Liberalism isn’t as popular as Democrats would have you believe
While socialist-loving Democrats would love nothing more than convince the average voter that liberalism is on the rise, nothing could be further from the truth, according to a new Gallup poll.
The residents of most U.S. states are more likely to identify as conservative than as liberal in their political ideology. In 25 states, the conservative advantage is significantly greater than the national average, including 19 “highly conservative” states in which conservatives outnumber liberals by at least 20 percentage points. Meanwhile, in six states, there are more liberals than conservatives.
Nationally, the conservative advantage in ideological identification is nine percentage points, and reflects a narrowing of the conservative-liberal gap from 21 points in 2004.
“The number of states in which more residents identify as liberal than as conservative is down slightly from nine in 2017,” the survey shows. “States that barely tilted liberal in 2017 barely tilted conservative in 2018,” marking a significant shift.
The states that do lean liberal have some of the most oppressive taxes, highest costs of living, and unfriendly business climates in the country. New York recently ran a new Amazon.com headquarters out of the state, costing billions in tax revenue and tens of thousands of high-paying jobs.
The poll doesn’t conclude why the shift has occurred, but, without question, the nation is going more conservative. Some experts believe that the sudden socialist shift in the Democrat party has pushed moderate liberals to the other side while others see Trump’s success as the nation’s leader as a unifying force for the right.
While the country enjoys its best economy in a generation, Democrats can do little but complain and they offer no solutions to the border crisis. The constant whining is seen by many as infantile and petty while Republicans continue to enjoy the fruits of two years of conservative policy at the federal level.
The results of this poll might just show that Americans again have a good answer to what Ronald Reagan once asked: “Are you better off now that you were four years ago?”
The answer is yes, and it is conservative policies that have made that happen.
Did we see the same poll?!? The headline said “U.S. Still Leans Conservative, but Liberals Keep Recent Gains” and the chart showed a steady increase in liberal identification. In addition, by zeroing in on the number of states liberal or democratic, that ignores that the liberal leaning ones have by far much more of the country’s population. California has 24 times more people than Wyoming, for example. The reason taxes are high in those areas is incomes are the highest in those areas too, especially New York/Connecticut and California. Sorry, but the article clearly states that the country is becoming more liberal, not less. This seems to be happening as the country becomes less rural and more suburban and urban. Even Texas is becoming more liberal! But the Old South, with the lowest income, the most on the public dole and the least healthy, are still the most conservative.
Reading is fundamental Joe. The number of states where there are more liberals than conservatives dropped from nine to six, according to the poll. The article correctly relayed that, although the author didn’t include the numbers that specified the exact reduction in places where liberalism was on the decline:
“The number of states in which more residents identify as liberal than as conservative is down slightly from nine in 2017,” the survey shows.
I had a Californian once tell me she knew when the $hit went down us flyover folk would step up and save the Country from the Leftist Communists. In the mean time she would sip her wine and rub elbows with her socialist lovin’ friends. BTW she was proud of the NRA sticker on her front door even tho there wasn’t a gun in the house!
If you read the definition of Classic Liberalism it sounds a lot like Individualism – where individual sovereignty is maturely esteemed – as opposed to socialist communist leftism of today. Fundamentally liberals of today (our founders were actually liberals by the classic definition) are confused. Their Ideology has been co-opted by Leftist progressives who promote the Collective over the Individual (thru guilt and envy). So we see liberals – who have abandoned the primus of God and Virtue – in a very deep identity crisis! And people like my friend who believes she can eat, drink and be merry until the cows come home are in for a shock – should everything fly apart. There IS a reckonning come….