Byron York: Obama Moves America to the Right

Posted on October 26, 2009

From the Washington Examiner:

Obama’s policies are pushing independents to the right:

On a related issue, the Gallup organization is finding a new trend toward conservatism. Gallup conducts thousands of interviews with Americans each year and always asks respondents to describe their political views. So far in 2009, 40 percent of those surveyed call themselves conservative. That’s up from 37 percent in 2007 and 2008, when the percentage of people who called themselves conservative fell to its lowest point in more than a decade.

The change is entirely attributable to movement among independents. In Gallup’s 2008 interviews, 29 percent of independents described themselves as conservative. This year, 35 percent do.

Let’s hope it pays off in 2010.

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