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The Solid Conservative Majority: Two polls in Jan. 2014 confirm that America is solidly conservative
American Thinker ^ | 02/01/2014 | Bruce Walker

Posted on 02/01/2014 6:44:19 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Two polls in January 2014 confirm what I have written about for quite a while: America -- and this means not just Flyover Country, but nearly all of America -- is solidly conservative.

The Battleground Poll shows that a very solid majority of Americans describe themselves as conservative. This poll has been remarkably accurate in predicting the outcome of elections. The internal data of the Battleground Poll, unlike many other polls, is publicly reported.

Since 2002, there have been more than twenty Battleground Poll surveys reported by George Washington University, and the results of these polls show big swings in the support for political parties, national priorities, and policy positions. Yet in every single case, respondents to the Battleground Poll overwhelmingly describe themselves as "conservative."

Historically, polls have seldom asked direct questions about ideology, but an interesting exception in past decades has been the American National Election Studies Data Sourcebook, published by Harvard University Press. The 1980 edition of this publication is little more than hundreds of pages of dry data, presented without editorial opinion. Harvard is not hotbed of conservatism. If there were any bias, surely it would be to make conservatism look like a despised minority within American society.

The data of Table 2.22 on page 95 of the sourcebook presents the percentage of Americans who describe themselves as "liberal" and "conservative" for the four years reported: 1972 (27% conservative and 19% liberal), 1974 (26% conservative and 21% liberal), 1976 (25% conservative and 15% liberal), and 1978 (28% conservative and 20% liberal). The data of Table 2.23 on the same page reports survey results from even-numbered years since 1964, and this data, although calibrated obscurely, shows the same preponderance of conservatives over liberals for each even numbered year from 1964 to 1978.

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1 posted on 02/01/2014 6:44:19 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Define “conservative.”

If this poll is true, then we have a MASSIVE election fraud problem in this banana republic.


2 posted on 02/01/2014 6:46:48 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The Battleground Poll shows that a very solid majority of Americans describe themselves as conservative.

Gay couples can now call themselves "married" too, but that doesn't make it so.

3 posted on 02/01/2014 6:47:37 AM PST by madprof98
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To: SeekAndFind

You could’ve fooled me on Election Day, 2012!

Electoral fraud is one explanation; a lukewarm candidate (Mitt) is another. I’d say we had both.


4 posted on 02/01/2014 6:48:00 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: SeekAndFind

The free stuff crowd might say they are conservative, but in the end they will vote for whoever promises more free stuff.


5 posted on 02/01/2014 6:51:21 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: SeekAndFind

Solid enough to thwart election fraud in November?


6 posted on 02/01/2014 6:52:53 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SeekAndFind

The American Thinker link went to National review.


7 posted on 02/01/2014 6:53:32 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: SeekAndFind

Wrong links.

Top says American Thinker, but goes to NRO “The Limits of Capitalism”.

Bottom says National Review Online, but goes to “The Limits of Capitalism”


8 posted on 02/01/2014 6:53:46 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Lukewarm is being generous. Mitt was barely breathing.

And the Republican hierarchy will continue to foist more of the same candidates upon us.


9 posted on 02/01/2014 6:53:47 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: SeekAndFind

How people label themselves is meaningless. What are their positions on issues.

I think that many people who claim they are conservative accept the premise of a large, central planning big government, but one that will govern in a “smarter conservative” way.

When is the last time you heard anyone talk of abolishing some Cabinet departments, starting with Education?


10 posted on 02/01/2014 6:53:58 AM PST by almcbean
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To: fatnotlazy
Lukewarm is being generous. Mitt was barely breathing.

He showed a flash of fire in the first debate, then seemed to feel ashamed of it afterwards. Odd, because it took a lot of money and organization to win the primaries.

11 posted on 02/01/2014 6:55:20 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: SeekAndFind

BS

This country due to immigration and brainwashed gen Y

Has never ever ever been as liberal as now

It is very very very very discouraging to those of us old enough to remember when culturally we were quite different

Anyone can’t see the obvious as evidenced election night 2012 is whistling past the graveyard


12 posted on 02/01/2014 6:56:14 AM PST by wardaddy (wifey instructed me today to grow chapter president beard back again....i wonder why?)
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To: fwdude

Not really. The voter turn out in the 2012 election was down to about 52% of the voting age population, from 58% in 2008 and close to that in 2004. The media is reluctant to bring that fact out, namely that the public was not inspired by either man. Obviously, with Romney, conservatives had little reason to turn out , he was just a “me too, but a little less “ version of Obama, not willing to engage on social issues, etc. On the other hand, the left is never going to have as ideal a candidate as Obama again, especially with three coats of Teflon for anything negative. If the TEA party side can get an authentic conservative on the Republican line in 2016, there’s going to be a turn out that will roll the Democrats over.


