Conservatives dramatically outnumber liberals in America. We should take strength from this persistent fact in virtually all polling done by every major polling organization over the last twenty years.
The latest evidence of this is found in a Gallup Poll published on February 6, 2015 -- Ronald Reagan’s birthday -- which measured state by state the breakdown of conservatives, moderates, and liberals. Gallup has published this sort of poll on a regular basis since 2008. What did the 2015 poll show? Conservatives outnumber liberals in 47 out of the 50 states. Only Hawaii, Vermont, and Massachusetts have more liberals than conservatives, although even in these three states the liberal advantage over conservatives is very slight.
This 2015 Gallup Poll is consistent with every single published Gallup survey on this subject going back to the first survey in 2008. Some of these polls showed that conservatives outnumbered liberals in every state and some showed two or three states had more liberals than conservatives, always tiny liberal pluralities.
What about “moderates”? The 2015 survey shows that in 27 out of 50 states conservatives outnumber moderates. Nationally, conservatives outnumber moderates and, of course, dramatically outnumber liberals. Polls which do not provide a “moderate” option show that moderates break about evenly and this translates into a strong conservative majority.
This Gallup survey is consistent with the many Battleground Poll results over the last fifteen years.
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