Maryland: Dissatisfied Voters Will Continue to Declare their Independence

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From the Capital Hometown Annapolis:

Only 42 percent of those polled view the GOP favorably, compared to 41 percent for the Democrats – in essence, a tie . . . With this kind of widespread dissatisfaction, is it any surprise that voters are shunning party politics? Independents have increased from 28 percent of the voters in 2000 to 32 percent in 2007. In some states, like New Hampshire and Massachusetts, voters who call themselves independent outnumber those who claim affiliation to a party. Although this would seem to be promising for such groups as the Tea Party movement and the Green Party, it reflects a growing distaste for the whole idea of political association. Voters are just looking for sanctuary from the nasty world of politics. We suspect that the ranks of uncommitted voters will grow and that this will continue to play a significant role in elections.

http://www.hometownannapolis.com/news/opn/2010/04/10-40/Editors-Notebook.html

4 thoughts on “Maryland: Dissatisfied Voters Will Continue to Declare their Independence

  1. Green Party Conservative

    The Green Party has run some exceptional candidates in Maryland…

    Let’s hope they run a full slate of Greens in 2010..

    In other Green Party state news…

    Green Party convention coming to Ballard
    By Robinson Newspapers Staff
    April 12, 2010 updated 6 hours ago
    The Green Party of Washington State will hold its Campaign Skills School and spring convention Apr 17 and 18 in Ballard at Trinity United Methodist Church, located at 6512 23rd Ave. N.W. Registration will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m.

    http://www.ballardnewstribune.com/2010/04/12/news/green-party-convention-coming-ballard

  2. Green Party Conservative

    Here’s a story with the background on the Green Party ad.

    How the Green Party ad was made…

    Who wrote the Green Party ad..

    Green Party launches personalised party election broadcast
    by Matt Williams, campaignlive.co.uk, 12 April 2010, 12:00pm
    LONDON – The Green Party has positioned itself as “a true alternative” to the main political parties in its new advertising campaign launched ahead of next month’s General Election.

    http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/channel/GovernmentNonProfit/article/996075/Green%20Party%20launches%20personalised%20party%20election%20broadcast/

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