Conservatives Outnumber Liberals 2 to 1

Gallup’s new poll shows that conservatives outnumber liberals 42% to 20%.

The Gallup poll states:

Conservatives have maintained their leading position among U.S. ideological groups in the first half of 2010. Gallup finds 42% of Americans describing themselves as either very conservative or conservative. This is up slightly from the 40% seen for all of 2009 and contrasts with the 20% calling themselves liberal or very liberal.

While the overall gap is widening, partisans seems to be growing stronger in both parties:

Longer term, Democrats have grown increasingly liberal in their political orientation.

Seven in 10 Republicans continue to call themselves conservative, similar to 2009, while most of the remaining Republicans identify as moderate. Since 2002, however, the percentage conservative has increased by 10 points.

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