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Wink October 30th, 2014 2:15pm

If a person is known to be both pro-choice and pro-same sex marriage (you don't know about any other opinions/beliefs), would you consider that person to be "a liberal"?

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JDoe Its a gift
10/30/14 1:30 pm

Not at all. Does being a conservative mean feeling like you can manage the personal affairs of others because you are morally right?

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mrdudemanpants
10/30/14 12:31 pm

I'd consider them a well-minded individual. There is no reason to lump them into any category based solely on that. Something, something, something. Political parties are bad.

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drunk ill be Bach
10/30/14 11:56 am

Socially, absolutely.

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rbrown Kansas
10/30/14 11:41 am

They could be libertarian.

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bliggs Veni Vidi Vigor
10/30/14 11:27 am

I'm both pro-choice and pro-same sex marriage, and I'm a conservative.

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LadyBug237 Florida
10/30/14 1:22 pm

That is how I feel also^

fredd TrumpLand
10/30/14 10:56 am

Not necessarily of course, but more likely than not.

zack1018 Ich will nach Stuttgart
10/30/14 9:33 am

I'm not really all that into the idea of labeling people, so no I wouldn't.

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EarlyBird Portland
10/30/14 9:14 am

I would assume they were moderate to liberal.

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krayzewolf New Hampshire
10/30/14 8:47 am

Those are two views I support, yet I do not consider myself liberal.

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dawl adulting
10/30/14 8:42 am

Maybe on just the social issues? I hate labels for this reason. There is so much more.

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Rocker saved by grace
10/30/14 8:36 am

Both stances are immoral. Liberal it is

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Wink
10/30/14 8:10 am

I'm not sure why people dislike this poll.

I answered "Not necessarily". I have both of the views mentioned in the question, but I don't identify myself as "a liberal". I don't identify myself as "a conservative" either. I think I'm a mixed bag.

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AbandonedAccnt Not here.
10/30/14 8:33 am

It wasn't me. I don't down vote any polls and my profile proves it. I think it's a fine question.

Rocker saved by grace
10/30/14 8:34 am

People down vote all the time for various reasons. Don't worry about it. I gave a thumbs up to offset the others

Wink
10/30/14 8:40 am

Thanks. It doesn't really bother me, but it does confuse me.

AbandonedAccnt Not here.
10/30/14 8:50 am

Wink, poll ratings are not valid unless you only ever ask questions about pie, cats, and stuff like that. If you venture into anything that's ever controversial then you'll find several things become true:

AbandonedAccnt Not here.
10/30/14 8:51 am

1. Some people will follow you only for the purpose of down voting your polls. They view this as a form of activism that helps their team win.

2. Some people have crazy ideas about what constitutes a bias. If they don't like you then

AbandonedAccnt Not here.
10/30/14 8:53 am

They'll nitpick the wording of your poll and decide that it's biased. That's a down vote.

3. Some people will down vote your poll once 1) your poll has a political connotation; and 2) your agreement percentage with them is low.

AbandonedAccnt Not here.
10/30/14 8:54 am

This is why I don't rate polls at all. They're a truly meaningless measurement.

Wink
10/30/14 9:08 am

Makes sense YC. Thanks for the analysis!

sojourner present
10/30/14 7:26 am

Probably. That would be my assumption. But they could be libertarian.

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imawench
10/30/14 7:42 am

That's a good point. I don't think of Libertarians enough, perhaps I should.

AbandonedAccnt Not here.
10/30/14 7:20 am

Absolutely. Those are the two main issues in politics today.

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Wink
10/30/14 8:12 am

So if this person were, for example, pro-2nd Amendment, pro-more strict government assistance, pro-flat tax, etc., would you still think of this person as "a liberal"?

AbandonedAccnt Not here.
10/30/14 8:32 am

They'd be a libertarian and libertarians are social libs and fiscal conservatives, by definition. They're "confused" in my opinion.

AbandonedAccnt Not here.
10/30/14 8:35 am

Libertarians are an odd group. Most self-described libertarians aren't libertarians at all as they don't conform to the definition. Often they distinguish themselves from the party by describing themselves as "little L" libertarians.

Wink
10/30/14 8:39 am

Thanks for answering.