New LP.org poll

New poll up at LP.org:

What’s the #1 benefit that local Libertarian candidates can offer voters if elected?:

– Lower their tax bill so they can pay their bills, make ends meet, save, help others or buy more.
– Give them the freedom to use marijuana, or medical marijuana, without penalty or with less penalty.
– Create more jobs, save businesses, expand businesses.
– Reduce the regulatory burden of Big Government so individuals and businesses can operate more freely with less red tape.
– Reduce the chance of the government taking property by eminent domain.

This is the first LP.org poll of 2012 and the first since Carla Howell took over from Wes Benedict as executive director.

As with past LP polls, non-LP member and non-libertarian visitors of LP.org are able to vote.

Early results at this time:

Lower their tax bill so they can pay their bills, make ends meet, save, help others or buy more.
26% (196 votes)

Give them the freedom to use marijuana, or medical marijuana, without penalty or with less penalty.
13% (100 votes)

Create more jobs, save businesses, expand businesses.
9% (69 votes)

Reduce the regulatory burden of Big Government so individuals and businesses can operate more freely with less red tape.
46% (347 votes)

Reduce the chance of the government taking property by eminent domain.
6% (47 votes)

Total votes: 759

2 thoughts on “New LP.org poll

  1. ralph swanson

    I suggest polling actual libertarians in public office to see what the public is responding too.

  2. News Hound

    News Hound // Feb 7, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    http://www.lp.org/blogs/staff/vote-should-the-libertarian-party-list-presidential-candidates-at-its-web-site

    Vote: Should the Libertarian Party list presidential candidates at its web site?
    posted by Staff on Feb 07, 2012

    Dear fellow Libertarians,
    Members of the Libertarian National Committee have been debating whether or not to list presidential candidates at our web site, and if we do, whether to qualify those who are posted.
    There are good arguments for all sides.
    Examples of reasons for listing Libertarian presidential candidates:

    To inform members and, in particular, delegates who must choose our nominee.
    To inform the media and the general voting public, some of whom will vote in primaries.
    To offset the lack of institutional and media support for Libertarian Party candidates.

    Examples of reasons not to list presidential candidates:

    To screen out candidates who are not dedicated to advancing our libertarian agenda, or who actually oppose it.
    To exclude individuals who appear to be disingenuously using the LP.
    To disqualify candidates who are running for the nomination of more than one party.
    To avoid publicizing candidates whose presentation is viewed by most Libertarians as embarrassing or inappropriate for a presidential candidate and who could reflect badly on the party.

    Many Libertarian National Committee members have struggled with the right approach to balancing these issues. Despite several attempts to come up with objective criteria, no ideal approach has yet been found. Some argue that the disclaimer now posted at LP.org is sufficient to demonstrate that listed candidates do not necessarily meet with the approval of the party and its members. (Note that candidates can still run for the Presidential nomination whether or not they are listed.)

    An LNC motion to decide whether to entirely remove the list of candidates is currently pending.
    What’s your view? Vote today on how you think this delicate matter should be handled.
    In Liberty,
    Carla Howell
    Executive Director
    Libertarian National Committee
    P.S. If you have not already done so, please join the Libertarian Party. We are the only political party with a mission to give voters a choice for much less Big Government, much lower taxes, and much lower government spending. You can also renew your membership. Or, you can make a contribution separate from membership.

    3 News Hound // Feb 7, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    http://www.lp.org/poll/should-the-libertarian-party-list-presidential-candidates-at-its-web-site

    Polls

    Feb 07, 2012

    Should the Libertarian Party list presidential candidates at its web site?

    Yes. List every Libertarian presidential candidate that we know of without qualification.
    21% (91 votes)

    Limited: List every candidate who is a dues-paying member of the LP and has a functioning web site.
    25% (108 votes)

    Limited: List every candidate who meets the above criteria, plus meets the approval of at least 5 LNC members.
    15% (66 votes)

    Limited: List every candidate who meets the criteria and is not disqualified by at least 12 (2/3rds) of LNC members.
    16% (70 votes)

    Limited: List every candidate who petitions LP members and gets at least 100 to approve their being listed.
    13% (57 votes)

    Use other limits, or do something else: Go to our Facebook page and post your ideas!
    3% (14 votes)

    No. Candidates should generate their own publicity and makes themselves known to LP members.
    6% (27 votes)

    Total votes: 433

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