New Poll: How Many Americans Are Conservative, Liberal?

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    Jul 01, 2015 2:37 PM GMT
    Conservatives maintained their stronghold on America’s political leanings this past year, outnumbering those who identify as liberals and moderates in 2014.

    http://dailysignal.com/2015/01/09/new-poll-many-americans-conservative-liberal/
  • Eli_jah

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    Jul 01, 2015 2:58 PM GMT
    I find it ironic that Republicans pretty much built this nation, with the majority of our Presidents being Republicans from the mid 19th to early 20th centuries. And now, it seems, the Party may be our downfall.

    I don't have a strong understanding of American politics, so if anyone wants to expand on this go ahead. A lot has changed with Republicans, who seem more preoccupied with attacking civil rights and dismantling progressive policy and legislation than building industry and returning America to its former economic glory.

    Would be interesting to read up about this, if anyone wants to recommend some books.
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    Jul 01, 2015 9:46 PM GMT
    This poll is bunk. People self-identify as conservative or liberal--a vague, unreliable measure--but ask them a direct question about a particular policy and the numbers flip.
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    Jul 01, 2015 10:03 PM GMT
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Daily_Signal
    owned by The Heritage Foundation
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Heritage_Foundation
    The Heritage Foundation is an American conservative think tank based in Washington, D.C.


    http://www.salon.com/2014/10/24/why_conservatives_prefer_propaganda_to_reality_partner/
    Why conservatives prefer propaganda to reality


    http://www.people-press.org/2015/04/30/a-different-look-at-generations-and-partisanship/
    The Pew Research Center’s report earlier this month on partisan identification found that 51% of Millennials (18-33 years old in 2014) identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party, while 35% identify as Republicans or lean Republican. By contrast, 47% of those in the Silent Generation (ages 69-86 in 2014) say they are Republican or lean Republican; 43% affiliate with the Democratic Party or lean Democratic. The partisan leanings of Baby Boomers and Generation X fall in between; both generations favor the Democratic Party, but to a lesser extent than Millennials.

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    http://www.gallup.com/poll/183386/social-ideology-left-catches-right.aspx?utm_source=&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=tiles
    Thirty-one percent of Americans describe their views on social issues as generally liberal, matching the percentage who identify as social conservatives for the first time in Gallup records dating back to 1999.

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    Jul 01, 2015 10:52 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidThis poll is bunk. People self-identify as conservative or liberal--a vague, unreliable measure--but ask them a direct question about a particular policy and the numbers flip.


    Spot on.

    For example:
    Income Inequality
    Tax Reform
    Abortion
    The Role of Government
    The Role of Religion
    Voter Registration
    Gun Laws/Rights
    Gay Marriage
    Affirmative Action
    Climate Change
    Obamacare
    Immigration
    Foreign Policy
    War

    and on....
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    Jul 01, 2015 10:57 PM GMT
    Whoever is in......Just don't bankrupt the country!!

    Happy Independence day