Where did all the flowers go?is running through my head as I ask the question:
Long time passing.
How Powerful is the McHenry County Republican Party?The $18,000 McHenry County Conservation District 500-person survey taken the third week of May by American Viewpoint paints a sad picture for the Republican Party in McHenry County.
There are now more people who identify themselves as Independents than Republicans!
30% say they are “Independents,” while only 28% say they are Republicans.
Republicans still outnumber Democrats by 8 percentage points:
28% - Republicanbut that has to be small consolation to Republican leaders.
20% - Democrat
Besides the 48% who identify with the two power parties and the 30% who call themselves Independents, what happened to the other 22% of the citizenry?
13% replied, “Other.”
Does that mean Libertarian, Green or just a voter who didn’t want to tell a pollster?
7% refused to answer the question and 2% said they didn’t know.
So, what does “other” mean?
The better question, perhaps, is
Why is a local government is asking for party identification?If memory serves me correctly, members of the MCCD Board cannot have a partisan affiliation.
First posted on McHenry County Blog.