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Gallup: American's Political Views Have Become More Conservative By A 2-to-1 Margin (Graph)
hotairpundit ^ | 7/6/09 | talkradio03

Posted on 07/06/2009 4:50:20 PM PDT by Talkradio03

Those great moderates in the GOP are not going to like this, released from Gallup today, Conservatism on the ascendancy......By the way, for every 1 moderate vote we gain by going to the middle, 2 people from the base stay at home on election day -HAP....

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: gallupconservative; polls

1 posted on 07/06/2009 4:50:23 PM PDT by Talkradio03
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To: Talkradio03

wow... where were these people back in November?


2 posted on 07/06/2009 4:51:11 PM PDT by TV Dinners (Hope is not a Strategy)
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To: TV Dinners
wow... where were these people back in November?

Looking for someone to support for President and finding no one presently available.

3 posted on 07/06/2009 4:52:41 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.)
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To: TV Dinners
wow... where were these people back in November?

50% really don't even know what conservative means.

4 posted on 07/06/2009 4:54:39 PM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: Talkradio03

“By the way, for every 1 moderate vote we gain by going to the middle, 2 people from the base stay at home on election day.”

GOP repliess, “Who cares, we will get moderate democrats to vote for us and we’ll win anyway, won’t we?”


5 posted on 07/06/2009 4:55:02 PM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: Talkradio03

And yet they voted the Democrats absolute power. This word “conservative”, I do not think it means what you think it means.


6 posted on 07/06/2009 4:56:08 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: TV Dinners
I think the large conservative base was always there despite the moderates. When they sat out the last election becasue they were mad at bush, they gave us Obama. The city/ rural divide will always be there though with few exceptions, cities are liberal, rural areas are more conservative. Red state blue state ect. Those numbers are not going to change much, esp. with illegals moving in at record pace.
7 posted on 07/06/2009 4:56:42 PM PDT by mrsixpack36
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To: Talkradio03
Conservatism is growing after having been out of favor for years.


8 posted on 07/06/2009 4:58:13 PM PDT by iowamark (certified by Michael Steele as "ugly and incendiary")
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To: TV Dinners; ZULU; al baby; rodguy911; freekitty; PhiKapMom; SouthTexas; Piquaboy; flat; ...

New converts are being made by the half hour. Count on it! Hussein and the Congress are headed for the toilet bowl. Every social event that I’ve attended lately has included political discussions; shall we say heated. The consensus of everyone, Republicans and DemoRATs alike, was Vote Them All Out. All incumbents are despised and receiving justifiable blame for the mess the country is in.


9 posted on 07/06/2009 4:58:43 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: TV Dinners

they could not vote Vise President for the Presidency.


10 posted on 07/06/2009 5:00:24 PM PDT by pennboricua
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To: Talkradio03

11 posted on 07/06/2009 5:01:15 PM PDT by iowamark (certified by Michael Steele as "ugly and incendiary")
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To: Talkradio03

Staying home on election day is not the way to get more conservatives elected. Duh!

Every conservative needs to make a commitment to go to the polls and elect the most conservative candidate running.


12 posted on 07/06/2009 5:01:56 PM PDT by quintr
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To: Talkradio03

Ever since I read a poll in USA today that stated that 25% of atheists pray and believe that God answers their prayers, I have lost all confidence in polling. I don’t believe that Americans are smart enough to answer the questions.


13 posted on 07/06/2009 5:05:47 PM PDT by Nosterrex
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To: Talkradio03

WTG Barry, and to think all this time many thought Bush was the most politically divisive president to date.......


14 posted on 07/06/2009 5:09:37 PM PDT by cranked
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To: cranked

The only ones who thought he was divisive was the Establishmedia Attack Machine.

Pray for America


15 posted on 07/06/2009 5:15:26 PM PDT by bray (Rope & Chains)
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To: Talkradio03
By the way, for every 1 moderate vote we gain by going to the middle, 2 people from the base stay at home on election day

True or not, that does not follow from these poll results.

I don't think the real damage when we move to the "center" comes from losing conservatives at the polls, I think it comes because these moves destroy the Republican brand. If we spend like Democrats, we can no longer appeal to fiscal responsibility (something very popular with many conservatives and moderates alike), which will cost us votes with both groups down the road.

16 posted on 07/06/2009 5:24:42 PM PDT by Arguendo
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To: andy58-in-nh

Please.

Do you think Bush acted like a conservative, and deserved conservative support after TARP and the other bailouts?

I voted for McCain, and would have voted a million times for him if I had to, but I find it hard to blame why believers in smaller, less obtrusive government refused to vote Republican.

Like the OP said...turn left to appeal to one voter, you lose 2 of your base.


17 posted on 07/06/2009 5:28:17 PM PDT by Boiling Pots (B. Hussein Obama: The final turd George W. Bush laid on America)
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To: TV Dinners
wow... where were these people back in November?
18 posted on 07/06/2009 5:30:13 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (SUPPORT THE TROOPS!!! VOTE AGAINST DIMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: TV Dinners
wow... where were these people back in November?

