Gallup: Fewer Economic Conservatives in U.S. - the Hill’s on the Money
eople in the U.S. are growing less likely to call themselves economically conservative, according to new data from Gallup.
In all, roughly four in 10 now say they’re economic conservatives, down from 51 percent in 2010 - a high water mark for the Tea Party movement.
That drop, Gallup found, has coincided with slight increases in people calling themselves economic moderates and liberals.
According to Gallup, 37 percent of people now say they’re moderates, up from 30 percent in 2009 and 33 percent in 2010. Nineteen percent say they’re liberals, roughly the same as 2009’s 18 percent but also up from 15 percent in 2010.
Gallup said those economic figures came as the number of people calling themselves social liberal reached a new peak.
The new poll figures come months before Democrats and Republicans in Washington will negotiate over how to raise the debt ceiling