According to a recent Gallup poll, Conservatives continue to outnumber both moderates and liberals as moderates decline to a new low. 40% consider them self conservatives, 35% moderates and 21% liberals. In both cases, over the years Republicans and Democrats are no longer calling them self moderates.
The political composition of U.S. adults held fairly steady in 2010 compared with 2009. Conservatives remained the largest group, followed by moderates and then liberals. At 35%, the percentage of moderates has declined to a new low, highlighting the increased political polarization that has occurred over the past decade.
Fewer people in all three party groups call themselves moderate today than did so in 2002, but the decline is particularly steep among Republicans. The percentage of Republicans calling themselves moderate fell from 31% in 2002 to 27% by 2006, and now stands at 23%. There has been a commensurate increase in the percentage of Republicans calling themselves conservative, now at a record-high 72%.
The Moderate Voice asks, Is there a futurefor moderates with the Democrats? Although the opinion is more from the moderate LEFT voice. Let’s face it, following the 2010 midterm elections and the devastating loses by Democrats, the majority of losses were moderates like the so-called “Blue Dog” democrats. The Democrats that remain in the House and Senate are more liberal than those ousted. Since when did “moderates” have a say in the Nancy Pelosi House? To make matters worse, the Leftists in the House, even after the shellacking of 2010, elect Pelosi minority leader. Oh yea, moderates are alive and well in the Democrat party.