Thursday, February 11, 2010

Rasmussen: 35% Say New Party is Needed

The only block that is strongly against it is the group they call "the political class".

My feelings are it would be higher than that if some were not afraid a third party would split the votes of their side. That's why we need to implement instant run-off voting for all elections to remove the problem of vote-splitting and allow voters a realistic choice besides the two DC-controlled political gangs we now have in much of the country.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is the problem with instant run-off voting. The message. Whoever is pushing this fails to convince me and others because they think it is the instant answer we need right not. Rather than accept that there are third party candidates and try and work with then, they discount their efforts and fight against them. This causes friction. Instead they should embrace them, help them and educate them. To toss that as the only solution and you better do it this way turns people away. Also the less then politically astute people are highly suspicious of anyone tampering with the way business has been done for years. You cannot be so strudent in pushing this because it appears to be finge. I am not arguing the validity or the program, it is the message and the delivery, it seems to sneaky and Cult like. Food for thought, disagree or agree. I just know what I read doesn't even make me want to talk about it.

9:07 AM, February 12, 2010  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

The overwhelming majority of people I talk to are in favor of the idea, unless they are an ardent member of one of the two dominant parties who want to keep the rules the way they are so that they can make it harder for anyone else to challenge them.

6:42 PM, February 12, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep. like I said delivery and message. To your circle of political elites of course it makes sense. Go ask Bob at the gas station or Susan at Waffle House. They have no idea what you are talking about. Until they do, this pie in the sky program is dead in the water. Oh and the Sesame Street Video they show smacks of Obama type brainwashing.

8:46 AM, February 13, 2010  

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