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*Please respond: poll of DP members*

Please vote UP this thread if you want to see more results!

I'm curious what percentage of active DP members are new since 2007/2008 vs. were here four years ago. This might give us an indication of how much support has grown.

So, if you're reading this, please copy the following questions, paste them in a reply, and answer them.

Thanks,

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Please answer true or false:

1) I was an active DP member in 2007/2008.
2) I voted for Ron Paul in 2008.
3) I voted for another Republican in the primary/caucuses.
4) I voted for a Democrat in the primary/caucuses.
5) I voted for McCain in the 07/08 general.
6) I voted for Obama in the 07/08 general.

Please answer:
7) age:
8) state:
9) occupation:
10) sex, M/F:
11) year I first heard of Ron Paul:
12) first impression of Ron Paul (pos, neg, unsure):
13) number of years I've considered myself a libertarian:
14) number of years I've considered myself a conservative:
15) number of years I've considered myself a liberal:
16) list Ron Paul positions/views that are important to you in order of priority (e.g.: foreign policy, monetary policy, return to gold standard, reduce size of government, civil rights, end drug prohibition, repeal patriot act, etc.)

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I watch Sheep being led to

Slaughter.

1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.

answers

Please answer true or false:

1) I was an active DP member in 2007/2008.
FALSE (i was 14 at the time)
2) I voted for Ron Paul in 2008.
FALSE
3) I voted for another Republican in the primary/caucuses.
FALSE
4) I voted for a Democrat in the primary/caucuses.
FALSE
5) I voted for McCain in the 07/08 general.
FALSE
6) I voted for Obama in the 07/08 general.
FALSE too young to vote ( but my friends,everyone i knew, and i liked the ''change'' he was supposed to bring,so we supported him. I never heard of Ron Paul until may 2011 and I talk about him all the time now to the ones who ''liked '' Obama and they now love Ron Raul!)
Please answer:
7) 18
8) TX
9) HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT
10) FEMALE
11) 2011
12) POSITIVE! (=
13) new to this.
14) new to this.
15) new to this
16) foreign policy, monetary policy,& civil liberties!

It's a post like yours and you mentioning your friends...

... That give me some hope for the humanity! ;)

You have found the right crowd here, and thanks for bringing smile to my face!

Paul B.

,,,,

1) I was an active DP member in 2007/2008. T
2) I voted for Ron Paul in 2008. T (in primary)
3) I voted for another Republican in the primary/caucuses. F Constitution/Baldwin
4) I voted for a Democrat in the primary/caucuses. F
5) I voted for McCain in the 07/08 general. F
6) I voted for Obama in the 07/08 general. F
Please answer:
7) age: 51
8) state: OH
9) occupation: self employed/ roofer
10) sex, M/F: M
11) year I first heard of Ron Paul: 06 (F2F) on PBS
12) first impression of Ron Paul (pos, neg, unsure): extremely positive
13) number of years I've considered myself a libertarian: 5
14) number of years I've considered myself a conservative: 30
15) number of years I've considered myself a liberal:
16) list Ron Paul positions/views that are important to you in order of priority (e.g.: foreign policy, monetary policy, return to gold standard, reduce size of government, civil rights, end drug prohibition, repeal patriot act, etc.)
Foreign Policy/monetary policy….rest will follow

Miamisburg, Montgomery County, Ohio

Here you go.

1.F
2.F
3.F
4.F
5.F
6.F
7.20
8.Indiana
9. N/A
10.M
11.2010
12.POS
13. 0 (6 MONTHS)
14.0
15.0
16. monetary policy,civil rights, reduce size of government, repeal patriot act

black walnut!

LOL!


"Know what you know, know what you don't know, and understand and appreciate the distinction."

Minarchism
track

Any surprises?

Any surprises so far in the results here?

I handful of former McCain supporters. Welcome!
A lot of old-timer libertarians like me, but at least as many who came to libertarianism via Ron Paul.


"Know what you know, know what you don't know, and understand and appreciate the distinction."

Minarchism
track

I did vote for McCain

but I was not a supporter. I am a repentant Perot voter and voted for him out of fear of Obama.

