|Mat-Su Democrats Chair Gwen Heynen taking the vote for Obama|
In the general caucus, which was hooked into a video feed from the Talkeetna caucus, I abstained on the motion of support for the president in his run for re-election. In the District 13 caucus, I voted in favor of our resolutions and signed on as a delegate to the convention.
I polled 19 of the 78 people there, asking four questions a out the Obama administration's position or actions on four topics.
After the caucus concluded, at about 12:40, I drove over to Newcomb Park on Wasilla Lake, and polled 20 people out of the 275 attending the Tea Party tax day event there.
|Tea Party Event at Wasilla Lake - April 14, 2012|
Here are the results (some people did not answer every question):
1. President Obama’s administration’s Solicitor General recently sided with plaintiffs in the Supreme Court Decision granting police authority to strip search any prisoner held, even for the smallest charge. Do you agree?
Agree: Democrats - 2 --- Tea Party- 0
Disagree: Democrats - 15 --- Tea Party - 20
2. President Obama asserts the right to be able to assassinate any American overseas for any reason his advisors see fit, without recourse to even attempt due process. He also asserts that all information on how these decisions are made needs to be kept secret. Do you agree?
Agree: Democrats - 1 --- Tea Party - 0
Disagree: Democrats - 17 --- Tea Party - 20
3. President Obama has markedly expanded the use of of armed drone strikes in countries around the world. Do you agree?
Agree: Democrats - 4 --- Tea Party - 6
Disagree: Democrats - 12 --- Tea Party - 12
4. President Obama has used the Espionage Act for prosecution of more people than all previous administrations combined. Do you approve?
Approve: Democrats - 0 --- Tea Party -5
Disapprove: Democrats - 17 --- Tea Party - 13
|Sid Hill - running against Rep. Don Young as an Independent|
I'll post some videos I made at both events on Sunday.
|Tea Party Limo|