Comment: There's no reason to believe the NYT poll was biased.

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There's no reason to believe the NYT poll was biased.

It would certainly match Americans' voting patterns. If 22% of the country was really libertarian minded, Ron Paul would be the Republican nominee. All you need is 20% of the voting population to win the nomination of either major party. The fact of the matter is most self-described "libertarians" don't define libertarianism beyond two or three issues. When you've got Bill Maher and Neil Boortz claiming to be libertarians, I can fully accept the premise that one-fifth of Americans describe themselves as libertarians, but, only about 7-8% would agree with Ron Paul's political positions to the extent that DPers do.