August 19, 2009

The News of Our Death had been Greatly Exagerated

Conservatives Now Outnumber Liberals in All 50 States, Says Gallup Poll
From CNS News

Self-identified conservatives outnumber self-identified liberals in all 50 states of the union, according to the Gallup Poll. At the same time, more Americans nationwide are saying this year that they are conservative than have made that claim in any of the last four years.

In 2009, 40% percent of respondents in Gallup surveys that have interviewed more than 160,000 Americans have said that they are either “conservative” (31%) or “very conservative” (9%). That is the highest percentage in any year since 2004.

Only 21% have told Gallup they are liberal, including 16% who say they are “liberal” and 5% who say they are “very liberal.”

In November 2008 Democrats were doing a victory dance on the grave of the Republican Party. They had reason to gloat, the map if not blue was a depressing hue of deep purple. Within a week bookstores were miraculously filled with titles declaring of the death of capitalism.

There were calls to moderate, move the party to the center, throw off the social conservatives or die. And those were Republicans talking. Democrats had already pronounced the party DOA. You would have sworn that we had entered into a new Era of Good Feelings with the shell of a party left whimpering in the margins.

The future certainly looked bleak, fortunately all bad things eventually come to an end especially in politics. As the Gallop poll indicates because of the "united government" drama now playing out in Washington the nation has regained its sense of direction. Now all we have to do is convert this sentiment into more than a few victories next year.

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