Selected LP Daily Polls from April

The following are selected Daily Poll results from last month. A general synopsis of the results are that of those that responded: only 17 percent consider Obama to be a political outsider; most would prefer to face Hillary in the general election; nearly a majority believe McCain’s military experience does not give him more credibility as a candidate; the issue Libertarians care about the most in 2008 is fiscal policy; half support the death penalty; the "Fair Tax" is the preferred system of tax reform, though only marginally so; Libertarians want most a communicator for a presidential candidate; and gas prices have impacted the driving habits of a majority of people.

If you have any poll suggestions for May, please email them to Andrew.davis@lp.org as you come up with them, and they may be used.

4/1/08

Do you consider Barack Obama to be "outside" the political establishment? (198 votes)
Yes – 34 (17%)
No – 150 (75%)
Maybe – 2 (6%)
Don’t Know/No Response – 2 (1%)

4/2/08

What Democratic presidential candidate would be best for the LP to face in 2008? (98 votes)
Barack Obama – 33 (33%)
Hillary Clinton – 65 (66%)

4/09/08

Should the Iraqis be forced to spend oil surplus revenue on rebuilding their own country? (123 votes)
Yes – 90 (73%)
No – 27 (21%)
Maybe – 4 (3%)
Don’t Know/No Response – 2 (1%)

4/10/08

Do you believe John McCain’s military experience gives him more credibility as a presidential candidate? (164 votes)
Yes – 62 (37%)
No – 81 (49%)
Maybe – 21 (12%)
Don’t Know/No Response – 0 (0%)

4/11/08

Out of these three political issues, what do you consider to be the most important in the 2008 elections? (329 votes)
Fiscal policy – 153 (46%)
War in Iraq – 64 (19%)
Civil liberties – 112 (34%)

4/14/08

Do you support the death penalty? (194 votes)
Yes – 97 (50%)
No – 86 (44%)
Maybe – 10 (5%)
Don’t Know/No Response – 1 (0%)

4/15/08

What type of tax reform would you prefer? (125 votes)
Flat income tax – 25 (20%)
Consumed-income tax – 7 (5%)
National retail sales tax – 29 (23%)
"Fair Tax" – 36 (28%)
Other – 28 (22%)

4/17/08

Do you believe the government has a legitimate role to play in stopping climate change? (135 votes)
Yes – 27 (20%)
No – 93 (68%)
Maybe – 11 (8%)
Don’t Know/No Response – 4 (2%)

4/24/08

What type of LP presidential candidate do you want? (409 votes)
A "purist" – 30 (7%)
A long established Libertarian activist – 22 (5%)
Someone who can communicate our basic message to voters outside our party – 357 (87%)

4/28/08

Has the price of gas impacted your driving habits? (95 votes)
Yes – 58 (61%)
No – 33 (34%)
Maybe – 1 (1%)
Don’t Know/No Response – 3 (3%)

4/29/08

Do you support strengthening the GI Bill to help it cover today’s tuition rates? (139 votes)
Yes – 72 (51%)
No – 50 (35%)
Maybe – 7 (5%)
Don’t Know/No Response – 10 (7%)

Did you Know?

There are more than 225 Libertarians in elected office. Here are some of the newest.