SGH4Freedom here

1) I was an active DP member in 2007/2008. NO
2) I voted for Ron Paul in 2008. NO
3) I voted for another Republican in the primary/caucuses. No
4) I voted for a Democrat in the primary/caucuses. NO
5) I voted for McCain in the 07/08 general. NO
6) I voted for Obama in the 07/08 general. YES

Please answer:
7) age: 24
8) state: Florida
9) occupation: Self employed / Internet Marketer
10) sex, M/F: M
11) year I first heard of Ron Paul: 08
12) first impression of Ron Paul (pos, neg, unsure): From my own perceptions and expectations, I thought he was just another politician, until I saw him speak.
13) number of years I've considered myself a libertarian: 0
14) number of years I've considered myself a conservative: 0
15) number of years I've considered myself a liberal: 0
16) list Ron Paul positions/views that are important to you in order of priority (e.g.: foreign policy, monetary policy, return to gold standard, reduce size of government, civil rights, end drug prohibition, repeal patriot act, etc.)
reduce size of government
monetary policy
foreign policy
civil rights
repeal patriot act
return to gold standard
end drug prohibition

Here's Mine:

1) True
2) True
3) False
4) False
5) False
6) False
7) 47
8) Ohio
9) Musician
10) Male
11) 2007
12) Liked Him
13) 10
14) 25
15) 0
16) Foreign Policy, Monetary Policy, Drug War, Civil Rights

My answer

1) False
2) False
3) False
4) False
5) False
6) False

7) 17 years old
8) Wisconsin
9) "Camp Counselor"
10) Male
11) I heard about him in 2008, but not by name I just saw his picture.
12) I heard he didn't have a chance, and I believed it so negative.
13) I've considered myself a libertarian for 2 years
14) I considered myself a conservative for 2 years
15) I considered myself a liberal for 1 year
16) Obeying the Constitution, Monetary Policy, National Debt, Foreign Policy

Rand Paul / Justin Amash 2016
Continue the Ron Paul R3VOLUTION

My answer

1) False
2) False
3) False
4) False
5) False
6) False

7) 17 years old
8) Wisconsin
9) "Camp Counselor"
10) Male
11) I heard about him in 2008, but not by name I just saw his picture.
12) I heard he didn't have a chance, and I believed it so negative.
13) I've considered myself a libertarian for 2 years
14) I considered myself a conservative for 2 years
15) I considered myself a liberal for 1 year
16) Obeying the Constitution, Monetary Policy, National Debt, Foreign Policy

Rand Paul / Justin Amash 2016
Continue the Ron Paul R3VOLUTION

My answer

1) False
2) False
3) False
4) False
5) False
6) False

7) 17 years old
8) Wisconsin
9) "Camp Counselor"
10) Male
11) I heard about him in 2008, but not by name I just saw his picture.
12) I heard he didn't have a chance, and I believed it so negative.
13) I've considered myself a libertarian for 2 years
14) I considered myself a conservative for 2 years
15) I considered myself a liberal for 1 year
16) Obeying the Constitution, Monetary Policy, National Debt, Foreign Policy

Rand Paul / Justin Amash 2016
Continue the Ron Paul R3VOLUTION

my Answers

1) I was an active DP member in 2007/2008.
YES
2) I voted for Ron Paul in 2008.
NO..ONLY BECAUSE WE WHERE NOT EVEN ALLOWED TO WRITE IN RON PAUL. HE WAS NOT ON THE BALLOT HERE AND THE HEAD OF THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SAID HE WOULD NOT TOLORATE VOTES FOR DR.PAUL IF WE TRIED ALL OUR VOTES WOULD BE RIPPED AND NOT COUNTED

3) I voted for another Republican in the primary/caucuses.
SEE ANSWER TO #2

4) I voted for a Democrat in the primary/caucuses.
5) I voted for McCain in the 07/08 general.
6) I voted for Obama in the 07/08 general.
NO TO 4-5-&6

Please answer:
7) age: 48
8) state:NC
9) occupation:Housewife
10) sex, M/F:Female
11) year I first heard of Ron Paul:2006
12) first impression of Ron Paul (pos, neg, unsure):The man who should lead this country and teach the nation the Constitution lives
13) number of years I've considered myself a libertarian:30
14) number of years I've considered myself a conservative:30
15) number of years I've considered myself a liberal:NEVER
16) list Ron Paul positions/views that are important to you in order of priority (e.g.: foreign policy, monetary policy, return to gold standard, reduce size of government, civil rights, end drug prohibition, repeal patriot act, etc.)
Peace is #1,everything else comes 2nd

I believe in Hope & Change..I Hope the government will Change
Spindale-Rutherford County-North Carolina

1) I was an active DP member

1) I was an active DP member in 2007/2008. YES
2) I voted for Ron Paul in 2008. YES (primary) Baldwin (General)
3) I voted for another Republican in the primary/caucuses. NO
4) I voted for a Democrat in the primary/caucuses. NO
5) I voted for McCain in the 07/08 general. NO
6) I voted for Obama in the 07/08 general. NO

