Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Poll: 22% of Americans lean libertarian

Poll: 22 percent of Americans lean libertarian - Aaron Blake, Post Politics, Washington Post:

October 29, 2013 - "A new poll shows nearly one-quarter of Americans qualify as libertarians or lean toward a libertarian political philosophy.

"The poll, from the Public Religion Research Institute, shows just 7 percent of Americans are "consistent" libertarians, but that another 15 percent sympathize with its general principles.
The poll also shows libertarians identify much more with the GOP (43 percent) than with the Democratic Party (5 percent), but half identify with neither party....

"About four in 10 identify as members of the tea party movement (39 percent), while 61 percent do not. More Republicans identify with the tea party (20 percent) than with libertarians (12 percent)."

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/10/29/poll-22-percent-of-americans-lean-libertarian/
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