Gallup Poll: Conservatives Eclipse Liberals 40% to 26% in U.S.

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In its latest Values and Beliefs Survey, Gallup concluded that America is shifting back to being more conservative, despite the liberal agenda being promoted by the media and the White House.  The survey showed that conservatives eclipse liberals on social policies and the economy.  Gallup explained, “The shift is mostly due to increasing social conservatism among Republicans, at a time when social issues such as transgender rights, abortion and other hot-button concerns are prominent in the national public debate.”  The poll showed that 38% claimed to be conservative on social issues while 29% said they were liberal.  Also, Gallup said younger people have shifted right on social issues.  A pollster said, “When asked to describe their political views overall, without reference to social or economic issues, 40% say they have conservative views, 31% moderate and 26% liberal.”