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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

liberals are back!

Well, whattayaknow, the term "liberal" is not nearly the epithet it has been over the last decade or two. Politicians are no longer afraid to call themselves liberal, and lo and behold, the Wall Street Journal confirms it. 

Ever since Rupert Murdoch bought the WSJ, it's credibility has taken a hit.  But I doubt they would lie about a large increase in the number of voters who identify as liberal, now would they?

It's good to see the moderates with bigger numbers than conservative. Moderates tend to be more ... rational ... than conservatives, and so liberals have an automatic advantage when it comes to swaying voters (he said with a straight face).  

These days, liberals are a whole lot more moderate than conservatives.  I believe most honest conservatives are fleeing the conservative moniker and going with independent or moderate.  They see the crazy conservative clown car careening across the culture, out of control.

WSJ: Liberals Making Big Comeback

A new analysis of Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll data finds a marked  increase in the share of registered voters identifying themselves as liberals, and an even bigger drop in the share saying they are conservatives.
In three national polls conducted so far in 2015, the analysis found that 26% of registered voters identified themselves as liberals — up from 23% in 2014. At the same time, the share of voters identifying as conservatives dropped to 33% from 37% in 2014.
From 2010 through 2014, there was little overall variation in the share of people identifying themselves as conservative, moderate and liberal, with conservatives either a plurality or tied with moderates. But that stability seems to be ending this year. For the first time since 2010, conservatives are no longer are a plurality: 38% identify as moderates, compared with the 33% who identify as conservative and 26% as liberal.

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