It would be very interesting to see Gallup conduct two surveys one where they ask for Conservative/Moderate/Liberal and one where they ask Conservative/Moderate/Progressive.
Labels are difficult to take seriously. Had I been asked that question I would have answered “conservative”. Yet a majority here on FR would consider me at best a lily livered RINO. Had a reasonable description of liberal and conservative views been included in the question we’d have a better understanding of where the country stands. Failing that, we have the election results which gave a socialist a 3.5% win over a moderate. This at a time of very high unemployment, stagnant growth, and overseas crises. That should tell us all we need to know,
Doesn’t 40% conservative match up well with 38% who think you shouldn’t raise taxes?