Welcome to Project:  Leverage Votes, an exploration of the ways in which people make their votes for political candidates count.  Your answers to these and other questions will be tallied in the questions that follow the graphs below.

Do you ever vote (or not vote) to "send a message"?
 
Yes.
10
 
No.
3
Vote Total 13

Would you consider voting for "None of the Above"?
 
Yes, I would consider it.
5
 
Yes, only if I were unhappy with my options for that office.
6
 
Yes, only if my vote wouldn't change the outcome, anyway.
2
 
Not if it could result in an expensive "do-over."
1
 
No, I would not consider voting for NOTA.
3
Vote Total 17

In your opinion, in the United States, the two dominant political parties seem to:
 
Have different goals.
4
 
Have basically the same goals, but different methods.
4
 
Be pretty much the same.
4
Vote Total 12

On the whole, how closely do you identify yourself with a political party?
 
I'm a loyal Democrat.
2
 
I'm a Democrat, but consider alternate candidates.
1
 
I'm a loyal Republican.
4
 
I'm a Republican, but consider alternate candidates.
2
 
I'm a libertarian (whether or not affiliated with the Libertarian Party).
4
 
I'm supportive of another alternative party.
1
 
I'm truly independent.
1
 
I'm one of the above, but don't want to tell you which.
2
Vote Total 17

Start here:


First, let's look at the way things are, now.
   
How often do you feel your vote makes a difference?