Wednesday, March 30, 2016
(3/30/2016 02:10:00 PM) - Al
I'm picking and choosing my numbers here freely, but I'd say the most interesting set of numbers in the MU Law Poll are these:
If you like him, you're voting for him. If you don't, you ain't. Cruz looks to have momentum and, at best, Trump has been bouncing around so much on issues and beliefs, it's enough to push many elsewhere.
I've read several pieces the past few days talking about this being quite possibly the most important election the Libertarian Party will ever have. The possibility of a 3-4 way race, with several of the candidates expected in the race having very high negative numbers (Trump/Clinton often have 60% or higher, Cruz at or about 50%), means Gary Johnson, or whoever the party puts on the ballot, actually has a fighting chance at getting 25-30% of the vote, if only they can get their message out.
With so many deep pocketed donors, some anti Trump, some anti Clinton, some pro Sanders (despite vast ideological differences, Johnson/Libs and Sanders do agree on a few topics, including the legalization, or vast decriminalization of drugs); one would think some cash will become available. In a recent survey, the still mostly little known Johnson got 11% of the vote when given as an option to Trump or Clinton.
People do not realize it, but the most often mentioned traits of a mythically successful 3rd party; fiscal conservative and socially liberal (much like myself) sums up the majority of Libertarians, although they are a very fragmented group, with many tiny factions (Christian Libs, anarchists, isolationists, to name a few, mixed in). That said, many of those smaller groups, for lack of a better term, do not play well with others, which makes them all but meaningless.
Lowering taxes, allowing people to opt out of Social Security, ending welfare, ending the prohibition of illegal drugs, supporting same-sex marriage rights, and supporting gun ownership rights.--Wikipedia's Libertarian current policy positions
3/30/2016 02:10:00 PM