Thus far in 2009, 40% of Americans interviewed in national Gallup Poll surveys describe their political views as conservative, 35% as moderate, and 21% as liberal. This represents a slight increase for conservatism in the U.S. since 2008, returning it to a level last seen in 2004. The 21% calling themselves liberal is in line with findings throughout this decade, but is up from the 1990s.
Uh, where were all these people during last November's election, when the Senate's most liberal senator was elected president?
I agree with Richard Geno: The Brand is Tarnished but the Principles are Solid
The chart below shows the poll results since 1992. Click to enlarge.
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