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Michigan Poll Registers Support for Third Parties

A poll conducted in Michigan registered support for the Green Party and Libertarian Party in that state at 3% and 8%, respectively. The U.S. Taxpayer’s Party of Michigan, the Constitution Party’s affiliate in the state, was not included in the poll.

Thinking about the following political parties and groups that are getting involved in political issues these days, which group best reflects your views?

36% The Democratic Party
24% The Republican Party
17% The Tea Party movement
3% The Green Party
8% The Libertarian Party
4% Some other group
8% Undecided/Don’t know/Refused

It is possible that if the Tea Party movement were not included in the poll, and it seems odd that the poll should mix movements and parties in the same question, Libertarian Party support might register higher.

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Trent Hill


  1. Eric Dondero Eric Dondero June 4, 2010

    The media is spinning these polling numbers. The big story out of this is how the Tea Party combined with Republicans scores a huge lead over Democrats/Greens. You throw in Libertarians to Tea Party/GOP and the outlook – at least in Michigan – for Democrats is rather grim.

    I went ahead and reported on all the poll numbers at minus the leftwing media spin.

  2. Interesting poll. Thanks for the report.

    The Virginia Board of Elections confirmed yesterday Gail “for Rail”Parker on the ballot for Congress in 1st District. Gail for Rail is a businesswoman, USAF officer (retired), mother, grandmother, elected state Vice Chair of the Independent Green Party of Virginia. The 1st District in Virginia runs from Fredericksburg in the north to Williamsburg in the south.

    Gail for Rail is the third Independent Green confirmed on the ballot in Virgina by the state board of elections.

    Other IG’s are:

    Ron Fisher
    retired Navy Captain, and naval academy grad Ron “for Rail” Fisher in the 8th congressional district (Arlington, Alexandria).

    David William Gillis jr. 11th District (Fairfax and Prince William Counties). Gillis is a businessman, Virginia native, went to Old Dominion College.

    The Indy Greens are attempting to put candidates on the ballot in each of Virginia’s 11 congressional districts.

    The Virginia petiton deadline is Tuesday June 8, 2010

    The Indy Greens are still collecting petitions with Independent Green 7th district vice chairman Floyd Bayne. Bayne is expected to submit his last batch of petitions to the state board Friday.

    Other Indy Green supported candidates still collecting petition signatures include the conservatives:
    2nd District, Kenny Golden
    5th District, Jeff Clark
    9th District, Jeremiah Heaton

    The centrist, Jeff Varne 6th district

    The Indy Greens support Bill Redpath’s campaing in the 10th.

  3. Eric Dondero Eric Dondero June 4, 2010

    Or, if Tea Party was not included in the poll, the Republican Party would register a lot higher.

    This poll is very good news. It means the Right (Tea Party, Republicans, LP) are kicking the Left’s asses!!

  4. Trent Hill Trent Hill Post author | June 3, 2010


    It is. The two parties are not pro-Top Two.

  5. Steven wilson Steven wilson June 3, 2010

    Constitution party might get on in Wyoming. This attitude of choice is very good. I hope it stays this way.

  6. Matt Cholko Matt Cholko June 3, 2010

    Carolyn – I’m told that the Rs and Ds in California are opposed to the “top-two” initiative. Is this not correct?

  7. Carolyn Marbry Carolyn Marbry June 3, 2010

    Hmm, I wonder if this information will encourage MI’s entrenched parties to try to pass a “top-two” initiative similar to what we see in WA and CA…

  8. Trent Hill Trent Hill Post author | June 3, 2010

    There is no centrist party in Michigan of any stature.

  9. NewFederalist NewFederalist June 3, 2010

    What is there between the two major parties you would have added to the poll?

  10. Solomon Kleinsmith Solomon Kleinsmith June 3, 2010

    The bias against centrist independents continues. They put the fringe Tea Party folks up there, but don’t give people the option to pick something between the major parties. Absurd.

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