Conservatives,  Liberals,  Polling

Poll Watch: Conservatives Are Largest Ideological Group, Liberals Smallest

Conservatives Gallup Poll

So Says the latest Gallup Poll.

Thus far in 2009, 40% of Americans interviewed in national Gallup Poll surveys 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. The 21% calling themselves liberal is in line with findings throughout this decade, but is up from the 1990s.

No surprise here.

Is there any wonder why Left-Wing activists view the “Liberal” label as an anathema and prefer to use the word progressive?

All spin.

But do note:

  • Conservatives – 40%
  • Moderates – 35%
  • Liberals – 21%

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