View Poll Results: Which Issues Must A Candidate For Office Agree With You On To Get Your Vote

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  • Government Spending/Taxes/Debt

    20 68.97%
  • Foreign Policy

    11 37.93%
  • Abortion

    10 34.48%
  • Guns and Gun Rights

    11 37.93%
  • Same Sex Marriage

    8 27.59%
  • Same Party

    1 3.45%
  • Health Care

    12 41.38%
  • Immigration

    6 20.69%
  • Environment

    8 27.59%
  • None of those/I have no Litmus Test Issues

    6 20.69%
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    Litmus Test Issues(Pick All That Apply)

    Which of the following would, if a candidate for office disagreed with you on the issue, would you be unable to vote for the candidate? In other words, what issues are going to determine how you vote. Please pick all that apply.

    Government Spending/Taxes/Debt
    Foreign Policy
    Abortion
    Guns and Gun Rights
    Same Sex Marriage
    Party(ie the candidage needs to be the same party or ideology as you, for example SCOTUS nominees)
    Health Care
    Immigration
    Environment
    None of those/I have no Litmus Test Issues

    I realize this is not all possible issues. If some other issue is a litmus test issue, please list it.
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    Re: Litmus Test Issues(Pick All That Apply)

    Government Spending/Taxes/Debt
    Foreign Policy
    Abortion
    Guns and Gun Rights

    Same Sex Marriage
    Party(ie the candidage needs to be the same party or ideology as you, for example SCOTUS nominees)
    Health Care
    Immigration
    Environment

    None of those/I have no Litmus Test Issues
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    Re: Litmus Test Issues(Pick All That Apply)

    Personally, I vote mostly based on the person and their track record in "regular" life. I tend to vote against anyone who's been in office too long or spent their entire life in politics/government. The myopia of those who've been surrounded by politicians and bureaucrats is one of the main problems with government.
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    Re: Litmus Test Issues(Pick All That Apply)

    I don't really have litmus test issues. I vote for the candidate that I agree with the most across all issues.
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    Re: Litmus Test Issues(Pick All That Apply)

    I pretty much despise the idea of voting for anyone who represents our current two-party system.

    So my litmus test is if they have either an "R" or a "D" next to their name, I always try to find an alternative.

    This country is pretty much screwed every way to sunday thanks to R's & D's, why on earth would I vote to keep them in power?

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    Re: Litmus Test Issues(Pick All That Apply)

    Well, here's the thing.

    Almost no one in the main 2 parties has the balls to openly share my positions on most of my "ideal" litmus test issues, even though they're nothing but old-news progressive things that everyplace else in the developed world already did 20+ years ago: real environmental protection, universal health care... The only one of them any mainstream candidate will openly support is pro-choice, and even then, most of them won't be all that serious about it.

    So if I vote for D's at all, the only reason I'm going to do so is if their R competition is some kind of religious right/cut-everything conservative who seems to be doing well in the polls -- a defensive vote, basically.

    Otherwise, I'm just protest voting.

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    Re: Litmus Test Issues(Pick All That Apply)

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Government Spending/Taxes/Debt
    Abortion
    Guns and Gun Rights
    Party(ie the candidage needs to be the same party or ideology as you, for example SCOTUS nominees) I am assuming you also mean if the candidate is liberal or conservative.
    Immigration
    Of the poll options these are pretty much the main requirements I am not flexible on.I am not going to vote for someone who is liberal(regardless of what letter is next to their name),pro-abortion, pro-amnesty/legalization for illegals,anti-2nd amendment, and wants to increase our spending and or taxes.
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    Re: Litmus Test Issues(Pick All That Apply)

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    I don't really have litmus test issues. I vote for the candidate that I agree with the most across all issues.
    So you would vote for a candidate that has a record of trying to pass laws that let citizens own any kind of firearm they wanted or tried to pass laws that made all abortions illegal except to save the life the mother?
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Litmus Test Issues(Pick All That Apply)

    I dont have one big issue right now. I have so many deal killers with either party and truly believe the are both the same for the most part. I went with Obama because of the healthcare last two times . I dont beleive the Repubs have any real interest in rolling it back, they will talk to keep their base fired up but nothing else. I get pretty fired up about guns but dont think the Dems are a big threat there. So no, I dont have a litmus test right now.
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    Re: Litmus Test Issues(Pick All That Apply)

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    I pretty much despise the idea of voting for anyone who represents our current two-party system.

    So my litmus test is if they have either an "R" or a "D" next to their name, I always try to find an alternative.

    This country is pretty much screwed every way to sunday thanks to R's & D's, why on earth would I vote to keep them in power?
    What a country this would be if more people would stop voting D and R. I know most people blindly follow a party and vote on that. They find reasons to like their parties candidate and find reasons to dislike the other parties candidate. Oddly enough most of them are voting for the letter, and then say they aren't. See exhibit A : THIS POLL
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