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    By Bruce Walker

    There is a "Real America" out there -- a conservative America that remains hidden beneath a mountain of pessimism which we conservatives have come to live with because we have so little voice in the institutions of American society. Indeed, the Gallup Poll, which has hardly been a friend of conservatives, has conducted five polls over the last three years which broke down ideological self-identification state by state.

    In August 2009, Gallup data showed that conservatives outnumbered liberals in every single state. In February 2010, Gallup presented polling data that showed the same thing: though the numbers were different, conservatives outnumbered liberals in every state. Six months later, Gallup presented new polling numbers which showed that conservatives outnumbered liberals in every state but Rhode Island. One year ago, in February 2011, Gallup again showed polling data which revealed that in every single state, conservatives outnumbered liberals. Then, in February 2012, the Gallup Poll showed that in every state except Massachusetts, conservatives outnumbered liberals.

    Crucially, Gallup never played up this startling news about the ideological composition of our nation. Instead it seemed to downplay this very big story. That ought to be very encouraging to conservatives, but instead many of us seem inconsolable and seem certain that our countrymen have been bribed or hypnotized or flattered into leftism by the organs of leftist propaganda or the leftist cadres within the federal government.

    Survey USA, which sometimes uses the polling of local organizations in a state and sometimes conducts its own polls, conducted a national poll a few days before the latest Battleground Poll. This poll also shows that nationally, conservatives far outnumber liberals. Moreover, the polls conducted by local news organizations which report through Survey USA show the same thing.

    The Battleground Poll, conducted by George Washington University in collaboration with a Democrat and a Republican polling organization, also has published the ideological self-identification of Americans. The latest Battleground Poll has just been released, and the pattern in the latest Battleground Poll is identical to the previous twenty-one polls over the last ten years.

    In the latest poll, 58% of Americans describe themselves as "very conservative" or "somewhat conservative," while only 37% of Americans describe themselves as "very liberal" or "somewhat liberal." The "moderate" or "don't know" remain as in past polls very small, at 2% for both of those groups. Moreover, conservative Americans are much more conservative than liberal Americans are liberal. So, while 61% of Americans who identify themselves as conservative or liberal pick "conservative," when asked if they are "very conservative" or "very liberal," 68% of those strongly ideological Americans are "very conservative" while only 32% are "very liberal."

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    It's true. The majority of Americans consider themselves to be conservative. Problem is, the power players in the GOP 'establishment' are really money and power hungry liberals who keep trying to brainwash us into abandoning conservative principles in order to win elections. If the electorate is conservative, as the article points out, then Republicans should run a real conservative to beat Obama. Doesn't that make any sense?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike128 View Post
    It's true. The majority of Americans consider themselves to be conservative. Problem is, the power players in the GOP 'establishment' are really money and power hungry liberals who keep trying to brainwash us into abandoning conservative principles in order to win elections. If the electorate is conservative, as the article points out, then Republicans should run a real conservative to beat Obama. Doesn't that make any sense?
    The numbers make it look like it should be a shue in for a conservative majority in congress and a Republican President. But yes the establishment republican guard has convinced the american electorate that hard core conservatives can't win elections. Yet it happens all around the country with Govornerships, state Legislators,etc.

    If history repeats itself like Carter replaced by Reagan. Clinton by Bush, jury still out on Bush presidency I believe history will look favorable on his tenure. Obama's replacement prospects ain't looking to good at the moment but we may be surprised, somewhat like Reagan surprised people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeus View Post
    The numbers make it look like it should be a shue in for a conservative majority in congress and a Republican President. But yes the establishment republican guard has convinced the american electorate that hard core conservatives can't win elections. Yet it happens all around the country with Govornerships, state Legislators,etc.

    If history repeats itself like Carter replaced by Reagan. Clinton by Bush, jury still out on Bush presidency I believe history will look favorable on his tenure. Obama's replacement prospects ain't looking to good at the moment but we may be surprised, somewhat like Reagan surprised people.
    You are using dissimilar terms interchangeably. Right here on this board we have me, who is considered right wing by the DU and Northern California set, being considered far left by some here who consider themselves mainstream conservatives, when in fact they are far right.

    This "poll" (note the methodology) is apparently designed to prove that the majority of Americans are conservative. No one, even in the Democratic Party would probably argue with that. We are conservative- on some things. We are more conservative than granola crunching social workers in Berkeley. We are not what some around here would call "real conservatives".

    Conservative to somewhat conservative would be the majority, right wing is a minority.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    You are using dissimilar terms interchangeably. Right here on this board we have me, who is considered right wing by the DU and Northern California set, being considered far left by some here who consider themselves mainstream conservatives, when in fact they are far right.

    This "poll" (note the methodology) is apparently designed to prove that the majority of Americans are conservative. No one, even in the Democratic Party would probably argue with that. We are conservative- on some things. We are more conservative than granola crunching social workers in Berkeley. We are not what some around here would call "real conservatives".

    Conservative to somewhat conservative would be the majority, right wing is a minority.
    I don't nec disagree with what you posted yet look at the Govornerships & statehouses the republicans have won. they are not moderate conservatives. They also aren't what I bet you classify a right wing either but are right of center.

    I don't get the playing to the so called center its left of center & right of center politicians wining elections. moderates are for the most part lefties pretending so they can win elections & sheep waiting to be told what they believe.
    The 21st century. The age of Smart phones and Stupid people.

    It is said that branches draw their life from the vine. Each is separate yet all are one as they share one life giving stem . The Bible tells us we are called to a similar union in life, our lives with the life of God. We are incorporated into him; made sharers in his life. Apart from this union we can do nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DUmbass128 View Post
    It's true. The majority of Americans consider themselves to be conservative.
    Too bad you're not one of them.

    Quote Originally Posted by DUmbass128 View Post
    Problem is, the power players in the GOP 'establishment' are really money and power hungry liberals who keep trying to brainwash us into abandoning conservative principles in order to win elections. If the electorate is conservative, as the article points out, then Republicans should run a real conservative to beat Obama. Doesn't that make any sense?
    More fake outrage and bluster from CU's faux conservative troll. We all know you support liberals and want the Obumble re-elected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeus View Post
    The numbers make it look like it should be a shue in for a conservative majority in congress and a Republican President. But yes the establishment republican guard has convinced the american electorate that hard core conservatives can't win elections. Yet it happens all around the country with Govornerships, state Legislators,etc.
    Exactly!
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