(Closed) POLL: US Politics

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Can a nomination change which party you vote for?
    I historically vote democrat, and will do so in 2016 regardless of nomination. : (85 votes)
    47 %
    I historically vote republican, and will do so in 2016 regardless of nomination. : (19 votes)
    10 %
    I don't vote : (4 votes)
    2 %
    I historically vote democrat, but if I don't like the nominee I will vote republican : (5 votes)
    3 %
    I historically vote republican, but if I don't like the nominee I will vote democrat : (9 votes)
    5 %
    I always vote based on the nominee, I don't care about the party the represent : (51 votes)
    28 %
    I have never voted but will vote democrat because the Republican Party nominees are terrible : (6 votes)
    3 %
    I have never voted but will vote republican because the Democrat Party nominees are terrible : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    17 posts
    Newbee

    You do not have Independant in your poll,  I cannot vote.  I usually vote Independant or Green Party but this one I am most likely Democrat

    Post # 3
    Member
    2680 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I have always voted Democrat in national elections but have occasionally voted Republican in local elections when I felt the Republican was the better candidate. My personal values would not permit me to vote for a Republican in a national election until/unless they present a candidate who supports marriage equality and a woman’s right to choose. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    2180 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I know a lot of people vote by rules that aren’t connected to any party (always vote for a female candidate, vote for the candidate backed by unions that are not police, if you’re not passionate about the incumbent then vote for anyone else, etc), but those are more relevant to local government and senators/representatives than presidential races.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1319 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I vote for the candidate who holds the most libertarian values – not in your poll.

    Post # 6
    Member
    9129 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    If you’re talking about the presidential election, I have always voted Democrat and I WILL always vote Democrat.  Hands down, I will never ever think the Republican candidate is better (based on women’s rights, gender equality, environmental protection, tax loopholes to the wealthy, social services, science-based policy, etc etc etc….).  I don’t think I’d ever vote for a third party candidate either, because until the system changes, it’s basically a wasted vote.  (I know that statement is a catch-22, but it is what it is.)

    For more local elections, I’ve certainly voted for moderate Republicans when I think they’re the best and most qualified candidate.  Rarely.

    Post # 8
    Member
    860 posts
    Busy bee

    My personal rule is that I don’t vote for people who hate me. As a queer disabled woman I’ve never been able to vote for a Republican. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    6718 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    Historically I have voted Democratic, but if the party had someone batsh*t crazy take the nomination, I might have to look elsewhere. This is the danger for the Republican party at this point, and I am surprised that the party did not take serious initiative to stop or beat Trump earlier in the race before momentum was built. Waiting until Trump took FL and was well on his way toward the delegates needed to clinch the nomination was too little, too late. And given that Kasich isn’t bowing out (despite the fact that he statistically cannot possibly win), that splits the Republican vote three ways instead of two. Trump now needs less than 60% of the remaining delegates to win, and in most of the primaries he has taken well over that number. Then again, Trump is less popular in the western states, many of which still need to hold their primaries. But regardless, Trump isn’t a candidate a majority can support, IMO; a brokered convention will alienate a lot of voters; and even if Cruz somehow walks away with the nomination, he is not a terribly likeable man according to many who know him. Overall, things look grim for the Republicans in this situation, and I am shocked they didn’t see it coming sooner. 

    Post # 10
    Hostess
    3966 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    sqldudette:  I’m a left-leaning centrist, so I always vote based on the candidate.  I also vote in local elections and have voted for Democrats, Republicans, and Independants.  My parents always vote Republican even if they hate the candidate (this year is looking like a good example), but I’m more concerned about where candidates stand on the issues than voting down the party lines.  That being said, I knew early on I’d be voting Dem in this election given the options available. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    5543 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I am politically moderate and have voted for members of both parties. This election I  dislike things about all the candidates, but I will vote for whoever isn’t Trump. 

    Post # 13
    Member
    473 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I have always voted Dem in national elections and will continue to do so for the same reasons many here have stated. However I live in Kentucky and my state rarely goes Demecrate in national election. We clearly don’t know what is good for us here.  Look at Mitch McConnell. We can’t seem to get him out and everyone says they hate him. 

    That being said, in local politics everyone runs as a Dem.  It can be very difficult wading threw candidates to find out where they really stand. For example Kim Davis the county clerk who refused to issue same sex marriage licenses was registered Dem. 

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 11 months ago by  msmistis.
    Post # 14
    Member
    404 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    sqldudette:  I’ve always been an independant but I just registered with one party this year so that I could participate in my state’s primary election, as our primaries are closed. There was a specific candidate I wanted to vote for, and my state has an open senate seat this year as well that I wanted to vote for.

    I will probably drop said party registration, since I prefer to be an independant and I don’t want to be spammed with all the party-related mailers and phone calls. I prefer not siding with any particular party.

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