Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Americans Regretting the CHANGE?

A new poll shows an interesting snapshot of the American mindset that sharply contradicts what Hollywood and the MSM would have us believe...

40% of Americans consider themselves CONSERVATIVE, 36% say they're MODERATE and only 20% identify themselves as LIBERAL.

"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." (View Poll)

It looks like many Americans regret CHANGING anything. ...And other polls reflect the same sentiment:

"A 2008 poll by Pew researchers had found that those in favor of keeping abortion legal outnumbered opponents, 54 percent to 40 percent. In the new Pew poll, the gap has narrowed: 47 percent of those surveyed said abortion should be legal in all or most cases, and 45 percent said it should be illegal in all or most cases — a difference within the poll’s margin of sampling error.

The new survey did not find the reasons for the shift in opinion. But Pew researchers pointed out that the shift has occurred since the election of President Obama, a Democrat who supports abortion rights but has often spoken about the need to reduce the number of abortions. New York Times/CBS News polls, as well as others, found no such shift after Bill Clinton — also a Democrat who supports abortion rights — took office. Pew has no comparable data on the issue dating back that far."(NYT)

And we already know that skepticism of Man made Global warming continues to rise.

Truthfully, these polls make me less inclined to gloat at the Libs and much more inclined to loathe the "Independents." Who are these people that vacillate between ideologies? Who are these people that choose by candidate as opposed to a core belief system? How do you live 30+ years and still not know what you believe this country should look like, if you agree with the right to abortion, if you agree with the use of the death penalty or if you think America should boast a big or small government? When it comes to politics "Independent" isn't a compliment...

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