13 posted on 02/01/2014 6:57:08 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: SeekAndFind

If these polls truly and accurately represent American political leanings, then why is the “Community Organizer” President?


14 posted on 02/01/2014 6:57:52 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ah, I tend to doubt it.


15 posted on 02/01/2014 7:00:12 AM PST by Ted Grant
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To: SeekAndFind

Then VOTE like it.


16 posted on 02/01/2014 7:05:06 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: fwdude

Define “conservative.”

If this poll is true, then we have a MASSIVE election fraud problem in this banana republic.

It will take an insider to come clean to expose it. That and a small army to keep him from getting killed by The One.


17 posted on 02/01/2014 7:05:35 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
If these polls truly and accurately represent American political leanings, then why is the “Community Organizer” President?

1.) Voter fraud.

2.) Low info types who aren't aware that Obama is a Marxist.

3.) People who think themselves conservative but who are really only conservative on economic issues.

18 posted on 02/01/2014 7:08:36 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: jsanders2001

I think if an insider even contemplated coming forward with the fraud problem he/she would disappear within hours.


19 posted on 02/01/2014 7:11:00 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fatnotlazy

Most blacks and Hispanic call themselves “conservatives.”

Case closed.


20 posted on 02/01/2014 7:12:36 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Yes, Americans are “conservative majority” and we have both political parties united into a uni-party progressive, socialist, Marxist monolithic monster that wants to rule over us.

Claire Wolfe was wrong when she said in 1995: “America is at that awkward stage; it's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.”

It IS time to start taking out the bastards, because massive vote fraud ensures nothing will change. See Vince Flynn's “Term Limits”.

21 posted on 02/01/2014 7:15:45 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: SeekAndFind

Now, if we ONLY had someone to represent us to the world as that!


22 posted on 02/01/2014 7:16:37 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: wardaddy

Exactly right. Culturally, this country is lock-step moral relativist, politically correct, and lost.

EVERY world view message in the mass media is poisonous.


23 posted on 02/01/2014 7:16:49 AM PST by ecomcon
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To: gusopol3

Have you ever stopped to think that NOT voting is not a conservative value?

I HATED Romney; didn’t ever vote for the Father of Counterfeit “Marriage” in America. But I NEVER contemplated “staying home” on Election Day. Such a notion is the polar extreme of conservatism.


24 posted on 02/01/2014 7:17:55 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Correct link:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/02/the_solid_conservative_majority.html


25 posted on 02/01/2014 7:21:28 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: fwdude

You hit the nail on the head. “Conservatives” are interested in maintaining the status quo. I’m sure a lot of depraved folks like things the way they are. In reality, many of us detest the new status quo, and want to roll it back. So technically we don’t want to “conserve” what is, but change it.


26 posted on 02/01/2014 7:22:59 AM PST by afsnco
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To: Pearls Before Swine
There were few campaign ads, at least where I live. The Obama crew bombarded the airwaves with slick ads, while the occasional Mitt ad was deadly dull. I wonder what happened to those campaign donations earmarked for advertising. Did someone steal those funds? Sure seemed like it to me.

It was said that Mitt didn't want to be president. His campaign sure looked like it.

Or maybe the Republican elite saw no need to campaign. They thought dissatisfaction with Obie was so great, they could just phone it in. Or maybe at least some of them wanted Obama to win.

Whatever happened, it looks like we will have the same situation in 2014 and 2016 unless we the People van press for strong conservative candidates who will campaign aggressively.

27 posted on 02/01/2014 7:31:08 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: TomGuy

Good I thought it was just me


28 posted on 02/01/2014 7:35:00 AM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: fwdude

> I think if an insider even contemplated coming forward with the fraud problem he/she would disappear within hours.

Anytime there is only an electronic “paper” trail the potential for fraud is enormous. One of my skillsets is fraud investigation but it doesn’t take an
investigator to know that the electronic voting systems and that data collection process could be hacked. All you have to do to pull it off is put the benefactor’s buddies in charge of the investigations (i.e FEC, Holder, DOJ, etc...)


29 posted on 02/01/2014 7:50:45 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: SeekAndFind

I find very few


30 posted on 02/01/2014 7:54:32 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SeekAndFind

A poll can tell us that America is “conservatives”, but that’s not what election returns say ad nauseum.


31 posted on 02/01/2014 7:55:57 AM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: SeekAndFind

Judging by the many Saul Alinsky type of posts directed at me on FR....I don’t think this poll is right

Some folks call themselves Conservative and have zero clue what being a Conservative is. Just being GOP Does not make one a conservative


32 posted on 02/01/2014 7:56:47 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (A Theory is not a Fact....It is not called the "Fact of Evolution")
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To: SeekAndFind

And Democrats still can cheat to win elections.


