Conservatives Maintain Edge as Top Ideological Group

So 40% of Americans consider themselves conservative, 36% moderate and 20% liberal. Since conservative politicians have a real knack for losing elections, um, just because, let’s see what they do in 2010. We have spending through the roof, a growing deficit, a weak commander-in-chief with dropping poll numbers. It is the Republican’s race to lose.

PRINCETON, NJ — Conservatives continue to outnumber moderates and liberals in the American populace in 2009, confirming a finding that Gallup first noted in June. Forty percent of Americans describe their political views as conservative, 36% as moderate, and 20% as liberal. This marks a shift from 2005 through 2008, when moderates were tied with conservatives as the most prevalent group.

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