Posts tagged "libertarian"


A curious Show of Hands user asked me for access to the recent political polls that are no longer open for voting. Since our poll archives aren’t readily available, I had to do a bit of work to honor the request. And since I did it for him, I figured I may as well share it with the rest of y’all. And since I shared it with y’all, I figured you may as well share it with everyone you’ve ever met. See how it works?  :)

These pages are best viewed outside of the SOH app, directly in a web browser, on a tablet or monitor. If you are reading this post on your phone and want to check these links out, I’d suggest that you set your phone down for a moment and visit on a bigger screen.

By the way, if you ever have any requests or problems with the app, please email me. It’s scientifically proven to be a much better way to get help than posting a question or complaint in an anonymous iTunes/Amazon review. Honest.



  1. Should the U.S. support a UN treaty to limit civilian gun ownership rights internationally? (UserQ) 12-Jul Results
  2. If you were in Congress, would you always vote purely on your principles, or would you occasionally “take one for the team” and vote on party lines in order to strengthen your political influence and alliiances? 12-Jul Results
  3. Should elected officials have have the same expectation of privacy concerning medical conditions and treatment as normal private citizens? 12-Jul Results
  4. Should tax dollars be used to help support American farmers? 12-Jul Results
  5. Would you willingly pay 5% more taxes if it meant that you could specify the way that 50% of your total tax dollars were spent? 11-Jul Results
  6. Should it be legal to ride in the back of an open pickup truck? 10-Jul Results
  7. Do you consider an annual family income of $250,000 to be wealthy? (UserQ) 10-Jul Results
  8. Without looking it up, do you know the name of your elected representative in the U.S. House? 10-Jul Results
  9. Do you support President Obama’s call to end the “Bush tax cuts” for families earning $250,000 or more? 9-Jul Results
  10. Should society provide for the basic needs of citizens who are unable to work? 8-Jul Results
  11. Who contributes more to the rising cost of U.S. health care: profiteering by companies within the industry, or disruption by politicians and regulators? (UserQ) 7-Jul Results
  12. Should society provide for the basic needs of all citizens, including those who may choose not to work? 6-Jul Results
  13. Have you decided who you will vote for in the November Presidential election? 6-Jul Results
  14. Do we spend too much on defense/military? 5-Jul Results
  15. Security or freedom? (UserQ) 4-Jul Results
  16. Do you feel represented by your Federal government? 4-Jul Results
  17. Do you think there could be a point at which tax rates are high enough that they become a violation of individual Constitutional rights? 4-Jul Results
  18. Details are emerging that indicate that Chief Justice Roberts may have changed his vote on the ACA individual mandate in order to protect the reputation of the Supreme Court. If true, did he do the right thing? 2-Jul Results
  19. If they can’t be denied coverage when they are sick, and the penalty (max 2.5% of income) will be much less than the cost (~$4000) for most, do you think the Affordable Care Act will result in more healthy people choosing not to purchase health insurance? 2-Jul Results
  20. In 2013, the Federal inheritance tax rate is scheduled to increase to 55% on estates valued over $1 million. Given the choice between this and eliminating inheritance tax completely, what would you choose? 1-Jul Results
  21. As the story goes, Robin Hood stole from the rich and gave to the poor. Was this act moral, or immoral? (RematchQ) 30-Jun Results
  22. Suicide bombers: oppressed, desperate people in a sad situation, or just plain evil scumbags? 30-Jun Results
  23. Do you think the Affordable Care Act (i.e. “Obamacare”) would have passed Congress if it had been described as a new tax? (UserQ) 28-Jun Results
  24. After being held in contempt of Congress by a 255-67 vote (the first time ever for a sitting member of Cabinet), should Attorney General Eric Holder resign? 28-Jun Results
  25. Fast and Furious investigation: witch hunt or cover-up? 28-Jun Results
  26. Do you trust the U.S. Supreme Court to be politically impartial? 28-Jun Results
  27. Would you prefer that America have 100% government-run health care, or 100% free-market health care? 27-Jun Results
  28. Do you support President Obama’s assertion of Executive Privilege to prevent subpoenaed Fast and Furious documents from being turned over to Congress? 27-Jun Results
  29. Who do you think contributes more to the rising cost of health care: providers (docs, etc.) or health insurance companies? (UserQ) 26-Jun Results
  30. Does a presidential candidate’s VP running mate have any influence on your likelihood to vote for him/her? 26-Jun Results
  31. Do you think our use of military drones to target terrorists is a violation of human rights? 26-Jun Results
  32. In the immigration enforcement battle that has been in the news and the courts, who is right: the Federal government or the state of Arizona? 26-Jun Results
  33. Would strict enforcement of our existing immigration laws be racist? (UserQ) 25-Jun Results
  34. Do you want the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold or overturn the individual health insurance mandate? 25-Jun Results
  35. Should the FDA regulate health apps? 24-Jun Results
