From Gallup, June 15:
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Reported the Washington Times, today…

A new poll released Monday found that, even in the Age of Obama, there has been a “slight increase” in the number of Americans who call themselves conservatives, outnumbering self-described liberals by a 2-to-1 margin….
The 40% figure for conservatives is the highest in nearly two decades.
“While these figures have shown little change over the past decade, the nation appears to be slightly more polarized than it was in the early 1990s,” Gallup officials said in an analysis accompanying the poll….
The new findings that self-described conservatives continue to represent “the largest ideological group” in the country were consistent with other surveys over the past five months.
“All the major organizations that ask a question like Gallup’s, and most do, show substantial stability in the findings on ideological identification,” said Karlyn Bowman, public opinion analyst for the American Enterprise Institute. “So there is a lot of evidence that we are still a center-right country.”
But, she noted, 73% of Republicans call themselves conservative, while only 38% of Democrats call themselves liberals. About 40% of Democrats like to describe themselves as “moderate.”
“While Democrats prefer the ‘moderate’ label, ‘liberal’ still isn’t a very popular label,” she said….

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