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Conservatives on Top

Recorded on January 13, 2012

From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.

It's generally accepted that the national media are liberal, and the education establishment is liberal. But what about the America people themselves.

For the third straight year, polling by Gallup shows that only a fifth of the country considers themselves liberal.

40% of us consider ourselves conservatives. 35% claim to be moderates. And only 21% will call themselves liberals.

Of course that leaves 4% who maybe are just befuddled.

The numbers are pretty steady, according to Gallup. The only real change has been people moving out of the moderate category for the last twenty years, and embracing the label of liberal or conservative. And that's twice as many conservatives in the country as liberals.

You might never guess it from what Hollywood or the TV networks put on the screen, but the biggest group of us are conservatives.

From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.