Please answer:
7) age: 39
8) state: NH
9) occupation: IT Consultant
10) sex, M/F: M
11) year I first heard of Ron Paul: not sure, 1996 give or take a year
12) first impression of Ron Paul (pos, neg, unsure): Pos
13) number of years I've considered myself a libertarian: 20
14) number of years I've considered myself a conservative: 23
15) number of years I've considered myself a liberal: 0
16) list Ron Paul positions/views that are important to you in order of priority (e.g.: foreign policy, monetary policy, return to gold standard, reduce size of government, civil rights, end drug prohibition, repeal patriot act, etc.) #1 - the Constitution #2 Austrian economics

Poll

1) No
2) No but read one of his books.
3) Did not vote, never voted, never involved in politics
4) no
5) no
6) no
Please answer:
7) age: 37
8) state: Houston Texas (Sugarland)
9) occupation: Owner
10) sex, M/F: M
11) year I first heard of Ron Paul: 2007
12) first impression of Ron Paul (pos, neg, unsure): From End the Fed. Loved him.
13) number of years I've considered myself a libertarian: Since 1996
14) number of years I've considered myself a conservative: Since 1984
15) number of years I've considered myself a liberal: I am not a liberal by todays definition
16) list Ron Paul positions/views that are important to you in order of priority:

1) foreign policy/peace
1a) Constitutional approach to govt
2) cut government spending
3) monetary policy 2a. return to gold standard 2b. ending fed
4) reduce size of government
5) removal of government regulations
6) restoration of civil rights/repealing the patriot act
7) national neutrality like Switzerland
8) support for States rights
9) Pro lifer
10)Courage to defend positions against all odds and opposition

"It does not take a majority to prevail but rather an irate, tireless minority keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

--Samuel Adams

Poll

1) I was an active DP member in 2007/2008.T
2) I voted for Ron Paul in 2008.T
3) I voted for another Republican in the primary/caucuses.F
4) I voted for a Democrat in the primary/caucuses.F
5) I voted for McCain in the 07/08 general.F
6) I voted for Obama in the 07/08 general.F

Please answer:
7) age: 58
8) state: TX
9) occupation: Self E.
10) sex, M/F: M
11) year I first heard of Ron Paul: 1998
12) first impression of Ron Paul (pos, neg, unsure): POS
13) number of years I've considered myself a libertarian:50
14) number of years I've considered myself a conservative:50
15) number of years I've considered myself a liberal:0
16) list Ron Paul positions/views that are important to you in order of priority (e.g.: foreign policy, monetary policy, return to gold standard, reduce size of government, civil rights, end drug prohibition, repeal patriot act, etc.) Sound Monetary Policy, foreign policy

Poll Answers

1) I was an active DP member in 2007/2008. F
2) I voted for Ron Paul in 2008. T
3) I voted for another Republican in the primary/caucuses. F
4) I voted for a Democrat in the primary/caucuses. F
5) I voted for McCain in the 07/08 general. F
6) I voted for Obama in the 07/08 general. F

Please answer:
7) age: 27
8) state: IL
9) occupation:
10) sex, M/F: Male
11) year I first heard of Ron Paul: 2007
12) first impression of Ron Paul (pos, neg, unsure): Unsure
13) number of years I've considered myself a libertarian: 5
14) number of years I've considered myself a conservative: 6(Bush Neocon)
15) number of years I've considered myself a liberal: 16(Chicago Idiot Liberal)
16) list Ron Paul positions/views that are important to you in order of priority (e.g.: foreign policy, monetary policy, return to gold standard, reduce size of government, civil rights, end drug prohibition, repeal patriot act, etc.)

Monetary policy/return to market-driven currency, reduction of empire( first two will lead to this), reduce size and influence of federal government( which is everything else listed)

1) I was an active DP member

1) I was an active DP member in 2007/2008. F
2) I voted for Ron Paul in 2008. F
3) I voted for another Republican in the primary/caucuses. F
4) I voted for a Democrat in the primary/caucuses. F
5) I voted for McCain in the 07/08 general. T
6) I voted for Obama in the 07/08 general. F

Please answer:
7) age: 45
8) state: WI
9) occupation: Computer builder
10) sex, M/F: Male
11) year I first heard of Ron Paul: 2007
12) first impression of Ron Paul (pos, neg, unsure): Unsure
13) number of years I've considered myself a libertarian: 2
14) number of years I've considered myself a conservative: 45
15) number of years I've considered myself a liberal: 0
16) list Ron Paul positions/views that are important to you in order of priority (e.g.: foreign policy, monetary policy, return to gold standard, reduce size of government, civil rights, end drug prohibition, repeal patriot act, etc.)

