Gallup: Conservatives #1

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    Bring on 2010 Folks...: :)

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    Conservatives Finish 2009 as No. 1 Ideological GroupUptick owing largely to more independents calling themselves conservative


    PRINCETON, NJ -- The increased conservatism that Gallup first identified among Americans last June persisted throughout the year, so that the final year-end political ideology figures confirm Gallup's initial reporting: conservatives (40%) outnumbered both moderates (36%) and liberals (21%) across the nation in 2009.



    Conservatives Finish 2009 as No. 1 Ideological Group
     
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    Only problem is--which group of Conservaitves??

    You have your Tea-party conservatives
    Your Libertarian conservative
    Your Neo-conservatives
    Your Moderate Conservative
    Your Ultra-conservative
    Your Fiscal Conservative
    Your Social conservative.

    Come on--which conservative group is number one??
     
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    Non-point.

    Same could be said for liberals and independents.

    Conservatives make up the largest affiliation.

    Bring on 2010...:eusa_angel:
     
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    Thank you for sharing your orgasm with us, Sinatra!
     
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    The problem with their poll is the main question. They ask how you would describe your political views? In some areas, I would call myself a conservative, in others a liberal. Personally I don't see any view point as moderate. I may be a fiscal conservative, but if a conservative candidate were against a woman's right to choice, I certainly wouldn't vote for them.

    It will be interesting to see how the 2010 votes fall, but I don't think this poll will reflect on the results. I see the 2010 election being very anti-encumbant.

    -TSO
     
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    If you go to the Gallup link, the graph showing under "Detailed Political Ideology Findings - 2000 - 2009, it clearly shows that the ultra conservatives (the ones making the most noise these days) haven't gained much traction at all.

    And it still remains that the Republican Party is even less popular than the Democrats in poll after poll.
     
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    Emphasis mine.

    So it may well come down to who the conservatives prefer in '10. Those that decided to give Obama the chance may not be quite so enthusiastic to hand congress to the democrats this time. Never hatchet your counts before they chicken.
     
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    True independents, the ones who actually vote, will not vote for an extremist, so I guess you'd better hope it's not someone like [ fill in blank ]. (I don't feel like getting shot down today.)
     
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    I fail to understand how the hell anyone can decide what a 'true independent' will or will not vote for. Independents are actually individuals, even if liberals are not.
     
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    Lets hope they all show up in coming elections. It's time to wave bye bye to the inept Socialists. We'll see i guess.
     

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