36% of Voters Say They’re Politically Conservative, 27% Say Liberal

Thirty-six percent (36%) of voters nationwide consider themselves to be politically conservative while 27% say they’re liberal. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 31% view themselves as moderate.

Those totals include 18% who are Very Conservative and 11% who are Very Liberal.

Seventy-five percent (75%) of Republicans are conservative while 55% of Democrats are liberal. Among Independent voters, 46% are moderate and the rest are evenly divided.

In the suburbs, 36% are conservative, 30% moderate, and 30% liberal.

In urban areas, the numbers are 34% liberal, 28% moderate, and 30% conservative.

In rural America, 40% are conservative, 37% moderate, and 13% liberal.

Data released earlier showed that 65% of voters view Donald Trump as conservative while 55% see Joe Biden as liberal.

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The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted by Scott Rasmussen using a mixed mode approach from August 27-29, 2020. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Most respondents were contacted online or via text while 188 were contacted using automated phone polling techniques. Certain quotas were applied to the overall sample and lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.

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