What is the percentage of liberals vs. conservatives in America.
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Here is an interesting article that suggests that the number of self-identified conservatives has increased in recent years:

Self-Identified Conservatives: The Largest Segment of the 2010 Electorate

 

I believe this number shifts quite a bit over time but this article suggest that exit polls in 2010 reflect a more conservative electorate. (Conservatives - 41%, Moderates 29%, Liberals 20%)

 

Obviously the weekly standard is a conservative publication and these numbers are based on very high republican turnout in the 2010 elections.

 

I would suggest that the 2008 numbers (Conservatives - 34%, Moderate 44%, Liberal 22%) should reflect higher democratic turnout and thus be much more liberal.

 

It is interesting that the percentage of liberals has not changed significantly.  This could be a sign that those who identify themselves as moderate probably lean to the conservative side.

 

Many have suggested the United States is a center-right country.  I believe that to be the case.

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