Reduce size of Government, National debt, balanced budget, return to gold standard/Monetary policy, civil rights, end wars, foreign policy, save us from ourselves

fun!

1. t
2. t
3. f
4. f
5. f
6. f

7. 25
8. new hampshah
9. asst manager in single owner gas station/store
10. m
11. 2007
12. unsure but positive.
13. four years I've been libertarian
14. just in the last year have I considered myself "conservative" in its traditional sense
15. for four years after high school I was Kucinich liberal
16. a) defending the constitution, including state and individual rights and shrinking the fed govt back to its rightful size b) changing our foreign policy and ending the war state c) fixing our monetary policy, paying our national debt, and returning value to the dollar d)getting him into office so he can continue to educate the masses with "a complete set of austrian economics and a bushel basket of common sense"

my diy adventure blog: dickdoesit.blogpsot.com

My reply

1) T
2) T
3) F.
4) F
5) F
6) F

Please answer:
7) Old enough
8) State of Excitement
9) occupation: Occupied spreading the RP message
10) sex: Yes Please
11) year I first heard of Ron Paul: 06/07
12) first impression of Ron Paul (pos, neg, unsure): POSITIVELY EXUBERANT
13) number of years I've considered myself a libertarian: never have
14) number of years I've considered myself a conservative: never have
15) number of years I've considered myself a liberal: never have
16) list Ron Paul positions/views that are important to you in order of priority: Liberty for all, Honesty, Peace and the Constitution and the Rule of Law (not in any order)

Incidentally I think this is a terrible way to do this and if you had an email attached to the account people could reply to you there. I'm surprised anyone wants to post this much information about themselves to attach to their usernames here available for the public.

History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

DP Poll answers

1) I was an active DP member in 2007/2008. YES
2) I voted for Ron Paul in 2008. YES
3) I voted for another Republican in the primary/caucuses. NO
4) I voted for a Democrat in the primary/caucuses. NO
5) I voted for McCain in the 07/08 general. NO
6) I voted for Obama in the 07/08 general. NO

Please answer:
7) age: 64
8) stat Idaho
9) occupation: Artist
10) sex, M/F: Female
11) year I first heard of Ron Paul: 1988
12) first impression of Ron Paul (pos, neg, unsure): Positive
13) number of years I've considered myself a libertarian: 5
14) number of years I've considered myself a conservative: 45
15) number of years I've considered myself a liberal: NONE
16) list Ron Paul positions/views that are important to you in order of priority (e.g.: foreign policy, monetary policy, return to gold standard, reduce size of government, civil rights, end drug prohibition, repeal patriot act, etc.) Reduce size of government, Foreign policy, repeal patriot act, monetary policy, return to gold standard, drug prohibition

1) I was an active DP member

1) I was an active DP member in 2007/2008. False
2) I voted for Ron Paul in 2008. False
3) I voted for another Republican in the primary/caucuses. True
4) I voted for a Democrat in the primary/caucuses. False
5) I voted for McCain in the 07/08 general. True
6) I voted for Obama in the 07/08 general. False

Please answer:
7) age: 52
8) state: WI
9) occupation: Maintenance Tech
10) sex, M/F: M
11) year I first heard of Ron Paul: 2008 (negatively by Faux News)
12) first impression of Ron Paul (pos, neg, unsure): Negative
13) number of years I've considered myself a libertarian: 3
14) number of years I've considered myself a conservative: 30 +
15) number of years I've considered myself a liberal: 0
16) list Ron Paul positions/views that are important to you in order of priority (e.g.: foreign policy, monetary policy, return to gold standard, reduce size of government, civil rights, end drug prohibition, repeal patriot act, etc.)

Abolish FED and IRS
End the Wars, no more foreign military bases
Monetary policy
Return to gold or other commodity standard
Reduce size of Gov
Repeal Patriot act
End Foreign Aid-Leave the UN
End drug prohibition
End welfare, social security, medicare, medicaid
Abolish TSA, DHS, BATF, FBI, CIA

There is no Left or Right -- there is only freedom or tyranny. Everything else is an illusion, an obfuscation to keep you confused and silent as the world burns around you." - Philip Brennan

"Invest only in things that you can stand in front of and pr

1) I was an active DP member

1) I was an active DP member in 2007/2008. T
2) I voted for Ron Paul in 2008. T
3) I voted for another Republican in the primary/caucuses. F
4) I voted for a Democrat in the primary/caucuses. F
5) I voted for McCain in the 07/08 general. F
6) I voted for Obama in the 07/08 general. F

Please answer:
7) age: 29
8) state: GA
9) occupation: Self-employed musician
10) sex, M/F: M
11) year I first heard of Ron Paul: 2007
12) first impression of Ron Paul (pos, neg, unsure): Unsure
13) number of years I've considered myself a libertarian: N/A
14) number of years I've considered myself a conservative: Maybe 15 or so years, but I don't really care about labels anymore.
15) number of years I've considered myself a liberal: N/A
16) monetary policy, foreign policy, reduce size of government, civil rights, end drug prohibition, repeal patriot act.

