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Conservative
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51.69%
Liberal
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Moderate
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16.95%
Libertarian
6
5.08%
Socialist
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1.69%
The kind of person who thinks about an issue before deciding
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Other
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Poll: what do you think is the average political leaning of Political Talk?

Old 11-26-05, 09:46 PM
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Poll: what do you think is the average political leaning of Political Talk?

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Old 11-26-05, 09:48 PM
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Far left. These guys are everywhere.
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By taking the "average", it has to be moderate, doesn't it?
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Take the opposite of the votes and you'll have the correct result.
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Isn't liberal the same as socialist?
Old 11-27-05, 07:21 AM
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Permit me disagree with the poll results so far.

Apparently the voters aren't reading the same posts that I am in this forum.

IMO, radical is the best term to describe where the majority are on this forum - either to the left, to the right, or libertarian.

BTW: Will those 7 moderates please step forward.

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Old 11-27-05, 09:02 AM
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I voted Libertatian. Somehow the entire movement seems to post here.
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Right-of-center.
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Take the opposite of the votes and you'll have the correct result.
This is probably true.
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I voted moderate, c-man. But I agree with you. There are extreme positions here on both sides. I voted moderate as an "average" of the two.
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I would say that the conservatives are much more vocal here.

Okay, I did a quick survey of the front page. Here's the political affiliation of the thread starters:

Conservative: 22
Libertarian: 5
Liberal: 4
Moderate: 3
Don't Know: 1

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Originally Posted by Groucho
I would say that the conservatives are much more vocal here.

Okay, I did a quick survey of the front page. Here's the political affiliation of the thread starters:

Conservative: 22
Libertarian: 5
Liberal: 4
Moderate: 3
Don't Know: 1
Did you remember to count grundle as a libertarian?
Old 11-27-05, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Nazgul
I voted Libertatian. Somehow the entire movement seems to post here.

Libertarian. Bucknellian. However I can be a fly in the ointment.
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Did you remember to count grundle as a libertarian?
I reluctantly counted him as such. Although, truth be told I'd put him in his own category: Anti-Liberal.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
I reluctantly counted him as such. Although, truth be told I'd put him in his own category: Anti-Liberal.

Yeah, I counted grundle in my right-of-center determination since 99% of his libertarian posts have an anti-liberal flavor.
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From the short time I've observed this particular forum, most seem to be conservative, the opposite of what I am. The conservatives have scared me away for the most part.
Old 11-27-05, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Johny Boy
From the short time I've observed this particular forum, most seem to be conservative, the opposite of what I am. The conservatives have scared me away for the most part.


Yeah, that's how I feel anymore also.


But I would honestly be curious to hear what any other non-regular posters feel.
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Its obvious liberal posters stay away. The membership in this area is definitely skewed to the conservative side. All of the mods are conservative as well which is sad. It seems the blatantly anti-conservative threads get locked quickly where the anti-liberal ones seem to fester. Both should be locked.
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Originally Posted by CRM114
Its obvious liberal posters stay away. The membership in this area is definitely skewed to the conservative side. All of the mods are conservative as well which is sad. It seems the blatantly anti-conservative threads get locked quickly where the anti-liberal ones seem to fester. Both should be locked.



Can you be more skew than that?
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I voted Socialist.

CRM114,

Although many "voted" conservative, there are probably 7 of those who don't necessarily agree with the current political situation with Bush. So, the poll, while diverse, is still not diverse enough to get an idea of who posts here.

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Old 11-27-05, 04:42 PM
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I have here in my hand a list of two hundred and five forum members that were known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping the policy of the DVD Talk.
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It's hard to say with any accuracy. There seem to be three groups of posters in this subforum:

1. The 'regular trollers'. Slightly more right wingers in this group than left wingers, these posters are extremists of either stripe. Most of their posts seem to be quite inflammatory. They also tend to start a lot of threads.

2. The 'regular posters'. Probably tilted to the right a bit, but also a lot of liberals, moderates, and libertarians. These posters are more thoughtful, polite, and courteous. The ideologues in this group are generally more moderate than in the first group.

3. The 'casual posters'. Probably more liberal than conservative, by a 2-1 margin at least. This group is less interested in politics in general, but may have a 'pet' issue - abortion, gay rights, gun rights, religion, etc. Mostly harmless, even when they are les well informed than the 'regular posters'.

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I didn't know where to put bhk - liberal or socialist?

I know - he's a proud member of the Neanderthal Wing of the Republican Party.
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Take the opposite of the votes and you'll have the correct result.
That's what I'm thinking. I honestly don't think there is a (nearly) 2-to-1 ratio of conservatives to liberals on this board. There are several moderates and there are a few radicals as well. I suppose it all depends on our definitions of liberal and conservative I suppose.
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One upon a time the conservatives were the dominant voice on this forum - no longer. It's equal. And, the venom from spewing out of the mouths of both is also equal.

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