Thank You, President Obama!

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    PRINCETON, NJ -- Conservatives have maintained their leading position among U.S. ideological groups in the first half of 2010. Gallup finds 42% of Americans describing themselves as either very conservative or conservative. This is up slightly from the 40% seen for all of 2009 and contrasts with the 20% calling themselves liberal or very liberal.

    . The 42% identifying as conservative represents a continuation of the slight but statistically significant edge conservatives achieved over moderates in 2009. Should that figure hold for all of 2010, it would represent the highest annual percentage identifying as conservative in Gallup's history of measuring ideology with this wording, dating to 1992.
    In 2010, Conservatives Still Outnumber Moderates, Liberals

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    Never could understand why people like to label themselves stupid.
     
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    That's different. This sort of thing is usually dismissed with an arrogant "people always self-identify wrong -- us progressives know better than they do!" :clap2:
     
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    I don't put a lot of stock into polls generally speaking, but this one tickled my fancy since I've been watching it for a while.

    I find it interesting that even among the registered parties you still have small contingents that believe themselves the opposite.

    In 2010, Conservatives Still Outnumber Moderates, Liberals

    But really... I think that we conservatives can finally thank Obama for waking up the mushy moderate middle and force them to pay attention to what's being done in their nation and clarify what they are more clearly.

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    Depends on what self-identified conservatives actually think about the issues.
     
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    That is true. But, to see such a dramatic rise in those who self identify as conservative... it's an interesting trend. But yes, to some of these people, being conservative is only a half an inch to the right of Lenin as compared to aligning with George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
     
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    Looks like 58% of Americans are either moderate or liberal.

    Problem with conservatives is that they are moving more to satisfy the "very conservative" element while driving away the moderates (RINOs)
     
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    How reliable is anyone's opinion of their own politics? I see myself as very conservative. Not everyone else does.

    But I will agree, this last election awaken a spirit of public discourse and activism that I think is valuable.
     
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    The issue is not whether the moderates and liberals are "waked up" by Obama, or the fact that the groups have shown no evidence that it has forgiven the GOP as a whole for running the country into the ground.

    The national elections will show that the Dems will maintain comfortable majorities in the House and the Senate.
     
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    Versus the 77% that says they are Conservative or Moderate?

    Yeah, I can see.... ;)
     

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