America Is A Liberal Nation: More Americans Lean Towards Supporting Democrats

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Pew Research dug deep into the long term trends on party affiliation and found that more demographic groups lean Democratic than Republican, and more Americans lean towards supporting Democrats.

Pew found that Republicans are just who they are often thought to be. Mormons (+48) and Evangelical Christians (+46) were the heaviest skewing Republican groups followed by white Southerns (+21), white men with some or no college education (+21), white voters (+9), and voters age 69-86 (+4).

The demographic groups that tilt Democratic include Blacks (+69), Asians (+42), religiously unaffiliated (+36), postgraduate women (+35), Jewish (+30), Hispanics (+30), millennials (+16).

According to Pew, more Americans lean Democratic than Republican:

ost of those who identify as independents lean toward a party. And in many respects, partisan leaners have attitudes that are similar to those of partisans – they just prefer not to identify with a party. (See this appendix to our 2014 polarization report for an explainer on partisan “leaners.”)

The balance of leaned partisan affiliation has changed little in recent years: 48% identify with the Democratic Party or lean Democratic, while 39% identify as Republicans or lean toward the GOP. Democrats have led in leaned party identification among the public for most of the past two decades.

One of the reasons why Republicans have lost five of the last six popular votes in presidential elections is that more Americans lean towards supporting the Democratic Party. The media and Republicans like to perpetuate the myth that America is a conservative nation, but the reality is that America is a lot more liberal than conservatives care to admit.

Pew examined data from 1992-2014, and the result confirms that the Democratic Party is more diverse than the GOP. The key demographics for Republicans are centered around evangelicals, Mormons, whites, Southerners, men, and older Americans. This group is more likely to care about beliefs and social issues over economics and pocketbook politics.

With Democrats emphasizing middle-class economics and populist ideas, it is not surprising that they hold a built-in advantage with much of the national electorate. One of the byproducts of the Republican overseen Great Recession is that the country has moved left. Voters oppose the Republican agenda of trickle-down economics and tax cuts for the wealthy.

America is moving left, and if Republicans don’t come with it, they are going to a regional party that gets left behind.

23 Replies to “America Is A Liberal Nation: More Americans Lean Towards Supporting Democrats”

  1. Why aren’t Dems Doing This?

    The Largest Gathering of Free Minds.
    7-8-15 Planet Hollywood – Las Vegas.

    3 1/2 days of general sessions & breakout sessions, debates, panels and speeches.
    Even Paul Krugman will be speaking there!
    FreedomFest Topic:
    Debate: “How Can We Best Restore the American Dream”

    Wish our Dems could plan something special like this!

    It was Mark Twain who said:
    “I’m not part of any Organized Political Party….Nope, I’m A Democrat!


    Many Dems would be honored/thrilled to meet-up similarly minded Americans for the sharing of Ideas/Intentions/Goals!

    I’d love to even attend this one in the Enemy Camp.

    Anyone else want to meet-up in Vegas, July 8th? (It’s Expensive)

    Check it out:

  2. The GOP mobilizes the fear of people and gets them out to vote and to block everyone else.
    The population is more interested in trivial information than their personal rights and obligations as citizens.

  3. no matter how much the Republicans want to re-write history or how hard the so called ‘Christians’ try to rationalize America as conservative and ‘Christian’ America itself was founded as a liberal left country…

    the idea of all equal under the law and the Government governs thru the consent of the governed was a pretty radical idea in the 1700s…

    and yeah… I know that plenty of people wanted to limit voting to property owners only… slavery… involuntary servitude… which sorta seems the part of the ‘TRUE’ United States the Republicans and faux Christians want to return to…

  4. The RightWing whips them into a frenzy of Fear…you’re right!
    All Dems need is to whip them into a frenzy of Truth!

    I sent the above Post to Robert Reich…

    Ask your other Dem Political Leaders why we don’t have ‘Meet-ups’? Not all Democrats are dirt poor!

  5. Yes, most Americans believe in progressive ideals. Too bad more democrats politicians are not going that way.

  6. Tatiana, that would be:

    Throw in a side order of e-vote tampering (a claim I don’t remember seeing proof for – but Anonymous [the hacktivist group] said in 2012 elections they had proof of R-Money trying to rig the machines his son’s company made….).

  7. “Dred Scott turned People into Property. Citizens United turned Property into People”

    Republicans have *Citizens United Money* to Burn!

  8. If Americans voted by issue and not by party, the Republicans would all be out of office, and a truly liberal party would rise from their absence …

  9. As we learned from the Chicago mayoral election, liberals are a minority in the Democratic party.

  10. How much of this is “liberalism” and how much of it is people wanting a return to a more equitable system of governance for one and all?

  11. It’s impossible for an entire nation such as America to
    to collectively have all heads up asses. So yes, democrats
    get busy pulling on fux fiends’ shoulders.

  12. No conservative is Christian.
    No Christian is conservative.

    Christianity is an early form of socialism.

    Matthew 6:19-24
    Matthew 16:19-26
    Matthew 22:15-22
    Matthew 25:31-46
    Luke 16:19-31 (the parable of Lazarus)

    There is no forgiveness for loving money and having tax cuts. It is an absolute evil. Ronald Reagan is burning in Hell right now, and will be joined by Dick Cheney and Newt Gingrich.

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