WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Liberty Government Affairs (LGA) President and Founder Brian Darling, in cooperation with Gravis Marketing, released the results of a new poll showing how embracing the ideas of liberty can sway voters.
Darling said, "When people say the 'the Libertarian Moment is Over,' I would point them to the results of this poll where Democrat, Independent, and Republican voters all embrace core principles of the liberty movement. The goal of this poll was to show that diverse issue sets that may make or break this election. Although voters' feelings concerning President Trump, health care, immigration, and the economy might already be baked into the most recent polls. As shown through the results of this poll, smart politicians can thus move undecided voters by promising to embrace a more restrained foreign policy, federalism on marijuana laws, and the dialing back of the federal government's involvement in everyday Americans' lives."
- Bipartisan disapproval of the work of Congress, with Democrats holding a 10%-point lead in the generic ballot.
- 46% support and 20% opposition for a candidate who called for a complete withdrawal from Afghanistan.
- 53% support and 26% opposition to the bipartisan STATES Act, federal legislation to "allow states to take control over the legalization and regulation of marijuana from the federal government," with 53% supporting and 26% opposing the idea. Republicans, Democrats, and Independents all registered support for this legislation.
- Support from Democrats (46.6% to 24.8%) and Republicans (62.8% to 16.3%) on supporting a candidate who wanted to reduce the size of government, lower taxes, and end conflicts abroad.
- Americans support a pardon for Edward Snowden.
Darling said, "It appears that candidates in the mold of my former boss Senator Rand Paul and liberty leaders like Senator Mike Lee, Representative Justin Amash, and Representative Thomas Massie represent very popular view. Republicans who want to keep their jobs might want to push liberty centered public policy if they want to be elected to Congress this fall. The libertarian moment is back, and this poll shows the ideas of smaller and limited federal government have strong bipartisan support from voters."
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