A 2009 Gallup poll reveals that conservatives outnumber liberals two to one, but it also reveals that the real battle is to win the hearts and minds of the great American middle mass—the moderates.[i]
This poll revealed that in every state of the nation conservatives outnumber liberals—the only exception is the liberal-land of Washington D.C. What about the “left coast”? California has 7% more conservatives than liberals. What about the mecca of liberalism, New York? New York has 6% more conservatives than liberals. What about the home of the godfather of American liberalism, Ted Kennedy? Even in Massachusetts, conservatives outnumber liberals by 1%. Vermont ties that. Who would have thought it? Even in the liberal battleground for public unions, Wisconsin has 17% more conservatives than liberals.
So, why are conservatives taking a beating?