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Gallup: More Mainers call themselves
conservative than liberal or moderate

Bangor Daily News [ME], by Robert Long

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Posted By:mikkins2, 2/2/2013 8:47:14 AM

Augusta, Maine — Republicans who lost elections in November will be skeptical, but far more Mainers identified themselves as politically conservative than liberal in 2012, according to a Gallup analysis released Friday. The highest number of Mainers that Gallup polled during 2012 — 36.3 percent — identified themselves as conservative, while 35.4 percent labeled themselves politically moderate. Only one in every four Mainers surveyed by Gallup in 2012 identified themselves as politically liberal. Despite that ideological breakdown, Maine voters last year swept Democrats

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/2/2013 8:53:12 AM     (No. 9153842)

How does that explain their 2 female Senators who are anything but?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 2/2/2013 8:54:02 AM     (No. 9153847)

gee..
i guess it what the MSM defines as "conservative" is what really matters..

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 2/2/2013 9:05:47 AM     (No. 9153874)

It all depends on the meaning of "conservative."

These Maine dunces think that having the government take care of you from cradle to grave is a conservative position.

Don´t even try to make sense out of people who are that dumb.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: LanieLou, 2/2/2013 9:07:05 AM     (No. 9153883)

It no longer matters. With the entire voting system rigged, who cares ?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: HotRodLincoln, 2/2/2013 9:11:09 AM     (No. 9153894)

At this point what difference does it make?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: excalgalcg, 2/2/2013 9:26:50 AM     (No. 9153923)

I live here and don´t answer polling calls. They all lie.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: wyowumin, 2/2/2013 9:37:07 AM     (No. 9153955)

Do the citizens of Maine have any idea at all what the meaning of the word "conservative" is? They seem to have "conservative" confused with "socialism".

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 2/2/2013 9:53:01 AM     (No. 9154004)

Most Mainers also consider themselves loquacious...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 2/2/2013 9:59:06 AM     (No. 9154021)

In all the statistics cited in the article, very few states have even 30% liberals. So how do Democrats win? A lot of liberals are ashamed to self-identify as one.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: smcchk, 2/2/2013 10:06:48 AM     (No. 9154040)

I recall Maine being blue on Nov. 6. Please clarify, Maine?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: dman, 2/2/2013 10:08:16 AM     (No. 9154047)

The fact that a plurality of Americans, let alone Mainers, consider themselves conservative and the fact that Emperor NerØbama is arguably the worst POTUS in history and the fact that the economy remains in the tank despite fudged government "statistics" leads only to the conclusion that the GOP is totally ineffective and needs to be replaced.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: jimK1, 2/2/2013 10:11:49 AM     (No. 9154059)

I read the article in the Blaze and came to the conclusion that Gallup has been snookered badly.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: tatterdemalion, 2/2/2013 10:17:05 AM     (No. 9154073)

Lots of red and purple States vote for Marxists.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Susannah, 2/2/2013 10:39:40 AM     (No. 9154129)

Remember this the nest time someone touts a poll "proving" that the U.S. is a center-right or right country. The word "conservative" has become meaningless to many people.

Describe yourself as a "classical liberal." That´s pretty much what a conservative is, certainly one who believes in individual liberty.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 2/2/2013 12:01:46 PM     (No. 9154322)

Even if true, 36% isn´t enough to win an election for dogcatcher. The so-called ´moderates´ are the folks who simply agree with the prevailing political atmosphere which, in Maine, is left of center.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 2/2/2013 12:37:50 PM     (No. 9154407)

They may consider themselves conservative, but their voting belies that. Especially since their voting isn´t skewed by inflated minority votes (very few minorities in Maine).

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