Friday, October 27, 2006

America's Getting Better

Growing Number of Liberal Democrats

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
October 11, 2006

The percent of Democratic voters who think of themselves as "liberals" has been slowly rising in recent years, while the number of conservative Democrats has declined. In polling conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press from January to September of 2006, 32% of Democrats describe themselves as ideologically liberal, while 23% think of themselves as conservative. This reflects a starkly different balance of opinion from four years ago, when there were as many conservative Democrats as liberals (27% and 26%, respectively). ...(full article)

1 comment:

Wally said...

I don't know about them getting better, but I did find this interesting. Do you attribute this to a clear move towards liberal ideals or an effort to put more distance between themselves and anything to do with President Bush? I do find it interesting that Republicans know who they are. They clearly see themselves as conservative, while even with this rise liberalism amongst Democrats, they still seem to have an identity crisis.