J. M. emails:
No wonder why so many in the 18 to 29 demographic either don't vote, are considered independents and not a fan of either party, or have supported Ron Paul in overwhelming numbers. It also explains why Paul is feared and hated so much by the DC establishment media and both political parties so much.
only 37% agree that the government should spend more to reduce poverty
only 20% agree with Mitt Romney/Paul Krugman/Obama that govt spending is an effective method of economic growth
only 28% agree the govt should do more to curb climate change at the expense of the economy
only 22% want to attack a nation first rather than waiting to be attacked
only 23% are willing to give up personal freedoms for national security
Here is an excerpt:
These attitudes betraying both the traditional left and right fall generally within the bounds of libertarianism. Live and let live. Individual responsibility is as important as collective responsibility. Avoid military interventions. Distrust both government and corporations. Protect civil liberties.
Young voters have been the energy behind Ron Paul (remember him?) He is still in the GOP race for President, apparently looking to impact the party platform. Had Paul chosen to be the nominee of the national Libertarian Party, he would have had the biggest impact of any third party candidate since Ross Perot in 1992 and 1996.