Saturday, February 22, 2014

Majority of Americans Conservative?

A recent Gallup Poll shows more Americans identified themselves as conservative than liberal in 2013. Of course, there are some states that are more liberal or conservative than others. 

I find the poll rather shallow. It's too general. It doesn't account for conservatives or liberals that might actually be more authoritarian or libertarian than the blanket conservative or liberal labels suggest.


At 7:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a joke. The next poll I'll read will say that 80% of Americans WORSHIP and follow every word of the biggest liberal the world has ever seen. Way way too shallow to divide people into two camps. It never works. Most people are complex philosophically and can't be put into a simple black or white box.

At 7:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yeah. That liberal guy that people pretend to worship is Jesus. I use the word pretend because how many Americans would really worship a poor, homeless middle eastern Jew preaching radical ideas about equality and peace? Most Americans would call the police if he came to their door. Most Americans would call him lazy and tell him to cut his hair, get a job and stop being such a bleeding heart liberal hippy.

At 8:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fred, you have to more carefully read Gallup's wording. 36.8% identify as conservative, and 39.1% identify as Republican or right-leaning. No majority.

Gallup said more people identify as conservative/right-leaning than last year, and asked how Democrats can with races despite being a minority -- Gallup added moderates to the conservative total to come up with that question. Gallup's omission is that conservatives are a minority, too, because a healthy chunk of people identify with neither side.

To answer Gallup's question... plenty of moderates side more with liberal viewpoints than conservative viewpoints; they just don't recognize their viewpoints as being liberal.

At 12:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 1,000 pound Gorilla is the vast majority of eligible voters that never vote.

Where's THAT poll??

Not one media source will risk the billion dollar campaign-ad industry with legitimate questions over illegitimate representation.

Considering recent history, the U.S. might have to bomb itself into democracy.

At 7:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

adjective 1. favorable to progress or reform, as in political or religious affairs. 2. noting or pertaining to a political party advocating measures of progressive political reform. 3. of, pertaining to, based on, or advocating liberalism, especially the freedom of the individual and governmental guarantees of individual rights and liberties. I think one of the biggest problems we have is people confuse liberalism with authoritarianism especially some of the idiots on the mainstream news that have no problem attacking everybody else's view points but when there's get attack they call for murder or to be fired or to be arrested live on TV with no repercussions but if the Fox brothers make a satire cartoon about a constitution dreaming of assassinating Obama they get investigated by the Secret Service How many satire pieces did they do about George W Bush without any political blowback Bush was a horrible president but wake the f*** up people Obama is about 10 times worse It doesn't matter whether he's a Democrat or Republican he has set the precedent so now even if a Republican gets in to the office they will abuse the power the same because the president has been set that it is okay and we only have ourselves to blame for not speaking out. I think truly people are just starting to wake up and realize that they don't agree with either party


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