Nevada and the nation identify ourselves as more conservative than liberal

Blame it on the moderates.

A Gallup survey has found that overall Americans are more likely to identify themselves as conservative than liberal by 14.6 percentage points (36.8 percent vs. 22.2 percent), but they also lean Democrat by 5.1 percentage points over Republican (44.2 percent vs. 39.1 percent). It must be those 36.6 percent who call themselves moderate but vote for liberal Democrats.

“The most conservative states are located primarily in the South and West, while the most liberal states are found on the East and West Coasts of the United States, with the exception of Hawaii. The top 10 liberal states all voted for President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, while the top 10 conservative states all voted for the Republican nominees — John McCain and Mitt Romney, respectively — in those years,” Gallup reports.

Nevada, like the nation, tilts conservative but still leans Democrat when those “moderates” show their true colors. Go figure.

gallupxlsjpgGallup has an interactive map showing the political breakdown state by state.

Perhaps this helps explain why all the liberal media are losing circulation and audience.

14 comments on “Nevada and the nation identify ourselves as more conservative than liberal

  1. Vernon Clayson says:

    I don’t believe that people responding to Gallup or any other poll, ponder for any length of time before answering, there’s diehard conservatives and diehard liberal that answer immediately while those that claim moderate are hedging, mostly waiting to see which candidate is most like a celebrity, better looking, nice hair, glib, hip. Moderates can also be called shallow, if sworn to the truth they’d be liberal because they get their news from People magazine and other such grocery store tabloids; and why even entertain the opinions of young people, they don’t read news, if they get any news at all they get it from such sources as the comedic Daily Show and foul mouthed Bill Maher’s show. Jon Stewart of the Daily show is quick with quips and gets laughs, Bill Maher talks dirty which titillates his audience to get laughs.

  2. Peter Geohagen says:

    If there were more moderate Republicans, I’d vote for them.

  3. There are too many moderate Republicans.


  4. nyp says:

    I agree. They would be better off leaving the Republican Party to the Sharron Angles of the world.

  5. Vernon Clayson says:

    There are moderate Republicans as well as moderate Democrats, all fence sitting until the last minute to make a decision on voting for the most celebrity-like candidate. Hillary Clinton isn’t celebrity-like, she’s way too horsy, way too house frau in her blue pantsuits, but her husband is and that’s good enough for the celebrity worshipping voters.

  6. nyp says:

    “she’s way too horsy, way too house frau ….”

    The Republican Id.

  7. iShrug says:

    Many people don’t keep up with current events. Young families with both spouses working, and children to care for, simply don’t have a lot of free time.

    They get up, get themselves and kids to day care, school, and work. Then, they figure out what to do about dinner, homework, baths, story time (does anybody still do that?) Then clean kitchen, pack lunches, do laundry, maybe have some intimacy…then get up and do it all over again.

    Maybe there is softball or football practice during the week and games on the weekend. Some families go to church on Sunday.

    Those of us whose kids are grown, now have some time to participate in civic and political activities. By this time, we may identify with certain ideologies. Perhaps we attend public meetings, and speak up. The rules for doing so don’t make this easy.

    Up until the time we begin to understand how local, state, and national politics work, we might identify ourselves as “moderates.” Only because we don’t think we know enough to embrace one set of beliefs over another.

    So we register to vote as “non-partisan.” And don’t participate in the primary process. It really takes some time to figure out where you stand, let alone take a stand. When pollsters call, some people are tongue-tied.

  8. Vernon Clayson says:

    iShrug admits he’s a fence sitter but waiting to the last minute to decide isn’t good, what happens when you get, for example, the snide remarks and mockery of a Candy Crowley, the smirking mockery by Joe Biden, without knowing what has come before that crap???

  9. Milty says:

    Peter Geohagen: How do you define a “moderate Republican”?

  10. nyp says:

    Chris Christie. Giuliani. Sandoval. Jeb Bush. Suzanna Martinez. Maybe John Kasich.

  11. Milty says:

    Aw geez, Nyp, is Peter Geohagen your real name? That means Wendy Ellis is going to be hounding the rest of us to give our real names now. Thanks a lot.

    When I wrote “moderate Republican,” what I meant was what principles, if any, do these people follow? Or is it a case of them believing the same things as the Cruzes and Lees, but they’re just less strident about it?

  12. Steve says:

    Homer Myrgatroid Snodgrass.

  13. Nyp says:

    Yeah. That’s me. Geohagen is the name

  14. Steve says:

    Mortimer Cecil Dalrymple III

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