Bying into the hype. Wasn't there a poll recently that said something like 40% of so called republicans believed the Marxist pig in the WH could spend our money better than we could? Something like that.

19 posted on 07/06/2009 5:31:04 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (SUPPORT THE TROOPS!!! VOTE AGAINST DIMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: Talkradio03

Just goes to show just how impotent Juan McCain was as a “conservative”.


20 posted on 07/06/2009 5:46:48 PM PDT by LiberConservative
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To: ExTexasRedhead

We are tired of being robbed.


21 posted on 07/06/2009 5:51:28 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

The Bush yahoo group morphed into the Reagans Conservatives group and today we are getting more new members. It started last week and is continuing.

Most of us have been together since when it was B2K for the 2000 election and shocking to be getting new members. We made the change about six months ago.

We morph every four years into a new name and it was unanimous to go with Reagans Conservatives.


22 posted on 07/06/2009 5:58:50 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn/Rubio - Senate 2010 ! Sarah for President 2012)
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To: Boiling Pots
Please, what?

Yes, Bush rarely acted like a conservative but McCain was no different. The only thing he did right was to nominate Sarah Palin, and then proceeded to surround her with Beltway professionals who either misunderstood or disdained the source of her fundamental appeal (and leaked their displeasure to the media every chance they could get).

I supported him and I voted for him because the alternative was the very disaster we now see unfolding before us. Most conservatives did the same, and the reason McCain lost had nothing to do with the Right "staying home" - post-election surveys prove they did not. Instead, McCain failed to win middle class middle-of-the-road independent voters because his message was a muddled mess offering them no compelling alternative to Lord Hopeychangey.

23 posted on 07/06/2009 5:59:41 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.)
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To: TheWasteLand
And yet they voted the Democrats absolute power. This word “conservative”, I do not think it means what you think it means.

They understand Republican does not equal conservative.

24 posted on 07/06/2009 6:04:43 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: PhiKapMom; freekitty; Piquaboy; ZULU; rodguy911; TXRed; Free ThinkerNY; flat; Joe Boucher; ...

Our numbers will be growing by the hour as more and more Americans acknowledge that the current occupant in the White House and his henchmen with the cooperation of the Congress are destroying the US economy, ignoring the US Constitution, destroying our security, stealing our freedom, plotting to confiscate our guns, label us extremists, suck up to our enemies, and steal our children and grandchildren’s futures. Other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?


25 posted on 07/06/2009 6:10:19 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Talkradio03

Well, apparently the moderates have observed first-hand what liberalism can do, and they’ve veered to the right. Welcome home.


26 posted on 07/06/2009 6:11:48 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: ExTexasRedhead; fieldmarshaldj

The way things are going now, 2010 may be a replay of 1982 with the parties’ roles reversed. We will make significant gains. But the Democrats will use George W. Bush as a boogeyman effectively enough that we won’t regain what we lost in the past two elections.


27 posted on 07/06/2009 6:18:48 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The McCain/Palin ticket was like a Kangaroo, stronger on the bottom than at the top)
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To: Clintonfatigued

1982 isn’t very reassuring. The Dems gained 27 seats in the House but lost 1 in the Senate.


28 posted on 07/06/2009 6:26:13 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Talkradio03
Here goes Gallup again, asking what people call themselves. As with the pro-abortion/pro-choice question, many of the people answering do not know what the word means and just pick the word that has the most cachet.

Kelly Ann Conway has commented about this: people calling themselves conservatives and then the leftest of the Left end up winning the elections.

Yet the results are edifying in one way: they show that we are the future. Remember the old nursery saying "What you would seem to be, be really"? That may be where these people are. Wishing they could be one of those savvy, obviously superior conservatives but not quite being there yet in their deeds and words.

29 posted on 07/06/2009 6:27:07 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: TV Dinners

Where were these people in November? A lot of them were sitting at home, dispirited by the prospect of voting for McCain—the Republican candidate who delighted to praise liberals and scorn conservatives.


30 posted on 07/06/2009 6:29:51 PM PDT by behzinlea
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To: Nosterrex
Ever since I read a poll in USA today that stated that 25% of atheists pray and believe that God answers their prayers

That's just . . . bizarre.

31 posted on 07/06/2009 6:31:58 PM PDT by behzinlea
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To: Clintonfatigued; freekitty; Free ThinkerNY; PhiKapMom; sheik yerbouty

It is up to us to turn the tables and shine the light on Hussein’s destruction of the country. I don’t see any problem with that scenario since we’re headed for the toilet bowl and it will be total disaster by 2010.

The tsunami is building up steam; everyone is angry already.


32 posted on 07/06/2009 6:37:26 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Absolutely


33 posted on 07/06/2009 6:41:45 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: behzinlea

Whatta buncha BS... I’d take Juan McCain over the current Idiot anyday!!!
I blame those that “sat at home” for the situation we are in today


34 posted on 07/06/2009 8:27:12 PM PDT by TV Dinners (Hope is not a Strategy)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

America needs regime change..


35 posted on 07/07/2009 12:00:20 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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