Meacham: We're a Conservative Country | Newsweek Politics: Campaign 2008 | Newsweek.comSo are we a centrist country, or a right-of-center one? I think the latter, because the mean to which most Americans revert tends to be more conservative than liberal. . . . nearly twice as many people call themselves conservatives as liberals (40 percent to 20 percent), and Republicans have dominated presidential politics—in many ways the most personal, visceral vote we cast—for 40 years. Since 1968, Democrats have won only three of 10 general elections (1976, 1992 and 1996). . . .
I think I heard before that the survey originally came from Rasmussen, but I'm not 100% sure.