Conservatives Remain the Largest Ideological Group in U.S.January 12, 2012
Conservatives Remain the Largest Ideological Group in U.S.
Overall, the nation has grown more polarized over the past decade
by Lydia Saad
PRINCETON, NJ -- Political ideology in the U.S. held steady in 2011, with 40% of Americans continuing to describe their views as conservative, 35% as moderate, and 21% as liberal. This marks the third straight year that conservatives have outnumbered moderates, after more than a decade in which moderates mainly tied or outnumbered conservatives.
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Looks to me that liberals and liberalism aren't as popular or as large a population as some would want to think.
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Hilliary Clinton/Tim Kaine 2016
Given the wide range of positions and perspectives included in the Republican party tent, as it is a big tent, the ideal candidate would seem to be a mix of both social and fiscal conservatism, but not too much of either, nor too extreme of either.