Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The liberal minority

Third Way, an organization of centrist Democrats, produced a study showing that liberals are the smallest share of the electorate and not enough to keep Congress in Democratic hands. Citing Gallup polling data, the study said self-described conservatives made up 42 percent of the electorate, compared with moderates who make up 35 percent and liberals who make up 20 percent, a shift of several points to the right in the last two years.
--Peter Baker, NYT, on evidence that the description of the U.S. as a "center-right" country might not be just Republican spin

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