Posted by: Ann Corcoran | January 13, 2012

Conservatives nearly double the number of liberals in US (again!)

This was all over the news today, but in case you missed it.   A new Gallup poll shows that self-described conservatives outnumber liberals by nearly two to one.

From Gallup:

PRINCETON, NJ — 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.

Visit Gallup’s news story and check out the interesting numbers.



  1. I find these numbers very interesting. It appears that a goodly number of people who thought themselves moderate, based on the current administration’s modus operendi, had an moment of enlightenment and realized that they were more conservative than they thought.

    Or, based on the current events, they are awakening and participating in the process more. As I may have mentioned, I, myself, recently left the democratic party and am now an unaffilliated voter, but, inreality, I put no faith in polls. They usually come out depending on who participates in the survey, not taking into account the other 300,000 million Americans who did not take the survey. Its one of the reasons that the news media gets it wrong so often.

    But like I said, very interesting numbers.

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