Not related at all, so you can delete this if you like. I am OK with that.
What do you make of this poll? I guess I was right when I said conservatives are not as dead as you think.
Link to Gallup Poll
pokety poke poke with the sharp stick, baby. (insert smiley graphic that I really hate here) --Hoosierboy
That 40 percent polled called themselves conservative is a very interesting statistic to be sure. So why did the righties get pummeled in the last two elections? The article asserts the following:
There is an important distinction in the respective ideological compositions of the Republican and Democratic Parties. While a solid majority of Republicans are on the same page -- 73% call themselves conservative -- Democrats are more of a mixture. The major division among Democrats is between self-defined moderates (40%) and liberals (38%). However, an additional 22% of Democrats consider themselves conservative, much higher than the 3% of Republicans identifying as liberal.
The devil's always in the details. There's hella more conservative Democrats than there are liberal Republicans. And the further to the right the elephants lumber, the smaller the party is going to get. Where are all the moderate Republicans? Simple. They're voting Democrat.
Can you say Colin Powell?