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According to the latest Gallup Poll.

Political ideology in the U.S. held steady in 2011, with 40% of Americans continuing to describe their views as conservative, 35% as moderate, and 21% as liberal. This marks the third straight year that conservatives have outnumbered moderates, after more than a decade in which moderates mainly tied or outnumbered conservatives.

The percentage of Americans calling themselves “moderate” has gradually diminished in the U.S. since it was 43% in 1992. That is the year Gallup started routinely measuring ideology with the current question. It fell to 39% in 2002 and has been 35% since 2010. At the same time, the country became more politically polarized, with the percentages of Americans calling themselves either “conservative” or “liberal” each increasing.

Gallup measures political ideology by asking Americans to say whether their political views are very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal, or very liberal. Relatively few Americans identify with either extreme on this scale, although 2 in 10 Republicans self-identify as very conservative — double the proportion of Democrats calling themselves very liberal.

Remember after the 2008 Presidential election of President Obama when the left said the Right was finished and that the GOP was a regional party. But, as the 2010 elections proved, it is really the Democrat Party that is a two state party.

And, so it continues……

Guess the result of a Far Left ideological President and Congress is blowback, eh?


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These are my links for January 11th through January 12th:


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Graphic from Politico

Certainly a new way to predict elections.

Politico, the politics-focused media outlet, is teaming up with Facebook to take a look at Facebook users’ opinions of Republican presidential hopefuls.

It’s all happening during the lead-up to the next primary, being held Jan. 21 in South Carolina. Every time a Facebook user posts about a candidate, Facebook’s team will pick it up and determine whether the mention expresses favorable sentiment about the candidate. To do that, they’ll be armed with new software that researchers use to determine opinion from text. They’ll analyze every mention from Thursday until the primary.

In turn, they’ll hand that data over exclusively to Politico, whose journalists will add insight and commentary. The first round of data is already available.

Go and check it out!


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See the ad and facts sheet at

The gloves are off in South Carolina and Florida. There is no love lost between Romney and Gingrich.

The Restore Our Future “super PAC” supporting Mitt Romney has unleashed a new ad against Newt Gingrich called “Desperate”….

The ad, running in South Carolina and Florida, highlights how Mr. Romney’s supporters are prepared for a full-throated battle with Mr. Gingrich, and it comes in the wake of an ad campaign by a super PAC supporting Mr. Gingrich that is spending millions attacking Mr. Romney and his stewardship of Bain.


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