Independents, how honest are the voters of the 2 parties about their party?

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How many of the 2 popular party voters are honest about their party?

  1. Most of them are honest, 75% or more

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    0.0%
  2. Roughly half, 40-60%

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
  3. The honest are in the extreme minority

    8 vote(s)
    88.9%
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    This is meant for independents and 3rd party voters, and I mean actual independents not people who claim to be but "coincidentally" vote for only one party.
     
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    Who do you work for, Number Two?!
     
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    So you are talking about 2,000 people or so?
     
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    From what I've seen this board seems to have more independents and 3rd party voters than others I've been on or even compared to society.
     
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    Well ones that claim to be anyway.
    Those claiming to be libertarian and independents rose dramatically during Bush's second term.
     
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    That's understandable, if people voted for him on what he campaigned on (low taxes, low spending, fiscal conservatism, small gov't etc) then learned that wasn't the case it would make sense to jump ship. Especially since all the republicans in congress went along with everything he did, almost entirely unchallenged for most of his presidency.

    I feel the same will happen with a lot of democrats, they probably won't become libertarians but once they realize how big of a warmonger Obama is they'll probably be ready to jump ship.
     
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    People have a bad tendancy to turn a blind eye to their own party, justifying it as "If the other guy is doing it!" or "If that's what it takes to win." It's kinda hillarious.

    But God help you if you point out hypocricy. At that point you automatically become a "Stupid Con!" or a "Commie Lib!" depending on which set of contradictions you draw attention to.
     
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    ahh but few realize it really makes virtually no difference. Congress and the presidency is are all in the corporatist party now.
     
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    Yah, but they still voted for Palin.
     
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    Well said, same stuff gets said to me.
     
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