Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Reality Bites the Liberal Myth

A recent Gallup poll should put to rest the myth that America has been won by liberal thought and non-values.

Quite the contrary, 40% of Americans interviewed nationally describe their political views as conservative, 35% as moderate, and 21% as liberal. This represents a slight increase for conservatism in the U.S. since 2008, returning it to a level last seen in 2004.

This means “Conservatives” are the single-largest ideological group. Who would have thought?

There is another important distinction to note in the respective ideological compositions of the Republican and Democratic Parties. While a solid majority of Republicans are on the same page - 73% call themselves conservative – Democrats clearly have a split personality. The major division among Democrats is between self-defined moderates (40%) and liberals (38%).

However, an additional 22% of Democrats consider themselves conservative, much higher than the 3% of Republicans identifying as liberal.

And while 45% of Independents describe their political views as "moderate", the majority tilt heavily to the right: 34% conservative, with only 20% identifying as liberal.

These numbers clearly portray a reality cloaked by government media. When only one in five identify themselves as liberal it is obvious the myth of liberal America is just that – a deliberately crafted and perpetuated myth that Americans apparently resist conforming to.

Reality bites!

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