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Do you Believe the polls?

Politicians use polls to gage how Americans feel on the issues

GALLUP~ Conservatives continue to outnumber moderates and liberals in the American populace in 2009, confirming a finding that Gallup first noted in June.
40% of Americans describe their political views as conservative
36% as moderate
20% as liberal
This marks a shift from 2005 through 2008, when moderates were tied with conservatives as the most prevalent group.

Where do you stand on the other Poll Issues: (See Below)

 
grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 8:08 AM on Nov. 1, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I am in the 40% conservative group; in the group that thinks the government is regulating business and industry too much (45%); is doing too much for others (57%); and in this day and age, in this country, with all of the OSHA and employment regulations laws on the books, think Unions have exceeded their usefulness!

    I also believe that global warming as a "man made occurrence" is over exaggerated (41%); I am in the 47% Pro-Life category (with exceptions according to the Hyde Amendment), and I'm in the group that would like to see the government promote traditional values (53%), I mean if the government MUST be involved in our lives, the least they can do is set a good traditional system of values--we have become a society of loose morals and zero accountability/responsibility! Is it really that surprising that those who embrace traditional values tend to be the more stable and successful people in this country?
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:32 AM on Nov. 1, 2009

  • Perceptions that there is too much government regulation of business and industry jumped from 38% in September 2008 to 45% in September 2009.


    The percentage of Americans saying they would like to see labor unions have less influence in the country rose from 32% in August 2008 to a record-high 42% in August 2009.


     

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:09 AM on Nov. 1, 2009

  • Americans' belief that the global warming problem is "exaggerated" in the news rose from 35% in March 2008 to 41% in March 2009.


    The percentage of Americans who consider themselves "pro-life" on abortion rose from 44% in May 2008 to 51% in May 2009, and remained at a slightly elevated 47% in July 2009.

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:10 AM on Nov. 1, 2009

  • The propensity to want the government to "promote traditional values" -- as opposed to "not favor any particular set of values" -- rose from 48% in 2008 to 53% in 2009.


    Current support for promoting traditional values is the highest seen in five years.


     

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:11 AM on Nov. 1, 2009

  • eh..i don't usually gage my fellow americans by polls. i refer to what i hear them say. of course, that in and of itself is slanted, seeing that i don't run around the country asking random americans their opinions.
    i am suprised, however, to see some of those results. personally, i didn't think the country was leaning conservative/traditional. and from what i 'hear', most people are still OK with govt regulation/control. ''dey wuldn't be da gubment iffen dey ditn no what deys doin..doh!'' *sign*
    where do i stand? i think you know.
    thehairnazi

    Answer by thehairnazi at 8:21 AM on Nov. 1, 2009

  • This doesn't surprise me at all.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 8:21 AM on Nov. 1, 2009

  • Well, its the Gallup Poll. They are very trusted in their research method and for being non-biased. I don't live my life by polls, unlike politicians, but you do get the sense of the feelings of your fellow citizens. What I find interesting is the fact the leading democrats will stand up and tell you the majority of Americans favor UHC and then you see the polls which tells you something completely different. They don't quote their source (just polls show). Then you realize they either out-and-out lie, or they think if they say it then - POOF! - it's true.

    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 8:30 AM on Nov. 1, 2009

  • hairnazi--


    i am suprised, however, to see some of those results. personally, i didn't think the country was leaning conservative/traditional. and from what i 'hear', most people are still OK with govt regulation/control. ''dey wuldn't be da gubment iffen dey ditn no what deys doin..doh!'' *sign* where do i stand? i think you know.


    rolling on floor

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:34 AM on Nov. 1, 2009

  • lol
    thehairnazi

    Answer by thehairnazi at 8:50 AM on Nov. 1, 2009

  • The propensity to want the government to "promote traditional values" -- as opposed to "not favor any particular set of values" -- rose from 48% in 2008 to 53% in 2009.

    This nation needs more traditional values and less progressive ones. So happy to see the polls are stating what more americans feel.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:03 AM on Nov. 1, 2009

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