Gallup: Conservatives Finish 2009 as No. 1 Ideological Group-so you know it is higher

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    Gallup: Conservatives Finish 2009 as No. 1 Ideological Group- so you know it is higher

    GALLUP:

    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.

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    The rather abrupt three-point increase between 2008 and 2009 in the percentage of Americans calling themselves conservative is largely owing to an increase -- from 30% to 35% -- in the percentage of political independents adopting the label. Over the same period, there was only a slight increase in professed conservatism among Republicans (from 70% to 71%) and no change among Democrats (at 21%).
     
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    This isn't really a surprise to me. I remember a poll a little while back that had more Democrats defining themselves as Conservative than Liberal.

    From your own link:

     
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    I agree no surprise
    Papa Obama and the Democrats have turned off a lot of people from liberalism
     
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    Yes indeed...


    I'm an independant. I voted for Obama and I'm not stupid. Stupid would be if I voted for him again. I assure you I wont be voting for him a second time.
     
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    That only means our infiltration program is beginning to work. Soon you will only have a choice between conservative and conservative.
     
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    does this mean that the rest of the cons came out of the closet after Bush was out and a dem was in?
     
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    You do know that includes conservative republicans, democrats and independents don't you?? So i would hardly consider that a win for republicans. As for the increase being caused by an increase in independents calling themselves conservatives i wonder if that has anything to do with the fact that a lot of conservative republicans are now calling themselves independents?? Did the poll take into account this shift or did it ingore it??

    Furthermore, in previous versions of this poll, gallup asked independents which party they felt more in line with and in the past versions of this polls democrats outnumbered republicans. Did this poll offer a similar question or did it ignore that this time??
     

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