That fundamental pattern held until about 2002, during the first half of President George W. Bush’s first term in office. From 2002 via spanning the Iraq War beneath Bush and the Barack Obama presidency — the liberal share increased approximately one percentage level a 12 months, while the odds average and conservative fell.
The the rest have been extra likely to identify as conservative than liberal, though conservatives’ edge with this group has been shrinking lately and is now simply six points — it was 17 points at its widest in 2009. In 1994, almost half of Democrats described their views as moderate while equal percentages, at 25%, recognized themselves as liberal and conservative.
Take, for instance, an essay about Brexit by Linda Colley entitled Can History Help? If one were to summarise the essay in two words they might be ‘embrace change’. The problem with the UK, she maintains, … Read More