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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    Are You a Straight Ticket Voter?

    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?

    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 am an independent, some R's, some D's, the occasional L's.

    Parties suck.
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    Re: Are You a Straight Ticket Voter?

    Absolutely, earlier in my life i was a straight Republican voter I am now a straight Democratic voter.

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    Re: Are You a Straight Ticket Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    I am an independent, some R's, some D's, the occasional L's.

    Parties suck.
    Srsly? Since when?

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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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    Complaining about people who vote straight ticket is stupid. Both parties stand for certain things, and in many cases those things are mutually exclusive. They are far apart ideologically(except to for example libertarians, who when they view things from the far off place they inhabit, everything looks close). If there are 2 candidates on the ballot, one a republican and one a democrat, then it is far far far more likely that the democrat will stand much closer to me ideologically than the republican. While I do not vote straight ticket, it is exceptionally rare that I vote for anything other than a democrat.

    And of course I do not call the other side "cold hearted" nor "empty headed". Kinda a failed attempt here X Factor.
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    Re: Are You a Straight Ticket Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Absolutely, earlier in my life i was a straight Republican voter I am now a straight Democratic voter.
    Props for the honesty, for real. At least you're consistent. Why would you vote for anyone in a party you always trash (I mean that "you" in the general sense), assuming you believe what you're saying? Like I say, you're hardly alone, just one of the few willing to be up front about it.

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    Re: Are You a Straight Ticket Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Srsly? Since when?
    All my life. Voted for McCain for pres Bush before that, didn't vote for pres last time, left it blank, no vote for a guy that thinks that secret underwear has magical powers.

    If I don't like either candidate I leave it blank. I vote a mixed ticket. I have standards I go by, if a candidate in the state of AZ has the backing of Joe Arpaio, I don't vote for them, and that has been R and D. If a candidate is a born again mouth breather creationist I don't vote for them. I've voted for more R's than D's, but lately, if I don't like either of them, I leave it blank.
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    Re: Are You a Straight Ticket Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Complaining about people who vote straight ticket is stupid. Both parties stand for certain things, and in many cases those things are mutually exclusive. They are far apart ideologically(except to for example libertarians, who when they view things from the far off place they inhabit, everything looks close). If there are 2 candidates on the ballot, one a republican and one a democrat, then it is far far far more likely that the democrat will stand much closer to me ideologically than the republican. While I do not vote straight ticket, it is exceptionally rare that I vote for anything other than a democrat.

    And of course I do not call the other side "cold hearted" nor "empty headed". Kinda a failed attempt here X Factor.
    I was trying to come up with the common complaint about both major parties. If you viewed that any other way or assumed that I meant that in a one sided way, the failure is actually yours. You do realize that straight ticket voting means you push that one button at the beginning of the ballot and everyone on that party benefits from that vote? You don't even look at the candidates name after that, so yeah, I think it's, at least, lazy. If I don't know either candidate, I don't vote for either, I don't blindly vote for the "R".

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    Re: Are You a Straight Ticket Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I was trying to come up with the common complaint about both major parties. If you viewed that any other way or assumed that I meant that in a one sided way, the failure is actually yours. You do realize that straight ticket voting means you push that one button at the beginning of the ballot and everyone on that party benefits from that vote? You don't even look at the candidates name after that, so yeah, I think it's, at least, lazy. If I don't know either candidate, I don't vote for either, I don't blindly vote for the "R".
    You assume incorrectly. Try reading my post again and see where it is in any way suggesting what you try and claim. And yes, I do know what straight party voting is, as is also apparent from my post. Reading Is Fundamental.
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