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Friday, January 12, 2018

Continuing a quarter-century trend, the term "liberal" continues to catch up with "conservative" as Americans' preferred description of their political views. Thirty-five percent of U.S. adults in 2017 identified as conservative and 26% as liberal, the first time the conservative label's edge has been single digits. Its nine-percentage-point edge in 2017 is down from 11 points in 2016 and roughly 20-point advantages at times in the past.

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- Self-identified conservatives led liberals by nine percentage points in 2017

- First time in Gallup trend that conservative edge is less than 10 points

- Half of Democrats identify as liberal for first time

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Historical trend for United States Median Age: 1960 - 2016:

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#1 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2018-01-12 03:00 PM | Reply

The increase in those who embrace progressive thought is good news. The history and the current status might appear to be news to some on the left who just can't understand why we haven't been able to easily pass more liberal policies than we have in recent history.

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-12 03:11 PM | Reply

The only poll that matters is the ballot box.

#3 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-01-12 04:39 PM | Reply

"The only poll that matters is the ballot box." - #3 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-01-12 04:39 PM

Only in elections.

And that isn't what this thread is about.

#4 | Posted by Hans at 2018-01-12 04:43 PM | Reply

#3 until you lose, then it doesn't matter at all.

#5 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-01-12 07:27 PM | Reply

#3;

The ballot box said Hillary Clinton was going to win.

Unfortunately the number of votes a person gets from the ballot box has nothing to do with ec.

#6 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-01-12 07:37 PM | Reply

The only poll that matters is the ballot box.

#3 | Posted by Sniper

If that were true, then Hillary would be President.

#7 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2018-01-12 09:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I have had the great pleasure to work around many people who are way smarter and better educated than I am. One thing I noticed for the past 40 years.

Every person that I considered to be a real human being was fiscally conservative and socially liberal.

Who among us, that does not have a chaotic financial life, is not fiscally conservative? Who among us, that is not evil and selfish, does not care about our fellow humans and is socially liberal? Part of your success and your obligation is to help others where you can.

One aspect does not outweigh the other.

#8 | Posted by kudzu at 2018-01-13 09:29 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The ballot box said Hillary Clinton was going to win.

Unfortunately the number of votes a person gets from the ballot box has nothing to do with ec.

#6 | Posted by IndianaJones

Wrong oh lib breath. The ballot box is where she lost. I guess you still don't understand how a president is elected.

#9 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-01-13 12:40 PM | Reply

I really do miss all of my whiny baby Trump haterz.

TRUMP 2O20

#SUCKONTHAT

#10 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2018-01-13 11:26 PM | Reply

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Reporting true facts is now considered 'whiney baby', whereas, believing in fairy tales and alternate truths is 'fact'.

---Auntiedeluded----

#11 | Posted by kudzu at 2018-01-14 09:13 AM | Reply

And that isn't what this thread is about.

#4 | Posted by Hans

I guess we will find out during the 2018 election cycle hands. Hold your breath that your poll is right.

#12 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-01-14 10:24 AM | Reply

"Hold your breath that your poll is right." - #12 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-01-14 10:24 AM

I cited no poll in this thread.

Which makes your comment yet another shining example of your stupidity (previously highlighted here).

#13 | Posted by Hans at 2018-01-14 10:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

That is what the article is about. Put the bottle away.

#14 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-01-14 01:12 PM | Reply

as an avowed Liberal, i'm glad trump won the election. it saved us from clinton whose only real attributions are relevant in comparison. trump is the first mirror that has accurately reflected the America that we've become. trump is a result

#15 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-01-14 01:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"That is what the article is about." - #14 | Posted by snippy at 2018-01-14 01:12 PM

You said I cited a poll ("...your poll..."):

"Hold your breath that your poll is right." - #12 | Posted by snippy at 2018-01-14 10:24 AM
As I stated in my #13, I cited no poll in this thread, snippy.

Your stupidity continues its inevitable slide downward.

#16 | Posted by Hans at 2018-01-14 01:56 PM | Reply

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