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Battleground Polls and Conservative Strength
American Thinker, by Bruce Walker

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Posted By:magnante, 4/4/2014 10:28:59 AM

The latest Battleground Poll, compared with prior Battleground Polls, shows the percentage of Americans who describe themselves as “conservative” dropping. The percentage is lower than almost any Battleground Poll in the last fifteen years. The percentage of Americans who call themselves “liberal,” by contrast, is at an all-time high. Modification in the demographics of the poll sample may have something to do with the change. Women form 53% of the sample, while women are 50.6% of the population. Blacks are 13% of the Battleground sample, a smidgen more that the black percentage of the population. As I noted a few years

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 4/4/2014 10:33:22 AM     (No. 9797468)

This is because the majority of adults have been "dumbed down" as to the meaning of words. The culture war has given us the "labels are bad" thingy, so of course Liberal is a cool thing to be.

Conservatives are evil cavemen who view women as baby machines and they want minorities in "chains ya´ll!".



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Reply 2 - Posted by: plex, 4/4/2014 10:45:45 AM     (No. 9797487)

If we could only get these conservatives into the voting booth our country would be a much better place to live. The left has no trouble getting real and imaginary people into the voting booth so they win. This situation much change.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 4/4/2014 11:07:44 AM     (No. 9797510)

Just more manipulation from the master manipulators, the pollsters.

Do not believe the pollsters. They are all liars with an agenda and a desire to push us into their corner.

Unfortunately, it works all too often. People are by nature sheep.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 4/4/2014 11:13:47 AM     (No. 9797520)

I don´t want the Feds at my door and I am no threat to anyone but...........

Gawddammit, once the Left has corrupted the system, bought votes with your money, encouraged and defended massive voter fraud, reduced and demoralized the military, trashed the space program, corrupted the educational system and taken the whole health care system hostage......what´s a poor boy to do ?

It won´t be me but some crazy red neck will (I hesitantly predict) rise up and do something stupid that will change the paradigm. I have no knowledge of this but only a feeling.

When the traditional avenues of change have been blocked and corrupted....only ´non traditional´ methods are available.

Sic Semper Tyrannis

Nomesain ?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mc squared, 4/4/2014 11:15:42 AM     (No. 9797522)

If conservatives outnumber liberals why can´t we win elections?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 4/4/2014 11:21:00 AM     (No. 9797533)

Sorry, I don´t buy it. I know too many people who call themselves conservative who vote straight Dem ticket and hate Republicans with a passion.

We´ve seen the last Republican president of my lifetime.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: EQKimball, 4/4/2014 11:40:22 AM     (No. 9797564)

We political conservatives take too much from this. The word "conservative" has more than a political meaning. Most people think of themselves as conservative with their own money, conservative about taking risks, conservative about exposing their children to harm, conservative in their appearance, etc. It is hard to think of describing oneself as "liberal" in any way that would win admiration in a nonpolitical context. To be liberal in the nonpolitical sense usually is to be profligate, incautious, excessive, foolhardy. Oh wait...did I just describe the Democrats?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rama41, 4/4/2014 11:45:14 AM     (No. 9797572)

Democrats are much better at not only getting out their voters, but creating more voters out of whole cloth on Election Day! Too many conservatives, not content with anything less than the Second Coming of Ronald Reagan, fold their arms, lower their heads, scowl, and stay home.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: smcchk, 4/4/2014 11:59:00 AM     (No. 9797589)

Voters may be conservative but as the MSM successfully labels every GOP candidate as dumb, rich, mean, out-of-touch, dumb, homophobic, misogynistic, dumb, war-mongering, the voters are fooled and vote for the Democrat instead.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: peeved, 4/4/2014 12:21:43 PM     (No. 9797629)

Don´t be fooled. Folks are hesitant to state they are conservatives b/c the media is doing their best to make it a dirty word. Just as people are hesitant to voice their opposition to same-sex marrigage b/c of fear of being labed a homophobic.

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