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More Good News From The CPAC Poll: A More Libertarian Conservatism ?

by @ 4:50 pm on February 22, 2010. Filed under Individual Liberty, Libertarians, Political Parties, Politics, Republicans

In addition to Ron Paul’s victory in the 2012 straw poll at CPAC, there were also these interesting results, which seem to show that mainstream conservatism may be moving in a move libertarian direction:

First, this shows that limited government is at the core of the attendees beliefs:


And, this chart shows that the primary concern among attendees was reducing the size of government while hot-button issues like immigration, “traditional values,” and gay marriage were in the low single digits and even abortion wasn’t seen as a major issue:


Of course, this party is a reflection of the times and the fact that economic issues are the predominant issue on people’s minds today. Whether it represents something more, though, like a return of American conservatism to the libertarian roots of the Goldwater era remains to be seen.

H/T: The Crossed Pond and United Liberty

2 Responses to “More Good News From The CPAC Poll: A More Libertarian Conservatism ?”

  1. [...] and radically pro-liberty political figure of any significance on the Republican scene—a poll of CPAC attendees reveals encouraging facts about their general political attitudes: 80 percent claimed their “most [...]

  2. Thomas Jackson says:

    All the hot button issues you mention are the product of a meddling government. A smaller government is less likely to meddle in our every day lives.

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