Most libertarians are Republican and some have been passionate and vocal about non-intervention abroad. It follows that from the view of a person in a particular congressional district, the GOP candidate may be a superior peace candidate than the Democrat, even if they Republican party as a whole is worse.
posted by Anonymous : 1:45 PM
I think the telling stat is 28% are 'unsure' though I agree that citing Republicans [a party the Politico deems 'modestly' more hawkish than Dems] is a sign of utter confusion.
Have the respondents forgotten so easily? Are they insane?
Yes & yes. The psychosis that appears to be spreading.
posted by Anonymous : 2:38 PM
Given that the margin of error is plus or minus 4.1 points, I think it's fair to state that Americans think both legacy parties are incompetent, and that the incumbent party (whoever that may be at the moment) might be slightlymore incompetent. A perfectly reasonable attitude in my book. After all, a system that selects political leaders on the basis of their skill in contribution fundraising is pretty much guaranteed to annoy niggling little details like competence in foreign policy.