Buried below its rankings of the most conservative and liberal states,
The polling group did hedge the judgment by also stating that state-by-state, the ideological bends have “generally remained quite stable.”
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Their 2013 judgment was nearly identical to this year’s:
Americahas become a slightly more liberal and a slightly less conservative nation than it was in 2011 -- based on residents' self-reports of their ideology…”
Beyond the state-by-state trends, this survey seems to indicate that while President Obama might have fallen short of “fundamentally transforming” America, he has tilted the nation leftward, at the very least.
The comprehensive survey polled 177,034 adults in all 50 states and