Cynthia Kennedy - ausscyn

Please answer true or false:

1) I was an active DP member in 2007/2008. YES
2) I voted for Ron Paul in 2008. YES & was an undelegate from NV
3) I voted for another Republican in the primary/caucuses.NO
4) I voted for a Democrat in the primary/caucuses.NO
5) I voted for McCain in the 07/08 general.NO
6) I voted for Obama in the 07/08 general. NO

Please answer:
7) age: 58
8) state: NV
9) occupation: Video producer
10) sex, M/F: F
11) year I first heard of Ron Paul: 1998
12) first impression of Ron Paul (pos, neg, unsure): LOVE
13) number of years I've considered myself a libertarian: 58
14) number of years I've considered myself a conservative: 20
15) number of years I've considered myself a liberal: ?
16) list Ron Paul positions/views that are important to you in order of priority (e.g.: foreign policy, monetary policy, return to gold standard, reduce size of government, civil rights, end drug prohibition, repeal patriot act, etc.) Only one: Follow the Constitution - that cures all the other problems.

1)false 2)false 3)false 4)fal

1)false
2)false
3)false
4)false
5)false
6)false

7)18
8)NJ
9)student(unemployed atm)
10)male
11)around last election cycle
12)positive
13)1
14)3
15)4
16)all of them are equally important from a liberty standpoint

Please answer true or

Please answer true or false:

1) I was an active DP member in 2007/2008.

F

2) I voted for Ron Paul in 2008.

F

3) I voted for another Republican in the primary/caucuses.

F

4) I voted for a Democrat in the primary/caucuses.

F

5) I voted for McCain in the 07/08 general.

F

6) I voted for Obama in the 07/08 general.

T

Please answer:
7) age:

47

8) state:

NY

9) occupation:

Web Dev

10) sex, M/F:

M

11) year I first heard of Ron Paul:

2008

12) first impression of Ron Paul (pos, neg, unsure):

Positive

13) number of years I've considered myself a libertarian:

2

14) number of years I've considered myself a conservative:

2

15) number of years I've considered myself a liberal:

0

16) list Ron Paul positions/views that are important to you in order of priority (e.g.: foreign policy, monetary policy, return to gold standard, reduce size of government, civil rights, end drug prohibition, repeal patriot act, etc.)

- Monetary Policy / End Fed

- Reduce Size of Govt

- Civil Liberties (rollback Police State / Patriot Act / NSS)

-
- Foreign Policy

- End Drug War

hi-yahh!

feel a little odd putting too much personal info here not cause of RP supporters but prying eyes of those who are against his cause.

1) I was an active DP member in 2007/2008.
False
2) I voted for Ron Paul in 2008.
False
3) I voted for another Republican in the primary/caucuses.
False
4) I voted for a Democrat in the primary/caucuses.
False
5) I voted for McCain in the 07/08 general.
False
6) I voted for Obama in the 07/08 general.
True

Please answer:
7) age: 31
8) state:PA
9) occupation: benefit consultant
10) sex, M/F: M
11) year I first heard of Ron Paul: 07
12) first impression of Ron Paul (pos, neg, unsure): unsure
13) number of years I've considered myself a libertarian: 1/2?
14) number of years I've considered myself a conservative:1/2
15) number of years I've considered myself a liberal: 5
16) list Ron Paul positions/views that are important to you in order of priority (e.g.: foreign policy, monetary policy, return to gold standard, reduce size of government, civil rights, end drug prohibition, repeal patriot act, etc.).

1. Restore America plan
2. Monetary policy
3. The Fed
4. Foreign policy (part of restore america)
5. reduce the scope of govt. (part of this is part of restore america)

BMWJIM's picture

To the initial question, WHY?

.)

Support has grown. From personal experience it has grown substantially. Why give this info to any other campaign. Why give this to TPTB.

Am I paranoid? Probably. Doesn't matter. What is important is watch what you post!!

Jim

Sorry folks if I am coming off more paranoid than normal.If RP doesn't win I go underground faster than a hibernating snake.

1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.

half these people probably

half these people probably have social network sites. and if the govt wanted to find us rascal ron paul supporters, they wouldn't have a hard time.

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