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vidcapper
post Sep 14 2019, 05:34 AM
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Regardless of who you vote for, what is your main motivation for voting that way?

Apologies for the design of the poll - I'm better at spreadsheets. tongue.gif

[I've made it multiple choice]
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post Sep 14 2019, 09:21 AM
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OK, no-one's voting so I'll get the ball rolling...
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post Sep 14 2019, 09:27 AM
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I voted for Policies and for the country. Although what the countries interests are is in the eye of the beholder!
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post Sep 14 2019, 09:52 AM
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Most people will consider their country's interests and their own interests to be one and the same.
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post Sep 14 2019, 10:33 AM
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Man, I don't know, all of them?

Leader is least important but plays a small factor, I was very enthused by Miliband for example (no one say a WORD), I always read the manifestos of every party I'm considering voting for so policies are very much front and center. I tend to vote with what I think will be good for the country rather than necessarily personally best for me but of course there's some self-interest, I'll feel better about life if everyone I know is happier with the direction the country is going, and if I'm voting for policies then of course some will include what I'd like to see better about society.
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post Sep 14 2019, 10:37 AM
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They are all important factors. Leadership plays a strong part in my vote- this is the person trusted to running the country and I like someone who is liberal and comes across well.

I usually vote with my own personal intentions first, as I am one of those annoying swing voters who does not have an alligence to a particular party, I'll just vote whatever I think is best for the country and myself at the time based on the policies presented!
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post Sep 14 2019, 10:52 AM
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Policies. I've no tribal loyalty to any party, so free to vote for whomever I prefer at that moment in time.
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post Sep 14 2019, 11:20 AM
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Selfishly, probably my own interests firstly, like others, I don't have a specific allegiance (though I'd be surprised if I ever voted for someone other than Labour/Lib Dem/Green). They all interlink in some way anyway so a combination of all of them, less so for leaders, a strong leader is important of course but a great personality or 'top guy' (ugh) doesn't always make one.
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post Sep 14 2019, 02:32 PM
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For policies and for who I myself feel best represents the closest views to what I consider my own to be.

Its usually pretty much a vote whos the least worst kind of option though tbqh
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post Sep 14 2019, 08:17 PM
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Those who say they don't vote based on leaders are probably kidding themselves.
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post Sep 15 2019, 04:46 AM
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QUOTE(Harve @ Sep 14 2019, 09:17 PM) *
Those who say they don't vote based on leaders are probably kidding themselves.


Really?

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post Sep 15 2019, 10:51 AM
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QUOTE(Harve @ Sep 14 2019, 09:17 PM) *
Those who say they don't vote based on leaders are probably kidding themselves.

If we were talking about the overall electorate, I would agree. However, those of us who are more engaged in politics (which presumably applies to people who comment here) are likely to consider the identity of the leader to be less important.
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post Sep 15 2019, 11:14 AM
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The identity of a leader is easily the least important of those 4, although generally they would be linked with policies anyway.

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post Sep 15 2019, 11:25 AM
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QUOTE(Harve @ Sep 14 2019, 09:17 PM) *
Those who say they don't vote based on leaders are probably kidding themselves.


I still supported Labour in 2015 despite me not really being convinced by Ed Milliband at all, and I actually don't know a lot about the current leader of the Lib Dems or Greens, but as a party, they have the right idea. It's obviously still important (Corbyn's put me well of Labour and I purposefully avoided the Lib Dems under Nick Clegg), but I think what they want as a party is more important than who the frontman is.
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post Sep 15 2019, 11:40 AM
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Usually policies.

No idea who I will vote for in any upcoming election. No party represents my views any more and I have a very low opinion on all politicians of all persuasions currently.
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post Sep 15 2019, 11:57 AM
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QUOTE(Suedehead2 @ Sep 15 2019, 11:51 AM) *
If we were talking about the overall electorate, I would agree. However, those of us who are more engaged in politics (which presumably applies to people who comment here) are likely to consider the identity of the leader to be less important.

Fair comment. I would consider myself pretty engaged, but I absolutely vote SNP according to leader - Sturgeon is fab, Salmond was not, and there are a few other zoomers too where I'd reconsider my vote if they were elected leader.

Similarly, I definitely judge a party based on its membership, which elects leaders. As it happens, I think Corbyn's 5/10 so I don't hold strong feelings on him being elected, but adjacent decisions that Labour's membership have made are relevant. Voting for a party whose membership and leadership have flip-flopped on their support for Chris Williamson? Yikes.
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post Sep 15 2019, 12:25 PM
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The leader is probably the least important for me, but it still matters - SNP under Nicola vs Alex is a perfect example! Not that I can actually vote for them, but hey.

The policies and what they would do for the country, and ultimately me, would be the deciding factor for me though.
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post Sep 23 2019, 05:58 AM
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post Sep 23 2019, 06:13 AM
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It's a relief to see how few people vote on the basis of party leaders - although BuzzJack might not be a very representative sample... unsure.gif
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post Sep 23 2019, 06:32 AM
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People who willingly spend time discussing politics online, it isn't.
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