by Stephen Tall on November 4, 2012
Lib Dem Voice polled our members-only forum recently to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Some 550 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results.
Obama tops our poll with 91% support from Lib Dems
LDV asked: If you had a vote in the US presidential election, would you support Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?
91% – Barack Obama
1% – Mitt Romney
7% – Neither
1% – No view
Not, perhaps, the most startling discovery in our surveys to date: across Europe there is strong support for re-electing President Obama. To be honest, I was most surprised by the fact that Mitt Romney got as many as four Lib Dem members choosing him out of the 550+ who voted. In fact, there were more write-in votes for Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson. Here’s a sample of your comments…
Grudgingly for Obama – he is neither a liberal nor an effective social democrat. I would rather vote for Ron Paul or Gary Johnson as they have more cohesive and coherent liberal platforms.
How can you even ask this question of a Lib-Dem audience? Obama needs all our support against Romney – and support to enable such pledges as closing Guantanamo to be achieved.
Obama because of Romney’s contempt for poor and underprivileged and fear that he would support Israeli attack on Iran
Romney is typical far right Republican. But I’d pester Obama to scrap the death penalty, change the gun law etc etc
I’d vote for Gary Johnson, the Libertarian party candidate. Obomney are awful!
There is nothing we can do, not interested. Would you ask a question of who would you vote for in the German elections next year?
Heart says Obama, brain says Romney. Obama has been a huge disappointment, particularly in his knee-jerk response to DeepWater Horizon – and at least Romney offers the long awaited tax reform that the US needs.
I would love to support a third party candidate, but the spectre of Romney has been sufficiently well-marketed to scare me to vote for Obama despite his appalling record, because Romney in charge of the USA would be unthinkably awful for the world.