Conservatives Remain the Largest Ideological Group in U.S.

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    Political ideology in the U.S. held steady in 2011, with 40% of Americans continuing to describe their views as conservative, 35% as moderate, and 21% as liberal. This marks the third straight year that conservatives have outnumbered moderates, after more than a decade in which moderates mainly tied or outnumbered conservatives.

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    Full article here. Conservatives Remain the Largest Ideological Group in U.S.

    Another interesting tidbit- according to Gallup, most liberals get smarter as they get older and become more conservative!
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    This, coupled with his atrocious 42% approval rate does not look good for Obama....
     
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    The more you feel the tightening effect of the economic downturn, the more conservative your approach to life will be. True conservatism at ground level is rooted in personal survival; not wanton expenditure and outright rejection of accountability.
     
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    I presume you mean political idealogy.
     
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    Record-High 40% of Americans Identify as Independents in '11

    January 9, 2012
    Record-High 40% of Americans Identify as Independents in '11

    More Americans identify as Democrats than as Republicans, 31% to 27%

    by Jeffrey M. Jones


    PRINCETON, NJ -- The percentage of Americans identifying as political independents increased in 2011, as is common in a non-election year, although the 40% who did so is the highest Gallup has measured, by one percentage point. More Americans continue to identify as Democrats than as Republicans, 31% to 27%.


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    These results are based on more than 20,000 interviews conducted in 20 separate Gallup polls in 2011. Gallup has computed annual averages of party identification since 1988, when it began regularly conducting interviews by telephone. The prior high percentage of independents was 39% in 1995 and 2007.
    Gallup records from 1951-1988 -- based on face-to-face interviewing -- indicate that the percentage of independents was generally in the low 30% range during those years, suggesting that the proportion of independents in 2011 was the largest in at least 60 years.
     
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    Apparently, EdTheIdiot can't grasp really basic logic.

    What a fucking idiot.
     
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    Duh, could it be that Independents just might also be conservative. Perhaps they just don't want to align themselves with either political party.

    BTW, not all conservatives are Republican either. :D
     
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    That would be a logical way to view it. Unfortunately, EdTheIdiot is incapable of basic logic. He equates ideology to political party.... which explains why he's such a twit.
     
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    While Liberals remain the smallest of the 3.

    Yet if you ask most people, including Republicans. The Dem Party is just fine being ran by the far left, but the Republicans need to move to the middle?

    hmmm
     
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    Nice lie. Gallup says nothing of the sort.
     
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    Maybe the fact that guys like Romney and McCain self-identify as 'conservatives' should give you pause to put too much faith in the value of such a poll to accurately measure people's political leanings.
     

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