  36. Would you be in favor of a law that only allowed political campaign donations to come from individual taxpayers (no corporations, unions, non-profits, etc.)? 24-Jun Results
  37. Do you approve of President Obama’s job performance? (June 2012) 23-Jun Results
  38. If an American company can manufacture its products overseas less expensively without sacrificing quality, should they? 23-Jun Results
  39. Obama or Romney? (June 2012) 23-Jun Results
  40. Is American culture too uptight/conservative about sex, or too open/liberal? 22-Jun Results
  41. Should Congress vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in Contempt for refusing to deliver requested information regarding “Fast and Furious”? 20-Jun Results
  42. Do you think Presidents Bush and Obama have *both* stretched the limits of Presidential authority beyond what the Constitution intended? (UserQ) 20-Jun Results
  43. Should Puerto Rico be admitted as the 51st state? (UserQ) 20-Jun Results
  44. If the Supreme Court strikes down the requirement for individuals to purchase health insurance, should the other components of the law remain in place? 20-Jun Results
  45. Was the cancellation of NASA’s Space Shuttle program a good call? 19-Jun Results
  46. Are government bailouts of private companies ever a good idea? 17-Jun Results
  47. Were the riots that took place in L.A. after the Rodney King verdict justifiable social protest, or inexcusable mob violence? 17-Jun Results
  48. If you were on the jury for the O.J. Simpson murder trial, would you have voted guilty or not-guilty? 17-Jun Results
  49. Do you trust the U.S. Supreme Court to be politically impartial? (Before ACA ruling) 17-Jun Results
  50. Do you trust the Federal government or your state government more? 17-Jun Results
  51. Do you have doubts about the theory that human activity is the primary cause of climate change? 16-Jun Results
  52. Which foot-in-mouth statement was worse: “Corporations are people, my friend” or “The private sector is doing just fine”? 16-Jun Results
  53. In the 2012 Presidential election, are you more motivated to vote FOR your candidate, or AGAINST the other guy? 15-Jun Results
  54. Do we need to try to create more public sector jobs, or fewer? 15-Jun Results
  55. Do you support the Obama administration’s decision to stop deporting young illegal immigrants and issue them work permits instead? 15-Jun Results
  56. Should the government ban the sale of some unhealthy foods outright? 14-Jun Results
  57. Do you approve of Attorney General Eric Holder’s response to the “Fast and Furious” gun smuggling investigation? 12-Jun Results
  58. Should we send troops into Syria as part of a United Nations effort? 12-Jun Results
  59. Should we add Libertarian party candidate Gary Johnson to the Election 2012 Showdown? 11-Jun Results
  60. Are you planning on making any campaign donations before the November elections? 11-Jun Results
  61. School budget woes: cut some days off the school year or increase class sizes? 11-Jun Results
  62. Do you think Americans have more or less civil rights than we did 20 years ago? 9-Jun Results
  63. The 2012 Election showdown has been reset for the last time before the conventions. Go cast (or recast) your votes! 9-Jun Results
  64. Do you think Bill Clinton truly wants Obama to win re-election, or would he rather see him lose so the party pendulum might swing back toward Hillary in 2016? 7-Jun Results
  65. SOH 1.9 for iOS is available as an app store update now. Details are on the blog. Please email me at if you have any troubles with the upgrade process. 7-Jun Results
  66. Will George Zimmerman get a fair trial? (UserQ) 6-Jun Results
  67. Will you be voting for one of the two major party candidates in the November presidential election, or someone else? (UserQ) 6-Jun Results
  68. Are your political beliefs more closely aligned with the Occupy Wall Street movement or the Tea Party movement? 5-Jun Results
  69. If your state and a handful of neighboring states decided to secede from the union, would you want to stay or leave (clarification: stay or leave from your state)? (UserQ) 4-Jun Results
  70. Labor unions: for or against? 4-Jun Results
  71. Pro-choice or pro-life? 3-Jun Results
  72. Would you rather elect a randomly picked adult within a one-mile radius of your current location, or the leading presidential candidate that you dislike the most? (UserQ) 3-Jun Results
  73. NYC Mayor Bloomberg is proposing a plan to prohibit restaurants, movies theaters, food carts and ball parks from selling soda and other sweetened drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces. Good plan? 1-Jun Results
  74. Will John Edwards ever be able to repair his reputation? 1-Jun Results
  75. Some are pointing to the Obama administration’s failed investment in Solyndra as evidence that he has a social agenda for business that doesn’t work in a free-market economy. Agree? 31-May Results
  76. Some are pointing to Romney’s time running Bain Capital as evidence that he has a cold-hearted approach to capitalism that runs contrary to the responsibilities of public political leadership. Agree? 31-May Results
  77. Should all elected Federal offices have term limits? 29-May Results
  78. Do you have any family members who have died while serving the U.S. in the Armed Forces? 28-May Results
  79. Is our criminal justice system fair? 28-May Results
  80. Which are more important to you in the 2012 Presidential election: social issues or economic issues? (UserQ) 27-May Results
  81. Do you approve of President Obama’s job performance? (May 2012) 25-May Results
