Tuesday, June 21, 2011

CNN Poll: Libertarianism is on the Rise

Reports The Politico:

A recent CNN poll shows that libertarianism is on the rise in the last three years in the United States, more than at any point in the last two decades.

The poll, which CNN has conducted yearly since 1993, tracks the strength of social and economic libertarianism and reveals that both ideas are gaining popular support.

Sixty-three percent of respondents believe that government is doing too much, up from 52 percent in 2008. Half of all respondents said that government should not promote any set of traditional or moral values, up from 41 percent in 2008.

Ron Paul says it all the time: Liberty is popular. This shouldn't feel like such an uphill battle for us. To a great extent, Americans agree with us. Libertarians can win. We've just got to stop shooting ourselves in the foot.


Wes Messamore,
Editor in Chief, THL
Articles | Author's Page