The results are in!
The middle column has the number of ballots that had this party in the top ten.
The right-hand column has this party’s highest and lowest ballot rankings.
The scores ranged from 169 to 384; the mean was 250. The scores clustered neatly.
|top ten ballots||high, low rankings|
|Top tier: 169 - 180 points|
|Social Justice||12||1, 23|
|Second tier: 192 - 212 points|
|Justice For People||8||1, 20|
|Prosperità Umana||5||2, 23|
|Third tier: 225 - 248 points|
|Free Robin||6||1, 21|
|Future First||5||1, 22|
|Public Health||5||1, 25|
|Freedom Ringers||4||1, 25|
|Human Issues||2||2, 21|
|Fourth tier: 277 - 307 points|
|Say No More||3||2, 24|
|People First||3||3, 23|
|Equal Opportunity||3||3, 23|
|Common Sense||5||6, 25|
|Bottom tier: 351 - 384 points|
|United Voice of the People||2||3, 25|
|People Over Everything||3||4, 26|
Congratulations to the four parties in the top tier!
These results are not surprising given the demographics of the voters: young, predominantly female, and lower-left quadrant of the political spectrum.
The positions of these four top-tier parties:
- provide free/affordable higher education (3)
- save/protect the environment (2)
- legalize euthanasia
- increase the food supply and improve health care
- provide free universal health care
- house the homeless; feed the hungry
- welcome immigrants
- eliminate poverty
- ensure equal rights (including abortion rights) for women & living conditions for children that promote health and education
These positions are far to left of even the farthest-left American politicians, though the Green Party is closest.
Except for the welcome-immigrants position, these positions would be redundant in the Netherlands. Except for that position and the euthanasia position, these positions would be redundant in the other social democracies of Western Europe. They already have it or have accomplished it or are farther along than the U.S. in addressing it.
As you can see in the third column, showing the parties’ lowest and highest ranking, every party had voters who put it high on their ballots, in the single digits. Every party except one had voters who put it low on their ballots, in the 20’s.
These results have little to do with the communications abilities of the parties’ representatives, though I wonder how much effect Cashonomic’s videos had. Note that the top-tier parties and the bottom-tier parties share several positions, so the abortion and minimum wage positions must have been deal-breakers for many voters.
The results reflect only the views of this small population; the positions of the top-tier parties clearly have no chance of succeeding in the United States.
I leave it to you to ask why.