Thursday, February 04, 2010

Not even MA is 30 percent liberal

From Gallup:

























Only DC makes it over the 30% mark for liberals.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

In DC everyone gets their checks from the government, either directly or through an intermediary. There is no doubt what "liberal" means in this day and age and place.

Anonymous said...

People vote liberal more than they say they are liberal, do they not?

BMD said...

This has been quite common in the US for some time. A lot of people have only a vague understanding of what the terms "liberal" and "conservative" mean. If you were to examine specific policy preferences, you would find that many more people are "operationally" liberal.

Anonymous said...

Interesting that RI isn't on the liberal side.

Jewish Atheist said...

On pretty much *every* issue, a majority of people support the "liberal" side. Republicans have done an incredible job of demonizing the term and idea of liberals.

Anonymous said...

except for louisiana, and i guess south carolina, all the highly conservative states are sparsely populated.

more people mean more problems and more real world practical solutions. its easy to govern like a republic of small independent farmers when you live in a state of small independent farmers.

real democracy is hard and messy, and it requires more than screaming tea parties and a pigeon-holed view of original intent.

SFG said...

"real democracy is hard and messy, and it requires more than screaming tea parties and a pigeon-holed view of original intent."

Whatever. The Founders had a sparsely populated, agricultural country. It's not surprising their ideas would be more attractive to sparsely populated, agricultural states.