6.18.2009

THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED

BY CINCINNATUS
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A Gallup poll released on June 15 reveals that Conservatives are the single largest ideological group in the United States, with 40% of Americans identifying themselves as such. Moderates came in at 35%, and Liberals at a paltry 21%.
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While this alone is reassuring, I am just as heartened by the data when broken down by age group. According to Gallup, adults aged 18-29 years are almost evenly split, with 31% calling themselves Liberals and 30% calling themselves Conservatives (39% consider themselves Moderates). Historical data was unavailable for comparison, however this is better than I would have expected from personal and anecdotal experience.
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Perhaps the Children of the Revolution have begun their march to power at last, though this particular revolution will clearly not be televised (at least not by ABC, NBC and CNN).

1 comment:

loudelf said...

I was pretty shocked by this poll's results. But then I realized that this is what people considered themselves, not what they actually are. I'm betting a lot of self-proclaimed conservatives are actually moderates, moderates are liberals, and liberals are off-the-chart communists. I'd be interested in a poll that actually determines what people are.


Remember, today's conservative in many ways was yesteryear's liberal...