The PJ Tatler

Social/Fiscal Cons Outnumber Social/Fiscal Liberals Nearly 3-to-1

So says Rasmussen:

Voters remain slightly more conservative when it comes to fiscal policy than they are on social issues, while 29% still say they are conservative in both areas.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 10% of Likely Voters claim to be both fiscal and social liberals.  A majority (61%), however, are some other combination.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

When President Obama read that paragraph, he declared “That means 80% agree with me!”

These findings show virtually no change from early May.

Forty-four percent (44%) of voters classify themselves as conservative on fiscal issues such as taxes, government spending and business regulation.  Nearly as many (40%) view themselves as moderate on these issues, while 12% feel they are fiscal liberals.

On social issues like abortion, public prayer and Church-state topics, 40% of voters consider themselves conservative.  Thirty-one percent (31%) feel they are liberal in these areas, while 26% see themselves as socially moderate.

The latest results on both of these questions are little changed from surveys dating back to November 2007.

There are a whole lot of Captain Obviousish things I could say about this, but it’s Saturday and there’s no need to belabor the points. For all the pushing we get from the media and even from within our own side about how we should get with the times as a party (David Frum, I’m looking at you), fiscal/social cons are still among the nation’s largest voting segments. We greatly outnumber our opposites, and have for years. The numbers are steady. And everybody seems to know this instinctively: Even Obama keeps trying to position himself as a moderate when it’s obvious that he is in that 10% on the far left.