The Incredible Disappearing Elephant

Reporting on the new ABC/Washington Post poll has mostly focused on support for a public health care option. But the poll also shows that, while Republicans have succeeded in stonewalling Democratic initiatives in Congress, they have not managed to rebuild their party.

Only 20 percent of respondents identified themselves as Republicans -- the lowest number since 1983.

Read more @Huffington Post.

...not mention of where the TEA Party stands in the numbers.


Roadkill said...

Interesting. Perhaps the Republicans have exhausted themselves over the past 150 years fighting slavery, fascism, communism, and Islamicism.

Fortunately, Conservativism has not fared anywhere near as badly. This is from Gallup.com today:

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

The rest of it is here:


Sunny B said...


As I've repeated numerous times here on this highly repsect blog, if a true conservative every runs for office, I will vote for them.

Do you think true conservatives would take campaign contributions for big business interests that might want them to vote in their direction? I would think conservatives would push back as much government intervention as business intervention.

Also, does conservatvism imply free makets?