View Poll Results: Which issues would you NOT vote for a candidate who disagreed with you on the issue?

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  • Abortion

    7 43.75%
  • Gun Rights

    10 62.50%
  • Civil Rights other than guns

    4 25.00%
  • SSM/Gay Rights

    4 25.00%
  • Military Spending

    1 6.25%
  • Foriegn Policy

    7 43.75%
  • Social Security/Medicare

    4 25.00%
  • Drug Legalization

    5 31.25%
  • Tax Issues/Reform

    4 25.00%
  • None of the above

    2 12.50%
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Thread: Litmus Test Issues

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    Litmus Test Issues

    Which of the issues above would you not vote for a candidate who disagreed with your stance on the issue. In other words, which of the issues is a litmus test issue. Pick all that apply.

    Please be patient, alot of options to type out and my typing is still much slower and less accurate than it was before I was in the hospital so it will take a couple minutes to get the poll attached. Also note that this list is not all inclusive, I just picked issues off the top of my head.
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    Re: Litmus Test Issues

    I won't vote for a candidate who supports reparations. Beyond that, it is a balancing test.

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    Re: Litmus Test Issues

    Really my only 2 would be abortion and drug legalization. However, if they are more moderate on those issues while still disagreeing with me I could consider voting for them.

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    Re: Litmus Test Issues

    You should have had an "all of the above" option because the only one I didn't chose was military spending. I literally will not vote for the lesser of two evils. If a major candidate crosses issues creating a conflict between my issues, I will vote libertarian or pass and hope for the best.
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    Re: Litmus Test Issues

    Plenty of room for policy disagreement. No room for constitutional disagreement, my attitude is that if something is even slightly questionable it should be put up for a constitutional amendment, reworked to be unquestionably constitutional, or dropped. That said I picked second amendment and civil rights issues.
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    Re: Litmus Test Issues

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    I won't vote for a candidate who supports reparations. Beyond that, it is a balancing test.
    What are you referring to when you say "reparations"?
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    Re: Litmus Test Issues

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    What are you referring to when you say "reparations"?
    Handing out checks to people as repentance for some injustice done to their ancestors--be it blacks, Japanese, Native-Americans, whoever. If you were not the direct victim, then I don't support paying you for somebody else's misfortunes.

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    Re: Litmus Test Issues

    I won't support a candidate who's for drug prohibition, gun control, or opposes LGBTQ Rights. Unfortunately, that doesn't leave me many candidates.

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    Re: Litmus Test Issues

    I did check off some things that I have actually rejected candidates over (I did NOT check off abortion because there can be disgreement even among pro-lifers). I guess I'm more of a pragmatic voter than an ideological one.

    Absent any genuinely good candidate, I will vote for the one I believe to be less bad (or the lessor of two evils). We had a judicial race out here and a local lawyer ran against a sitting judge. During the campaign, he brought up that she had a number of valid complaints against her. Each and every thing he brought up was documented and true. Despite that, she was still the better candidate than he was.

    I also routinely vote in the Democratic primary because, in this town, whoever wins the Democratic primary wins the office so if you want to have any say in local politics it has to be in the primary.
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    Re: Litmus Test Issues

    I have selected social issues since they affect me as an individual directly. My elected politician doesn't sway foreign policy, tax policy or gun control much, if at all.

    Which is often a good thing, actually.

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