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May 05, 2011


Matthew Lewis

Several things:

-I agree, the questions didn't allow for much nuance. Unsurprisingly, I was "solid liberal." But most liberals I know get annoyed with me on a regular basis.

-You voted against Ron Wyden? Dude is one of the smartest and probably the best, most policy-oriented guy in the Senate! I know nothing about your colleague, but I have a ton of respect for Wyden, I think we need more senators like him, not less. I don't agree with him on everything, but he really knows his stuff. He also fights the good fight on copyright issues, which endears him to me.

-If you're worried about fiscal issues, I don't think Trump would necessarily help, considering how many times he's been through bankruptcy. I get what you're saying about the insanity of Palin, Bachmann, etc. But I don't think Trump is really any better.

-I got a kick out of the demographic picture it painted of libertarians. Confirmed most of my stereotypes/suspicions/assumptions/whatevers.

Tung Yin

I would've guessed that you would be either Solid Liberal or Post-Modern -- in other words, liberal but mainstream. If the liberals you know get annoyed with you regularly over politics, maybe they should move to Berkeley or something.

I voted for Huffman partly because he's very libertarian, partly because I like him personally, and partly in a vain hope for divided government.

I think you get this, but just to be clear, I'm not saying that Trump would be good in any way other than entertainment value. I'm just saying he wouldn't be as bad as Palin et al.


Huh, I'm supposedly a Post-Modern. I've never heard of that term in the context of political philosophy.

What They Believe

  • Generally supportive of government, though more conservative on race policies and the safety net
  • Strongly supportive of regulation and environmental protection
  • Most (56%) say Wall Street helps the economy more than it hurts
  • Very liberal on social issues, including same-sex marriage
  • One of the least religious groups: nearly a third are unaffiliated with any religious tradition
  • Favor the use of diplomacy rather than force
Who They Are
  • The youngest of the typology groups: 32% under age 30
  • A majority are non-Hispanic white and have at least some college experience
  • Half live in either the Northeast or the West
  • A majority (58%) live in the suburbs 63% use social networking
  • One-in-five regularly listen to NPR; 14% regularly watch The Daily Show
Stephen Bainbridge

I would have pegged you for Post-Modern. I'm "Staunch Conservative," which strikes me as a product of the aforementioned lack of nuance.

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