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Wed Mar 7, 2018, 08:16 PM

Why so many no party people?

Noticing 36% dems, 26% repub, 30% no party per wiki.

I am new to Oregon moved here end of Sept, lived in CA and WA all my life. At first still angry at DNC I put no party when we got drivers licenses.

Then when I found out its a closed primary state I changed back to democrat.

So wondering who most of the no party are? Independents? Angry people on left or right? People sick of both parties?

I found a candidate I really like for district two Jamie McCleod Skinner but I think she might be too far left to get the mainstream democrats vote in primary. The guy who ran last time that seems that way lost by a lot last time.

The number one thing I notice different about here in Medford are no one talks politics, people are friendly, I can tell by some things they say they are republican. They care a lot about guns here even before latest shooting when I mentioned guns all I talked to seemed to have them. I was happy to hear they want more control on them and lock up good.

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marlakay Mar 2018 OP
Eliot Rosewater Mar 2018 #1
marlakay Mar 2018 #3
Eliot Rosewater Mar 2018 #4
bearsfootball516 Mar 2018 #2
marlakay Mar 2018 #6
jalan48 Mar 2018 #5
BigmanPigman Mar 2018 #7
LWolf Mar 2018 #8

Response to marlakay (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 08:17 PM

1. Many have bought the LIE that both parties are the same.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 08:19 PM

3. I hear that from my kids in late 30s

When I try to explain they donít want to talk about politics, sigh...

Both voted for Hillary though but barely. Mostly because of Trump.

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Response to marlakay (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 08:20 PM

4. Yep, they have bought the bullshit and that bullshit was fed to them by ONE person.

And it is a huge problem, they still listen to this person and they are still buying the bullshit.

Not your kids, but you know.

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Response to marlakay (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 08:19 PM

2. Most of them are independents

My mother is one of them. Votes for both Republicans and Democrats alike. Voted for Clinton twice, voted for Bush twice, voted for McCain the first time and Obama the second, voted for Clinton in 2016.

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 08:23 PM

6. Same article on wiki

Said a lot were moderate your mom sounds that way.

My mom votes dem but voted no on gay marriage.

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Response to marlakay (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 08:22 PM

5. We're an independent lot here. Bernie won the Democratic primary in 2016.

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Response to marlakay (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 08:54 PM

7. That is the trend in CA too. The CA Dem State

Convention was here in San Diego a week or so ago and I read that the numbers are changing.
This is from the San Diego Free Press....
"All is not milk and honey for California Democrats, however. According to a recent survey, only 72% of the stateís Democrats have a favorable view of their own party. And 59% say a third party is needed."

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Response to marlakay (Original post)

Sun Mar 25, 2018, 12:28 PM

8. People

who, on the right, and on the left, are "sick of" the corruption evident in both parties.

I am happy to note that the bigger population centers west of the Cascades are reliably liberal, whether they are registered Democrats or not. On my side of the mountains? Not so much. But there are fewer people, so it's less of an impact overall.

Bernie won the '16 primaries overwhelmingly in Oregon. Hillary won our electoral votes in the general election. Oregon didn't help elect Donald Trump, despite the large numbers of "no party."

Nationally, independents outnumber both Democrats and Republicans significantly.

http://news.gallup.com/poll/188096/democratic-republican-identification-near-historical-lows.aspx?g_source=Politics&g_medium=newsfeed&g_campaign=tiles

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