE Presidential elections I've been able to vote in, I've only voted for the Republican candidate TWICE.

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