Gallup poll: conservatives outnumber moderates and liberals
What’s in a political label?
Well Gallup has found that more Americans identify themselves as conservatives than those who call themselves moderate or liberal.
On the question of political ideology, 40 percent of those surveyed said they were conservative, 36 percent were moderate, and 20 percent liberal.
“This marks a shift from 2005 through 2008, when moderates were tied with conservatives as the most prevalent group,” Gallup says.
Wonder what this means for the 2010 midterm elections that everyone’s watching for signs of political shifts…
Photo credit: Reuters/Larry Downing (Senator John McCain at an American Conservative Union conference in February 2008)