AF&O Poll of the Week

Take part in the poll! Last week’s poll asked, “Which Democratic candidate do you support for president?”

The results broke down like this:

1) Dennis Kucinich and John Kerry tied for first place with 33% each.

2) Howard Dean and Wesley Clark tied for second, with each garnering 16%.

3) The remaining five candidates received no votes.

This week’s poll question is: “What is your view on allowing civil marriage for same-sex couples?”

Right now, the vote is split 50-50 between “I’m all for legal marriage being available to gay couples. Equality is equality.” and “I am opposed to it — homosexuality, in my opinion, is sin, and those who don’t follow my religious beliefs should be punished under secular law.” Scary.

Tell us what you think! Cast your vote in the AF&O Poll of the Week. You’ll find it in the purple box in the sidebar to the right.

You can only vote once. Results will be available next Sunday.

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6 thoughts on “AF&O Poll of the Week

  1. Sorta sick to see Dennis the K and John “Gore is more Animate than me” Kerry have the lead in the poll. Dennis might very well be the next candidate to drop out — too far to the left.

    And after your post on Clark – it pains me to see him and Howard Dean tied for 2nd place… Ugh, Clark! 😦

  2. Kucinich, of course, isn’t as far left as I would like him to be. But he is — at least for now — my candidate.

    I echo your ugh for Clark and add one for Kerry. Dean is less ugh-worthy, but still not acceptable.

  3. My ideal is Far left — I was a Green until those around me went so far left that it was unelectable left.

    Out of ideological principles – I can’t vote for Kerry, Lieberman (Republican), Gephardt or Edwards becasue all four supported the war and voted for it instead of standing up to principles. I won’t go for Clark because he’s a DLC pawn…

    Now, Dean isn’t perfect by any means – what candidates in history were, for that matter, and got elected to office? — but when it comes to the concept of him or Bush, I vote for Howard in a heartbeat.

    I don’t see Kucinich as someone the masses would support. Now, I totally understand wanting to vote for the candidate that best represents your own interests — but I made that mistake with Ralph Nader (voted for him instead of Al Gore — in Florida — because Gore “lost” my vote in the debates).

    The Progressive Case for Howard Dean was an article I read and seemed to say exactly what I was thinking with regards to certain parties and their actions in regards to the 2004 election… I really don’t think this is an election that can afford ideal candidates.

    I don’t mean to stomp on your support for Dennis, Natlie, in any of my posting. It’s even before the primaries and things can still happen — who knows who will drop out next and have his void filled by another candidate? I’m just.. .well… rambling :p 🙂

  4. I have read that article, and sorry (actually, I’m not), it did not persuade. I can not and will not support Dean. It’s not about perfection; it is about my doing what I know is right. If Nader runs (which I expect if Kucinich, as is likely, does not get the Democratic nomination), he will get my support for no other reasons than principle and my undying belief that he is the best candidate. Gore did not lose my vote in 2000 — he never had it to begin with. I am not a Democrat. I have no responsibility or loyalty to that party. My duty is to make the best, most principled, most integrity-filled vote I can.

  5. You’re missing a category in the gay marriage poll. There are people who believe that homosexuality is sinful, but they don’t agree that the purpose of the state should be to inflict their religious beliefs.

    This is NOT my view — I am squarely in the “all for gay marriage camp” — but I know a few people who hold this view, and they would have nothing to check on your current poll.

    –Kynn

  6. Actually, Kynn, the second option would be for them: “It’s only fair to permit it under secular law, but not in churches.” Did you see that one?

    Thanks for your thoughts; I do appreciate the help. And I welcome your support for fairness under law for all.

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