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Poll-itics: Fewer identify as economic conservatives, number of those liberal on social issues hits new high

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Gallup:

Thirty percent say they are liberal on social issues, a new high [...]

Forty-one percent of Americans now characterize their economic views as "conservative," or "very conservative," the lowest since President Barack Obama took office in 2009 and on par with where views were in May 2008. This year's downtick in the percentage of Americans identifying as economically conservative has been accompanied by an uptick in the percentage identifying as economically moderate -- now 37% of Americans, up from 32% last year. [...]

While the nation may be a house divided on social issues, self-identified or "leaning" Democrats appear to be moving toward consensus. Half now say their social views are liberal or very liberal; this figure was 35% in 2001 and 37% as recently as 2010.

Clearly, all those Muslim pot-smoking French gay abortion-lovers are having an effect.

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