Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Here There Be ... Conservatives

Gallup reports: Twice as many Americans continue to self-identify as conservative (42%) as liberal (20%). Moderates (35%) are down a bit from their high point of 43% in 1992.

There are as many Democrats who label themselves moderate as liberal, with about 1/4 Democrats claiming to be conservatives. By comparison, a mere 3% of Republicans claim to be liberals and only 1/4 moderates. Both parties are becoming increasingly polarized, with more claiming their stereotype than moderate.

Among Independents, 20% claim liberal status, a decreasing percent (46 down to 41) claim moderate status, and an increasing percent (30 up to 36) claim conservative status.

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