This is how iSideWith.com describes my political bias. Overall, not too surprising. The graphic doesn’t show it, but I side with Virgil Goode (Constitution Party) 59% of the time, and with Jill Stein (Green Party) and Rocky Anderson (Justice Party) 39% of the time. What I find heartening is that I apparently have at least some overlap with virtually everyone across the American political spectrum. Election years tend to frustrate me, because they leave me feeling that I have no “home,” so to speak, with any of the major political groups. Getting results like this don’t alleviate the stress of my mixed feelings toward the Big Two, but it’s nice to know that I’m not completely adrift.
Despite being so simpatico with Johnson, I still prefer to think of myself as conservative, rather than libertarian. The feature I really loved in this poll is the option to choose a slightly more nuanced option besides “yes” or “no;” the ability to rank each issue’s importance to me was also pretty nifty. It wasn’t perfect, but it’s probably the best survey of this sort that I’ve taken. When taking the poll, I didn’t rank the issues in their importance to me as stringently as I probably should have, but this is likely a fairly accurate reflection of my political sympathies at the present time. As always, they are open to persuasion.☕