View Poll Results: Have you ever changed political affiliation? Why, when?

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  • Yes, I have switched

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  • No, I have not switched.

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  • No, I would never switch.

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    Re: Have you ever changed political affiliation?

    When the tea party bumpersticker mentality started taking over the GOP and the theocrats started moving in, that is when the party left me, so I had no choice but to become independent, no use being in their statistics as a member.
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    Re: Have you ever changed political affiliation?

    I was raised in a conservative household and always used to vote straight republican. Now I look at issues. I will admit most of the issues I am concerned with are best supported by the Democrats but I did vote Libertarian two presidential elections ago.

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    Re: Have you ever changed political affiliation?

    I was a Republican until George W's first term. A year into that was enough for me to leave the GOP and register as an Independent. Every passing year my decision to become an Independent makes me wonder why it took me so long to do it. I am very much opposed to most of both parties.

    And then there is Arizona. What sane person could live here and support the Teapublicans in the state legislature? Most of the AZ legislature should be in jail, and that is not hyperbole.

    I am an issue voter. I'll vote for a candidate, almost always someone challenging the incumbent, but I never vote for a party. Most all the time I vote against the incumbent in Arizona.

    On occasion I have worked with AZ legislators, and of course legislative staff. I have testified in hearings regarding proposed legislation and I've been to a few power parties held in Paradise Valley - which I hate going to. NOTHING on earth makes you feel more slimy than being in a room full of them at a social gathering. With the exception of a representative and a senator, both of whom I liked and respected very much (both now out of office), most are narcissistic, deceitful and boring. Quite a few are dimwitted opportunists, think of Dan Quayle or Sarah Palin. Perhaps 95% are or aspire to be career politicians.
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    Re: Have you ever changed political affiliation?

    Yes after voting for clinton twice and seeing the damage he alone did to our country.

    I also noted that the repukes and the demohomosexuals work together and there really is a one party system!

    I have become a political atheist! we are all slaves!

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    Re: Have you ever changed political affiliation?

    Republican ---> Libertarian ---> no party affiliation (and I mean that quite literally)
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    Re: Have you ever changed political affiliation?

    I still consider myself a Republican, but I've become "progressive" on a laundry list of issues.



    Edit: Geez. It's like a Lutheran congregation in this thread. "I used to be a conservative Catholic, now I'm centrist liberal moderate independent!"
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    Re: Have you ever changed political affiliation?

    Republican ---> Libertarian

    i found i could not support a party which does not uphold the constitution.

    during the Bush admin 2000- 2006 when the republicans controlled congress and the WH, i saw debt go up, unconstitutional laws being created, more government coercion, no downsizing of government, the refusal to eliminate the dept. of Ed..Housing and others which are unconstitutional departments along with the continued expansion of the u.s. outside of it borders.

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    Re: Have you ever changed political affiliation?

    I have been Republican since I could vote....but in the last several years I have grown tired of being treated so poorly by those who the party has allowed to represent it, including other Republicans.

    I suppose I am no longer considered Republican, and since they don't want me.....I'm gone.

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    Re: Have you ever changed political affiliation?

    While I am not beholden to either party, I vote for the person I think will do the best job, or in recent years, the person who will do the least damage, I've been registered as a lifelong Republican, mostly because there isn't a better party out there.
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    Re: Have you ever changed political affiliation?

    I was quite conservative when I was younger. Turned a bit more liberal as time went on, but the more educated I became, the more libertarian I became.

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