The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

Number of Americans Deeming Democrats Too Liberal Hits Near-Record



In the past two years, Americans have become increasingly likely to describe the Democratic Party’s views as “too liberal” (49 percent), and less likely to say its views are “about right” (38 percent). Americans’ views of the Republican Party, on the other hand, have moderated slightly, with a dip in the percentage saying the GOP is too conservative from 43% last year to 40% today, and an increase in the percentage saying it is about right, from 34 percent to 41 percent.

Gallup notes this figure of 49 percent is one percentage point below the all-time high, 50 percent, measured after the 1994 elections.

Tags: 2010


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