Backlash: Dem ratings plunge as voters repel Big Government

For Immediate Release Wednesday, July 29, 2009

On important issues, voters want Libertarian solutions

WASHINGTON — The front page of Wednesday’s Politico was a sea of plummeting blue arrows as the paper reported on the slumping approval ratings of major Democrat officials across the nation. America’s third largest party notes the rapid decline in support for Democrats, with support for Republicans still at record lows, is more proof Americans are looking for Libertarian solutions to the nation’s problems.

‘Voters want elected officials who will cut taxes and spending, eliminate the deficit, make health care affordable and accessible, restore America’s traditional non-interventionist foreign policy and respect personal liberties. Only Libertarians believe in all that. On the issues people care about, the Libertarian Party is America’s only mainstream political party,’ said William Redpath, Libertarian National Committee Chairman.

Libertarians were the only party to oppose both the Bush and Obama bailouts and the deficit spending of both the Republican and Democrat-controlled Congresses.

‘Voters are rapidly turning on Democrats, but they still remember what happened under Republicans,’ said Redpath. ‘They want elected officials at all levels of government to restrain spending and stay out of their lives. They know smaller government brings more prosperity and more personal freedom.’

Politico reports that many major Democratic officials once considered ‘safe,’ such as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, New Jersey Gov. John Corzine and North Carolina Gov. Bev Purdue now all face uncertain re-election with favorability or approval ratings of less than 37 percent. Many other major Democratic officials, including President Barack Obama, have seen a rapid collapse in public support.

Fueling the voter backlash is the Democrat’s $787 billion ‘stimulus’ package that many see as wasteful spending, Democrat support for ‘bailout’ interventions into the economy and news the Democrat health care reform bill will place the government in virtual control of their health care decisions.

But voters aren’t rushing to Republicans. ‘There’s been no surge in GOP voter registration and little evidence that the party brand is experiencing a recovery. Last month, a New York Times/CBS poll reported that the GOP’s favorability ratings remained at a record-breaking low — 28 percent, down from a high of 59 percent in November 1994,’ Politico reports.

‘Americans believe freedom works best when it comes to both the economy and their personal lives. The plummeting approval ratings of Democrats and the rock-bottom ratings of Republicans are a testament to that,’ said Redpath. ‘The only way to break the cycle of government sprawl and restore long-term prosperity and personal freedom is to vote Libertarian.’

For more information on this issue, or to arrange an interview with the Libertarian Party, please call Director of Communications Donny Ferguson at 703-200-3669 or 202-333-0008, x. 225, or email .

The Libertarian Party is America’s third-largest political party, founded in 1971 as an alternative to the two main political parties. You can find more information on the Libertarian Party by visiting . The Libertarian Party proudly stands for smaller government, lower taxes and more freedom.

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