Poll: Conservatives hold lead over liberals

A new poll released Monday found that, even in the Age of Obama, there has been a “slight increase” in the number of Americans who call themselves conservatives, outnumbering self-described liberals by a 2-to-1 margin.

The Gallup Poll organization said 40 percent of Americans interviewed in 10 surveys from January to May described themselves as conservative, 35 percent as moderate and 21 percent as liberal – a finding that could have a significant influence on the way President Obama’s agenda is perceived in the months to come.

The 40 percent figure for conservatives is the highest in nearly two decades.

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