Only 2% Hate the 1%
So the Gallup poll is out, two different Gallup polls. According to Gallup, for more than three years now, 40% of Americans describe their views as conservative; 35% as moderate; 21% as liberal. So, as I so poignantly, saliently inquired the previous hour, why is it that all of the polling organizations like Gallup continue to oversample Democrats and independents? Forty percent conservative. We know they’re not Democrats. What percentage do you think might be Democrat? There might be some in there. The old Reagan Democrats, so forth. But given our culture and given the way the media presents life in this country, this is a stunning poll result: 40% of people identify themselves as being conservative.
That’s a little short of amazing. Just imagine how conservative this country would be if we had a level playing field. Imagine how conservative this country would be if conservatism was not-of-was an maligned, impugned, laughed at, made fun of, and all that. Imagine if the entire establishment, the news media, the entertainment industry, educational system, publishing, imagine if they were not all lockstep liberals, imagine what this country would be like. In other words, imagine if more people were allowed to hear more of the truth. This is why, folks, for me it’s all ideological. Ideas are ideological. It’s not party versus party. It’s liberal versus everybody else. And that’s why I’ve always believed the more time we spend telling people about liberalism and liberals, the much greater advance we would make.
The second Gallup poll is this one. “Americans name jobs, the national debt, continuing economic decline, outsourcing, and politicians’ bickering — including President Obama and Congress — when asked to say what worries them most about the national economy at this time.” The first three on the list, the national debt, jobs, and continuing economic decline make up 51%. Those three. The other stuff is small potatoes. You have to go down to the bottom of the list to find out how many people say that the divide between rich and poor is one of their primary concerns. In fact, the number is 2%. Two percent. It’s up there with campaign finance reform. Only 2% consider the divide between rich and poor.