33 posted on 02/01/2014 7:58:02 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: almcbean

Your post #10 was spot on...and more eloquent than I could put it


34 posted on 02/01/2014 7:58:11 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (A Theory is not a Fact....It is not called the "Fact of Evolution")
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To: SeekAndFind

Anyone who calls him or herself a conservative but votes for Obama is either an idiot or deceiving him or herself or the pollsters.


35 posted on 02/01/2014 7:59:22 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: SeekAndFind

The entitlement army is in control.

Caliph Baraq winning with $4 gas, 8% unemployment (13% real), surging food prices, Benghazi, and trillion dollar deficits in perpetuity tells you who is “conservative” and who isn’t.


36 posted on 02/01/2014 8:03:30 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: wardaddy

“This country due to immigration and brainwashed gen Y...Has never ever ever been as liberal as now”

Come on, wardaddy. Check out the 1964 presidential election.

LBJ - 486 electoral votes.
Goldwater - 52

Here’s a map: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/showelection.php?year=1964

Incidentally, the so-called “Greatest Generation” voted overwhelmingly for the fascist LBJ.


37 posted on 02/01/2014 8:06:21 AM PST by sergeantdave
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To: fatnotlazy
I wonder what happened to those campaign donations earmarked for advertising.

I think the IRS slowed the flow of donations to GOP PACS that couldn't get IRS tax-exempt status.

It sure looked like Mitt didn't want to be President.

That, too.

38 posted on 02/01/2014 8:38:01 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: SeminoleCounty

Thanks. I wish I were wrong, though.


39 posted on 02/01/2014 8:49:34 AM PST by almcbean
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To: SeekAndFind
Two polls in January 2014 confirm what I have written about for quite a while: America -- and this means not just Flyover Country, but nearly all of America -- is solidly conservative.

Reality shows the polls are wrong.-Tom

40 posted on 02/01/2014 9:04:50 AM PST by Capt. Tom
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To: fwdude

They asked the wrong question. The question is, how many are Conservative Democrat and Conservative Republican.

I know people who say they are conservative democrats!


41 posted on 02/01/2014 9:12:59 AM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is complete BS. Americans are not solidly conservative. If they were, we would not have abortion or trillion dollar deficits. If any politician talks about cutting the budget by any real number — not some nonsense like $50 billion but $500 billion or so, Americans willingly believe the Dems BS that the world will come to an end.


42 posted on 02/01/2014 9:22:20 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SeekAndFind

The other day, conservative commentator Michael Medved said that only 31 percent of Americans are conservative, and that if the Republicans hope to take the White House, they need to nominate someone who will win over the Moderates.


43 posted on 02/01/2014 9:22:41 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: SeekAndFind

A solid majority of conservatives who elect people like Barack Obama. Right.


44 posted on 02/01/2014 10:03:14 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ScottinVA

Yes......

homogenity is not a conservative group trait.

(homogenity for those in Rio Linde, is not a term having any thing to do with queers))


45 posted on 02/01/2014 10:08:22 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: SeekAndFind

So ... how is it that by the first Monday of Nov, 2008 and again by the first Monday of Nov, 2012 we were assured of having a leftist President? Conservatives lost both of those elections before they were even held.


46 posted on 02/01/2014 10:12:21 AM PST by NorthMountain
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To: SeekAndFind

And many self-identified “conservatives” in this and other polls, votes democrat.


47 posted on 02/01/2014 10:42:47 AM PST by truth_seeker (Nissan)
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To: wardaddy

Exactly. The country is brainwashed, anesthetized, and easily led by the communist swine media.


48 posted on 02/01/2014 10:56:21 AM PST by Luke21
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To: jsanders2001
Anytime there is only an electronic “paper” trail the potential for fraud is enormous. One of my skillsets is fraud investigation but it doesn’t take an investigator to know that the electronic voting systems and that data collection process could be hacked. All you have to do to pull it off is put the benefactor’s buddies in charge of the investigations (i.e FEC, Holder, DOJ, etc...)

Yea, the whole voting process is one big joke. Next is if a true conservative got elected one day into it the "rulers" of this banana republic would show this person the JFK film. Just be prepared for the same ole because that's what it's going to be.

49 posted on 02/01/2014 11:08:15 AM PST by Digger
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To: Digger

Personally I don’t get how a self-professed Christian can vote for the abortion party.

Like Beckel on the five, he’s against killing murderers, but fine with killing unborn babies.

God I’m so confused.


50 posted on 02/01/2014 1:56:46 PM PST by bicyclerepair (TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS)
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