Some interesting polling via Gallup worth thinking about as the next presidential election approaches:
The percentage of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents who describe themselves as both social and economic conservatives has dropped to 42%, the lowest level Gallup has measured since 2005. The second-largest group of Republicans (24%) see themselves as moderate or liberal on both social and economic issues, while 20% of all Republicans are moderate or liberal on social issues but conservative on economic ones.
What does this mean for the kinds of GOP presidential candidates that would be successful?
Is the country less conservative or have conservative candidates failed to present their message convincingly?
Could the right conservative candidate, with good communication skills and a solid marketing strategy, still hit home with the American majority?
In light of this poll, how well would a libertarian candidate do?
Are the messages of freedom and personal responsibility no longer popular? Or do candidates simply not present those messages in a way that the public can get behind?
Let me know what you think. Tweet me @JedediahBila with your thoughts.
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