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    Default Are most Volt owners Democrats

    Hi, I am the proud owner of a 2013 White Summit.

    While spending 20 days debating if I should buy a Volt I discovered news articles where Tea Party members criticized Obama for the stimulus/loans that allowed the production of the Volt.

    It has never occurred to me before however now I wonder if Republicans buy Volts.

    If not too much trouble, and also if you are a Volt owner or strongly considering one, can readers of this thread indicate if you are a Democrat or Republican.

    Thanks.
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    http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread....ight=Political

    I think your question is answered here.
    It is pretty evenly split between republicans, democrats and independents.

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    I think the best predictor of whether someone buys a Volt is how interested they are in technology. To the extent that technology types lean more to the Democrats the more Volt ownership will have a Democratic lean. I don't think the Tea Party blogs have much impact on car buying decisions.

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    I can't answer your poll because I'm not a Democrat. Voting for Obama doesn't make one a Democrat, or oh gosh, I sure hope not! Technically I'm a registered Republican, but I voted for Obama because, like many others, I've been left stranded in the middle while the party drifted into right-wing extremism. Country before party.
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    I can answer in the same way as Joule.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joule View Post
    I can't answer your poll because I'm not a Democrat. Voting for Obama doesn't make one a Democrat, or oh gosh, I sure hope not! Technically I'm a registered Republican, but I voted for Obama because, like many others, I've been left stranded in the middle while the party drifted into right-wing extremism. Country before party.
    Ditto....

    Registered Republican, but Bush Sr. was the last Republican President I voted for. I don't see the Republicans changing any time soon, so I'm not sure why I haven't changed my registration...

    Party before country is probably the best way to describe the Republicans right now...

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    You missed an option. I don't vote for anyone. Never watch the news and they're all liers anyways. If I can't make an informed opinion, then I don't make one. So, it's hard to vote on your poll. The fact that obama does like the Volt makes me think in his favor, but maybe his opponant might also. I don't know, and haven't had time to look up anything on anyone since I work too much.
    I'm more of a tech person, so I didn't get one because of any political agenda or infuence.
    So, your missing option is "Who Cares About Polotics. I just love the car."
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    Most of the people I've known over the years who are seriously interested in technology tend towards conservative views (Republican, Independent or Libertarian), not Democrats.

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    I think the "inferred" point here is that Democrats are supposed to be driving the "green energy" revolution. So with that point in mind the intended market would be for Democrats. I leased a Volt and a Leaf cause I am tired of handing my money over to foreigners, and also because I like technologically advanced objects. I think overall these cars are born out of misconceptions about the environment and their ability to reduce overall carbon emissions. Personally me and my wife drive more than ever now than before (about 25,000 miles between the 2 cars per year).

    In my mind though through experience it seems people buy these cars as a status symbol to show they are trying to care about the enviornment, and that goes back to the original question of party affiliation. Most people are shocked to find out I am a conservative since Fox News and the like have put out there that the Volt is the Obamamobile. Eventually we will get passed these barriers though. Maybe when I turn both cars back in and hopefully buy a Model S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadburner440 View Post
    I think the "inferred" point here is that Democrats are supposed to be driving the "green energy" revolution. So with that point in mind the intended market would be for Democrats. I leased a Volt and a Leaf cause I am tired of handing my money over to foreigners, and also because I like technologically advanced objects. I think overall these cars are born out of misconceptions about the environment and their ability to reduce overall carbon emissions. Personally me and my wife drive more than ever now than before (about 25,000 miles between the 2 cars per year).

    In my mind though through experience it seems people buy these cars as a status symbol to show they are trying to care about the enviornment, and that goes back to the original question of party affiliation. Most people are shocked to find out I am a conservative since Fox News and the like have put out there that the Volt is the Obamamobile. Eventually we will get passed these barriers though. Maybe when I turn both cars back in and hopefully buy a Model S.
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