UPDATE June 2010: The gap widens!
Gallup polls confirm the actual truth! Twice as many lean Conservative as Liberal, and the gap is growing all the time thanks to liberal Obama’s arrogance and blundering!
From Gallup poll April 2008, the Democrats have lost 12 points of advantage since 2009:
With an 18 oint drop among the young!
From Gallup Poll October 2009 report, 40% of America identifies as Conservative versus just 20% Liberal:
Fifty-eight percent (58%) of likely voters say it is at least somewhat likely the next president of the United States will be a Republican, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.
The number has been trending in this direction since Democrat Barack Obama took office in January and is up 14 points since then.
And thanks in a large part to the soft-on-terrorists, pro-abortion, anti-Israel extremist in office, more are turning pro-torture, pro-life and pro-Israel.
Historical trends shifting below.
From a May 2009 Gallup Poll via Moonbattery, see how the later months give strength back to Conservativism:
From a June Gallup Poll via Michelle Malkin:
Despite the results of the 2008 presidential election, Americans, by a 2-to-1 margin, say their political views in recent years have become more conservative rather than more liberal, 39% to 18%, with 42% saying they have not changed. While independents and Democrats most often say their views haven’t changed, more members of all three major partisan groups indicate that their views have shifted to the right rather than to the left.
Even the obtuse Dem leadership is starting to notice!
From a Washington Post poll via Moonbattery (and recall that WaPo is quite the liberal-leaning paper):
And Rasmussen finds that voters are viewing ‘liberal’ and ‘progressive’ less and less favourably while they still think highly of that Conservative of Conservatives, Ronald Reagan:
“Progressive” is becoming more of a dirty word, but all political labels – except “being like Ronald Reagan” – are falling into disfavor with many U.S. voters, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.
“Liberal” is still the worst and remains the only political description that is viewed more negatively than positively. Being like Reagan is still the most positive thing you can say about a candidate.
Just 15% of voters say they view the description of a candidate as politically liberal as positive, down four points from last November. Forty-one percent (41%) see it as a negative description, up five points form the earlier survey, while 42% say it’s somewhere in between.
Aware of their low ideological ratings, political liberals have shifted in recent times to calling themselves progressives, but that name, too, has begun to lose its luster. Thirty-two percent (32%) now consider it a positive to describe a candidate as politically progressive, but that’s down from 40% just after the last election. Twenty-seven percent (27%) see it as negative label, up from 16%, and 36% put it somewhere in between the two.
For the first time in recent years, voters trust Republicans more than Democrats on all 10 key electoral issues regularly tracked by Rasmussen Reports. The GOP holds double-digit advantages on five of them. – Rasmussen
Sorry, libs! So much for your self-pleasuring delusions that the Age of Obama has seen Americans embracing Liberalism in droves and ushered in the death of Conservatism.
Within Republicans themselves, more have begun to identify with Conservatism. The GOP doesn’t need to become more moderate or liberal to return to significance – a standard liberal claim/fifth column lie – it needs to become more Conservative! (Just compare the massive popularity of no-apologies Conservative Sarah Palin as opposed to RINO John McCain!)
Just over half of America may have voted Obama in as a self-claimed moderate liberal, but now that he has shown his true colours (the number one most liberal senator after all!), people are turning away from his philosophy in disgust.
The great triumph of Liberalism may very well bring about its own final defeat.
For the best illustration, look no further than Chairman Zero’s own approval rating:
Hey, kinda looks like what he does to the American economy! Sweet irony.