With all the “outrage” against president obama, the screaming mobs in townhall meetings railing against healthcare, the pundits attacking him day in and day out, it’s easy to suppose that we’re swinging back to the right after the last election.
We’re actually not it turns out, conservatives just cast a bigger shadow. The mobs are artificial, as anyone who follows the news knows, they’re repeating glen beck talking points verbatim and the health insurance industry is bussing them in to disrupt the meetings. When you actually take the time to poll people, 3 out of every 4 of them think we need healthcare reform.
And I just read this from gallup. They’re polling to see who considers themselves a democrat or leans democratic, vs who considers/identifies republican to see where the advantage lies state to state for each party.
As you can see a whopping 30 of the 50 states are democratic or lean democratic, and of the rest only 4 unambiguously lean republican.
The breakdown state by state is this:
But what is more interesting to me is that of the 9 states that changed from 2008, 7 changed in favor of democrats:
So all in all the country is becoming more liberal/democratic despite the republican party trying desperately to get it’s power back. Now I’m not a fan of the democrats exactly. I’m not a democrat, I’m an independant. But right now anything but republican.