Saturday, June 26, 2010

If Conservatism Is On The Rise...

Conservatives on the Rise

Gallup just released a new set of poll numbers showing adults are identifying themselves as conservatives in greater numbers. And these numbers are indeed informative.

42 percent of adults consider themselves conservative.
35 percent of adults consider themselves moderate.
20 percent of adults consider themselves liberal.

This is a change from 40/36/21 from the 2009 Gallup polling information and the 37/37/22 2008 Gallup polling. Far from being the fringe, conservatives have been in the plurality for the last two years, effectively doubling the liberal poll numbers, and shared the plurality with moderates in 2008 while liberals were still fewer than a quarter of the adult population.

Why do liberals spend so much time convincing us we're losing?