View Poll Results: Are You a Straight Ticket Voter?

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  • I vote straight ticket Democrat.

    4 7.84%
  • It's the GOP for me every time.

    2 3.92%
  • I vote the person, not the party.

    38 74.51%
  • They all suck, I don't vote (or some other answer).

    7 13.73%
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    Re: Are You a Straight Ticket Voter?

    I tend to vote mostly democrat, have voted for a libertarian or two in the past though. Almost voted for a republican in a local election but ended up liking the democrat just slightly more.

    Right now it ends up almost always (outside of municipal elections, depending on the candidate) being democrat because republicans keep holding onto their "pro-life, anti-gay marriage, no new taxes/cut taxes," stuff. If there was a candidate I didn't hate on social issues, and was willing to look at increasing taxes if need be, then I'd be tempted to vote for a republican. A little cautious on supporting state government over federal, due to the constant attempts to ban gay marriage and the such, but could overlook it if the rest clicked.

    Seems be a long long time before that, so I guess I'll end up being a mostly straight ticket voter unless the democrats put up some real dross then I'll go libertarian or green.

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    Re: Are You a Straight Ticket Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    "Usually", or 100% of the time?

    Somehow I can't see you ever voting for a democrat, or for the green party, or any of those other left wing nutcase parties.
    NP is just ashamed to admit he is a Republican. Don't know why....but he just can't seem to stomach it.

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    Re: Are You a Straight Ticket Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    Im not sure what this is supposed to indicate.

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    Re: Are You a Straight Ticket Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Be honest. If you've never voted for someone from the "other" party (or you've done it so infrequently that it pretty much doesn't matter, like you can think of that one time 30 years ago that you did, etc.), you are a straight ticket voter and just own it. You're hardly alone. The majority of voters vote a straight Democrat ticket where I live and, in other Texas cities, most vote a straight Republican ticket. In fact, it's funny. Where I live, the GOP laments that kind of voting (which I agree with) but promotes it anywhere Repubs are the majority...but I digress. If you're constantly lamenting the other side as being "cold hearted" or the "empty headed", why should there be a reluctance to admit that you'd never cast your vote for someone you percieve that way? So just be real.

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    Re: Are You a Straight Ticket Voter?

    I would say I almost always vote straight ticket, Democrat. I have voted for a few Republicans over the years. I have specifically voted Republican for mayor in Los Angeles (Richard Riordan) and in some of the other municipal elections. The last Republican, however, that I voted for on a national level was Ronald Reagan in 1984 (which I still consider the biggest political mistake I ever made).

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    Re: Are You a Straight Ticket Voter?

    I'm pretty much a straight ticket voter, with the occasional libertarian vote, during my time of voting age. The reasons for that is really quite simple...

    By and large, there's not going to be a Democratic Candidate that is more in line with my political views than a Republican Candidate. Similarly, due to the nature of how our government is structured, even if there is such a candidate, the reality is that once in office (at least on a federal) he's far more likely to simply fall in line and vote with the party on many things that he may normally not agree with. It's the nature of party politics with the legislature at the federal level as it is.

    For me, the notion of "vote for the person not the party" comes in much more as to whether or not I'm actually going to bother and vote. If my policy, or personal, issue with a candidate is so strong that I can't bring myself to vote for them then I generally simply won't vote for them. It's unlikely that I'd cast a vote for the Democrat instead, because there's likely as many, if not more, policy things that make me feel that fashion (let alone whatever possible personal issues I may have with that person as well).

    So for me, I'd say if I had to break down the chances on percentages. 84% chance I'm voting Republican. 10% chance I'm not voting. 5% chance I'm voting 3rd party. 1% chance I'm voting Democrat.

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