There’s a new Gallup poll out today that claims “in 2019, the ideological balance of the country remained center-right, with 37% of Americans, on average, identifying as conservative during the year, 35% as moderate and 24% as liberal.”
Only 24%? That’s what the poll found.
Hard to believe? Maybe, especially given how predominantly liberal the media, K-12 classrooms, academia, and show biz are.
Rush Limbaugh spoke about this on his program today. From the show’s transcript:
One of the things that I have made a point of over and over, and I have for many, many moons, is that most of us feel like we are being governed against our will. Obama, the Democrats win, and they govern against the will of the people. It’s a sinking sensation. And I have made the point over and over again that liberalism is not the majority of thinking in this country, and it’s not even close. And yet it appears to be the dominate way of thinking.
Here’s the bottom line. Gallup poll, latest: 24% of this country identifies as liberal. Twenty-four percent. Does that surprise you? Doesn’t it seem like they’re everywhere? Doesn’t it seem like they’re running the show? Doesn’t it seem like we are the minority? Doesn’t it seem like everywhere you turn there’s liberal dominance here, liberal dominance there?
The fact of the matter is, folks, we outnumber them nationwide. But, one of the two most influential areas determining public opinion? I would say that they are the media and education, and who owns those? The left. The Democrats. You throw in pop culture. Add pop culture to the day-to-day Drive-By Media, and you would be forgiven if your assumption was that we are vastly outnumbered and that we are a tiny minority and, as such, we are losing the country.
When in fact, in the Gallup poll, 24% of this country identifies itself as liberal — and the Gallup headline itself says it. According to the latest Gallup poll, even as America has become more liberal, it has remained a center-right nation — and I have been trying to pound this point home on issue after issue. We have never been even 50-50 on abortion. This country has always been center right, even on abortion.
One of the most frustrating things has been to run into Republicans telling me, “You gotta get ’em to stop talking about abortion. We’re never gonna win. We gotta drop it.” “Wrong! We lose.” “You gotta do something about the Christians, Rush.” I can’t tell you the number of people who have asked me, “You’ve gotta do something about the Christians.” “What do you mean, ‘do something about the Christians’?” “Get ’em to shut up!” “Why?”
“They’re killing us, Rush!” “Twenty-four million evangelical voters are killing us? You try to win elections without ’em,” I say, “You can’t do it.” But everybody falls prey to the media. Everybody buys the notion that if they’re a Republican or conservative, they’re in this distinct, tiny minority. It isn’t true. Even this headline’s a little misleading. “Yes, America Has Become More Liberal.” Who says? It has remained a center-right nation.