Harrisburg – For the first time ever, the number of registered Libertarian voters has exceeded 37,000 in Pennsylvania. The numbers available as of August 16, 2010 indicate 37,310 registered Libertarians in the Commonwealth. This is up from 36,473 registered Libertarian voters as of March 29, 2010, an increase of over 2% in that time period.
In that same time period, the number of registered Republicans increased by less than 0.1% and registered Democrats decreased by a little over 0.2%. The number of non-affiliated voters is also up a little over 2% in that time.
The numbers mark a continuation of a trend over the past couple of years, and documents the increasing dissatisfaction of voters with politics-as-usual.
A recent Rasmussen national survey supports the trend toward libertarian principles. The survey found that 75% of Likely Voters prefer free markets over a government managed economy. Among main stream voters, 90% prefer free markets.
Michael Robertson, LPPa Chair stated “The fact that Libertarian Party and non-affiliated voters registration is increasing while big party registration is stagnant or declining is a sign of increasing dissatisfaction with politics-as-usual. Registration with alternative political parties shows that voters are supporting new ideas and candidate choices as we move our commonwealth forward.”
We hope more people will change their voter registration and send the message that you want to see some real changes in the way government works in Pennsylvania!
The Libertarian Party is the third largest political party in Pennsylvania and the United States. More than 200,000 people across the country are registered Libertarians, and Libertarians serve in hundreds of elected offices. Please visit www.LP.org or www.LPPA.org for more information.