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Most Democrats Now Identify as Liberal


In 2018, for the first time, a majority of Democrats said they considered themselves to be “liberal,” according to Gallup. At 51 percent, the 2018 share is only 1 point greater than the share of Democrats who identified as liberal in 2017, but it’s very different from how Democrats’ political ideologies broke down in the 1990s and early 2000s.


In America, Conservaives Outnumber Liberals by a Narrowing Margin

11 points

Gallup: “Many more Americans have considered themselves politically conservative than liberal since the early 1990s. That remained the case in 2016, when an average of 36% of U.S. adults throughout the year identified themselves as conservative and 25% as liberal. Yet that 11-percentage-point margin is half of what it was at its peak in 1996 and is down from 14 points only two years ago.”


2016 College Freshmen the Most Liberal in 40 Years


Percentage of college freshmen finds that 34% of first-year students view themselves as “liberal” or “far left” — the highest since 1973, when 36% responded that way, according to a new Higher Education Research Institute survey. In contrast, just 22% identify as “conservative” or “far right.”


Three Reasons Why Liberals Should Support Trump

There are three reasons, in descending order of obviousness, for a liberal to earnestly and patriotically support a Trump Republican nomination. The first, of course, is that he would almost certainly lose… Second, a Trump nomination might upend his party … About half of Republicans favor higher taxes on the rich, a position that has zero representation among their party’s leaders. And those Republicans are the most likely to support Trump. … The third reason to prefer a Trump nomination: If he does win, a Trump presidency would probably wind up doing less harm to the country than a Marco Rubio or a Cruz presidency. It might even, possibly, do some good.

— Jonathan Chait in New York Magazine


Liberals Wax as Conservatives Wane


Percentage of registered voters who identified themselves as liberals — up from 23% in 2014 — in three national polls conducted so far in 2015, according to analysis by the Wall Street Journal. At the same time, the share of voters identifying as conservatives dropped to 33% from 37% in 2014.


Liberals Now Equal Conservatives


For the first time since Gallup began tracking it in 1999, there are now as many Americans who describe their views on social issues as “liberal” as there are who describe them as “conservative,” the Washington Post reports. “It’s been a long and slow crawl, but Americans have steadily become more liberal on social issues without much interruption — except for a brief dip when President Obama first took office in 2009. Today, it’s tied at 31 percent. Back in 1999, it was about two-to-one conservative over liberal.”


Who Knew ‘Progressive’ Meant ‘Dumb-Ass Liberals’

I get a big kick out of them using the word ‘progressive.’ My gosh, they’re just straight old dumb-ass liberals anyway.

— Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), quoted by Huffington Post.


Karl Rove Is Hated by Both the Left and Tea Party

I’m a myth. I’d have to be a super being to have done everything that’s attributed to me.

— Political operative Karl Rove, on being hated by both liberals and Tea Party conservatives, Kevin D. Williamson writes in National Review.



The lefties came to the defense of the centrist Clinton during impeachment. Now that Obama is under attack, however, they are not coming to his defense, even though he has given more to the liberal cause than the scandal-stunted Clinton ultimately achieved.

Maureen Dowd, New York Times columnist



Isn’t the drum beat from the right louder than the support from the left?

–Diane Rehm, possibly explaining recent polls that show the Republican party’s popularity at its lowest, while Republican party candidates remain popular.