When Libertarians visiting the LP.org website were asked to identify the most important impact of Libertarian candidates running for office, forty percent of the 1,186 respondents said “all or most” of the choices listed are important.
Of the individual reasons listed, the most votes went to, “Turning on voters to Libertarian solutions and their benefits” (17%) followed by “Getting Libertarians elected who remove or reduce excess government and advance freedom” (13%) and “Giving voters a choice to vote Libertarian” (11%). Four percent voted for “something else” not listed in the choices.
Here’s the final result of the online poll:
What’s the most important impact of Libertarian campaigns?
|Hard to choose. All or most [of below] are important.||40%||469|
|Turning on voters to Libertarian solutions and their benefits||17%||201|
|Getting Libertarians elected who remove or reduce excess government and advance freedom||13%||151|
|Giving voters a choice to vote Libertarian||11%||129|
|Challenging opponents so they move their positions in a libertarian direction||7%||86|
|Debunking claims of Democratic and Republican politicians who say more government is better||4%||52|
|Bringing in new members/voters/supporters||3%||32|
|Exposing Democratic and Republican politicians who pretend to be libertarian||2%||19|