I love polls, the percentages and averages of things. That’s one reason I like to read TownHall magazine. In each and every issue they have polls. They give snapshots of how Americans are thinking at any given moment in time. In the January issue, that I was able to finish reading, thanks to my mini, yet unexpected vacation in Germany, I was able to read the polls. So I thought I would share a few with you in this posting.
(All poll results taken from TownHall January 2011 pg. 80: Rasmussen conducted the polls)
51% of Americans fear that the government will do to much to “help” the economy, 39% believe they will not do enough. And 10% have no clue.
In another poll Americans were asked if the Government was currently operating with in the limits of the Constitution of the United Stated. 44% said no, 39% said yes and 17% have no idea what is happening to America or know what the Constitution is all about.
Interesting numbers, if you take the time to think about it. Nearly half of Americans feel the government is over stepping the powers granted to them by the people in the Constitution. 44% in no majority, but it is also no minority. Most Americans understand that our government is taking freedom from us, and giving power to themselves. Add to that that a majority, 51%, of Americans feel the government is doing to much the “help” the economy and we get a better over all picture of what we think of our current situation. Add to that the following facts:
66% of Americans fell the federal payroll should be cut by 10%, that’s just another way of saying Government is to big, we want and need a smaller, less intrusive government. Yet if we listen to the pundits on the left we would believe that Americans want more government oversight and intrusions into our daily lives.
How can the left media, politicians and just basic left leaning citizens continue to believe the lies they tell? I have heard many a great conservative radio host stating they believe that the left truly believe what they are saying, I find this hard to believe.
I have posted before about a leftist friend I have. One who believes in the “principles” of the left ideology, regardless of the facts. Over the years I have proven, with hard core facts, that the left hurts America, the the left hurts the minorities and the left is nothing but a cover up for a socialistic form of government, one set on taking freedom and retaining power. Yes she is on moved by this, she remains left.
Sure she will admit, if pushed in to a corner, that the social programs intended to help minorities, the poor or other left issues, ultimately end p hurting them, but remains committed to the “idea” of it all.
It is mind boggling that educated people can think that way. I just don’t get it.
If, for example, it is proven, with out a doubt, that conservatives give more time, money and even blood than liberals do, would you not as a liberal want to rethink your standing and belief that liberals are the “Party of compassion”? Logically that would make sense, but no, the left continues to lie about that, they continue to paint the Conservatives and money hungry anti-poor cruel, beat your kids kind of people. Yet the book “Who really Cares” proves, with out a doubt, that it is the Conservatives who gives more to charities, all types, donate more time at the soup kitchens and donates more blood to the red cross. And the truly interesting fact is this, the author was on a mission to prove that it was the LIBERALS who cared more. He was a liberal set out to undermine the conservatives, but the facts just would not work in his favor. Ultimately he had to do something that most liberals would never do, he had to print the truth. Yet my liberal friend, who read the book, agreed she was shocked, still stands by the bleeding heart mantra that conservatives are the enemy of the poor. Amazing!
I just don’t get it….
Truth be told, I don’t think the liberals really care about facts, facts only get in the way of total domination over the people. Facts are the enemy of the state, and liberals believe in the state as if the state was a god. So maybe that’s why I just don’t get it, because I believe the state is just a means for the people to govern themselves. I believe in the people, were as liberals believe in the state, the concept of Big Government, the nanny state who cares for you from birth (if you make it that far) till death.
I just love polls and facts, they are so interesting, even when I may not like the out comes. I will admit I have been taken back by a few polls that questioned my understanding or belief in something. And I will do more follow up research on the topic, and from time to time I have changed my views on certain topics. But over all, I find that most social and political polls reinforce my conservative point of view. And that makes since, considering that most Americans consider themselves to be conservative and pro-life.
Thus far in 2009, 40% of Americans interviewed in national Gallup Poll surveys describe their political views as conservative, 35% as moderate, and 21% as liberal. This represents a slight increase for conservatism in the U.S. since 2008, returning it to a level last seen in 2004. The 21% calling themselves liberal is in line with findings throughout this decade, but is up from the 1990s.
A new Gallup Poll, conducted May 7-10, finds 51% of Americans calling themselves "pro-life" on the issue of abortion and 42% "pro-choice." This is the first time a majority of U.S. adults have identified themselves as pro-life since Gallup began asking this question in 1995.
So over all I am in step with America, one day I hope the liberals will join in…