Sunday, January 25, 2009

Bush II blowback

The George Bush II reign did significant damage to Republican popularity in America. The most obvious indication of this was the national election of 2008. However, the Clarion Content recently heard another one. This one was likely especially heartening for liberal politicians. The 43rd annual "American Freshman" survey, a national survey by UCLA researchers, found the share of students who described themselves as liberal was 31%, which was the highest percentage since 1973.

The Los Angeles Times also reports that the college freshmen surveyed, "showed increased support for what are often viewed as liberal causes: 66.2% are in favor of same-sex marriages; 41.3% favor legalization of marijuana; only 28% want more military spending, a large drop since the aftermath of the 2001 terrorist attacks." The Clarion Content would like to note that all of those causes could be viewed as libertarian, too.

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