(Alan, please post to LR)
Now this is super interesting.
I've been arguing that though the Republicans lost some fringe libertarian support cause they were not libertarian enough, that their major losses were in the Middle and that the GOP needs to make a major push to reach the Center for 2008.
Everyone from Jacob Hornberger to Thomas L. Knapp to Reason Magazine to the Economist have taken an entirely different view saying the GOP wasn't hardcore limited government enough.
Now the data is in. And it now appears both of us might have been correct; Republicans lost fringe libertarian voters, AND Centrist Moderates according to Michael Barone.
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