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Thursday, September 12, 2013

New Poll Shows GOP Shifting In Fascinating New Direction

Republicans in record numbers moving toward the ideals and principles of libertarianism, according to a new poll by released by the grassroots group FreedomWorks.

The survey of all registered voters, which was conducted last month, found that a full 78 percent of Republican and GOP-leaning voters self-identify as being fiscally conservative and socially moderate

The results of the survey were first shared with POLITICO.

The poll found that its Republican and independent-leaning respondents aren’t suddenly advocating legalized marijuana and instructing people to read “The Fountainhead.” Rather, as POLITICO’s James Hohman notes, many self-identified Republicans are simply falling in line with traditional libertarian views on limited government.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't find this surprising at all. To truly be a Republican you would tend to be Libertarian. They have for years preached reducing the size of gov't, the problem is, they haven't done it when it was possible. The other part of smaller gov't is staying out of personal things like abortion. I am very much anti-abortion but it is also no concern of congress. They need to get out of the energy business, the education business and the insurance business. I agree that regulation or oversight is needed but not run by congress.