Sunday, July 17, 2011

Liberal Fail: 10% of Likely Voters claim to be both fiscal and social liberals

It was easy to be a liberal when they had no responsibility for anything and could spend their days throwing rocks at President Bush. Now, liberals control the White House and Senate. The controlled the House until last year's election. From an economic point of view, their policies have been a disaster. Rasmussen has found few voters want to be identified as a liberal now. On the other hand, 40% or more of voters identify themselves as conservatives.
(Rasmussen) — Voters remain slightly more conservative when it comes to fiscal policy than they are on social issues, while 29% still say they are conservative in both areas.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 10% of Likely Voters claim to be both fiscal and social liberals. A majority (61%), however, are some other combination.

Forty-four percent (44%) of voters classify themselves as conservative on fiscal issues such as taxes, government spending and business regulation. Nearly as many (40%) view themselves as moderate on these issues, while 12% feel they are fiscal liberals.

On social issues like abortion, public prayer and Church-state topics, 40% of voters consider themselves conservative. Thirty-one percent (31%) feel they are liberal in these areas, while 26% see themselves as socially moderate.

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