Inspired by a local radio poll: Which is worse, voting strictly based on party with no other information or not voting at all?
I love how, looking at the party demographics, the percentage increases.
If you vote based on party you are closed-minded. I'm a republican, so most likely the candidate I would support would be republican. However, i'm not just gonna vote for a republican just because that's what i'm suppose to do. I would research them
Anyone who relentlessly votes "party line," dismissing any candidate/measure not promoted by their party & not bothering to educate themselves on either, would do society a service to not bother at all. An educated electorate would improve things...
Demand/expect ppl who say they represent you actually will, regardless your political proclivities. Ppl who tell you one thing then do something else should not be returned to office decade after decade becuz voters can't be bothered to notice.
Both are allowed.
Apathy is the enemy.
I used to think like many of you that it is best to vote for the person, not party.
However, anybody doing that doesn't understand the process or philosophy.
No true conservative would vote for a Dem.
Nor would a Lib vote for a Republican.
Not voting, especially for people who align well with a particular party.
Voting based strictly on party is reckless. You should investigate the candidate and make sure they actually represent you and your interests. I know of A TON of republicans who will not vote for Brownback due to his extreme policies.
I could never foresee an instance where I'd ever vote for a democrat. Unless in a primary.
Based on my general experience in life that bad data is worse than no data, I'll go with the party ticket.
As being worse.
I've always felt an uninformed voter, or in this case just a partisan voter, is worse than a non-voter. If someone is going to participate in our republic it is critical that they understand at minimum the basics of the election.
And how did you vote?
I can't vote. I lack suffrage
Honestly, it depends on who's running.