Who Tries Harder?
Submitted By Todd on October 26th at 10:28am
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.Liberals come in last.
The good news for Republicans is that for the first time in recent years, voters trust them more than Democrats on all 10 key electoral issues regularly tracked by Rasmussen Reports.This is Obama's big problem, it seems to me - that his philosophy is not in line with the fundamental beliefs of the American people. Even with Americans extremely distrustful of congress, and completely unimpressed with the GOP, they now like the Democrats less.
The Republican advantage over Democrats increased to five points this week in the Generic Congressional Ballot. Forty-two percent (42%) would vote for their district’s Republican congressional candidate while 37% would opt for his or her Democratic opponent.It's not about party right now - it's about philosophy. The Obama/Reid/Pelosi agenda goes against the grain of Americans.