◼ Self-professed conservatives now outnumber self-professed liberals in the United States, 42 percent to 21 percent - CNS
Over the past two decades, according to Gallup, the percentage of Americans describing themselves as conservative has gradually increased, rising from 36 percent who said they were conservative in 1992.
◼ The Republicans' Rising Satisfaction Quotient - Karl Rove/Wall Street Journal
Conventional wisdom says GOP voters are unenthusiastic with their candidates. The evidence suggests otherwise.... It's ...now taken as received wisdom that Republicans are unenthusiastic about their candidates, but evidence suggests otherwise. In the Aug. 18-22 Associated Press poll, 64% of Republicans said they were "satisfied" with the GOP field, up from 52% in June. The Sept. 25-27 Fox News poll found 63% of Republicans "impressed" with their choices, up from 44% in April. By comparison, in a mid-October 1991 CBS/New York Times poll, only 18% of Democrats were "satisfied" with their field and 64% wanted someone else to enter the race.