  82. On economic issues, are you more liberal or conservative? 25-May Results
  83. Obama or Romney? (May 2012) 25-May Results
  84. On social issues, are you more liberal or conservative? 25-May Results
  85. Los Angeles has voted to ban plastic shopping bags. Good move? 24-May Results
  86. A Pakistani doctor provided key information that helped the U.S. find Osama Bin Laden. Pakistan just sentenced him to 33 years in prison for treason. Should the U.S. government intervene? 24-May Results
  87. Will Obama’s 2012 reelection chances be better if he sticks with current VP Biden, or drops him in favor of Hillary Clinton? (UserQ) 23-May Results
  88. For whom did you vote (or would have voted, if you weren’t yet old enough) in the 2008 Presidential election? 22-May Results
  89. Mitt Romney or Ron Paul? 21-May Results
  90. Would you be bothered if you learned that a U.S. President was seeing a psychotherapist? (UserQ) 21-May Results
  91. Would your past actions and associations withstand the full scrutiny of the media if you were running for President, or would embarrassing facts emerge? 21-May Results
  92. Would you rather have a Federal government that offers more services and collects higher taxes, or that offers fewer services and collects lower taxes? 20-May Results
  93. Do you think the condition of the U.S. economy is improving? 19-May Results
  94. Should we “withdraw” Ron Paul from the Election 2012 showdown, given the ambiguity of his campaign announcement Monday? 15-May Results
  95. Do you want your preferred Presidential candidate to “take the gloves off” and run an aggressive/negative campaign, or to remain civil/positive? 14-May Results
  96. Do you support the growing of renewable food crops (corn, soy, etc.) specifically for their use as alternative fuel? 13-May Results
  97. Are you a registered voter? 13-May Results
  98. Do the allegations of Mitt Romney being a bully in high school impact your likelihood to vote for him? (UserQ) 11-May Results
  99. Are you in favor of legalizing polygamy? (UserQ) 10-May Results
  100. Do you think the U.S. does more harm or good in the world? 10-May Results
  101. Are you in favor of legalizing gay marriage? 9-May Results
  102. Better K-12 school schedule: 9 months of school with a full Summer vacation, or “year-round” with shorter, more frequent vacations? 8-May Results
  103. Should parents of kids with severe mental and physical handicaps be able to have their children legally euthanized? 7-May Results
  104. Do you think your local school district spends its available budget efficiently? 6-May Results
  105. Do you think the use of medical marijuana is usually legitimately medicinal, or a bogus loophole used to legalize pot smoking? (UserQ) 5-May Results
  106. Do you think that waterboarding of captured terror suspects is unjustified torture or a legitimate intel-gathering technique? 3-May Results
  107. Blind Chinese human-rights activist Chen Guangcheng has asked to come to the U.S., fearing for his and his family’s safety in China. Granting him asylum would likely damage U.S.-Chinese relations. Should we grant him asylum anyway? 3-May Results
  108. Do you think the country would be better off with a single party in control of both the Presidency and Congress, or with split power between parties? 2-May Results
  109. Do you think that President Obama is over-politicizing the anniversary of Osama Bin Laden’s killing? 1-May Results
  110. More effective division of power: Democratic President and Republican Congress, or Republican President and Democratic Congress? 30-Apr Results
  111. Are you currently unemployed and looking for a job? 26-Apr Results
  112. Is the War on Terror over? 26-Apr Results
  113. Would you ever vote for an atheist for President? (UserQ) 25-Apr Results
  114. Did you do anything to celebrate Earth Day? 23-Apr Results
  115. Do you think the existence of John Edwards’ mistress and child would still have become public knowledge had he been successful in his bid for the Presidency or Vice Presidency? 23-Apr Results
  116. Should the Federal government fund $6 billion to prevent interest on subsidized student loans from doubling to 6.8 percent in July? 21-Apr Results
  117. Are you in favor of the proposed law that would require a “black box” in every car manufactured in 2015 and beyond? (UserQ) 19-Apr Results
  118. Do you think the recent misconduct by Federal employees (e.g. GSA in Vegas and Secret Service in Colombia) are isolated incidents, or happen often but rarely get exposed? 17-Apr Results
  119. Do you think either political party is really engaged in a “war on women”? (UserQ) 16-Apr Results
  120. Do you think that voter fraud is common enough that it sometimes changes the outcome of state or national elections? 15-Apr Results

First, thank you for putting this together. It must have taken quite a long time. Cool to have all the results in one place.

Re: #59 - I don’t know why you’d even ask the question about including Gary Johnson if you had no intention of adding him, regardless of what people said. Forty percent of users said yes. That’s a remarkably high number considering how few even know who Gary Johnson is. 

He’s going to be on the ballot in all 50 states, something only three people have accomplished: Barack Obama, Willard “Mitt” Romney, and Gary Johnson. Combine that with the fact that 40% of users said they would like him added to the poll and what more can one really ask for? 

Anyhow, that’s my two cents.


I really like having a third option for President…