Thursday, October 23, 2008

Are the American people moving left?


"NBC and the Wall Street Journal ask whether “government should do more to solve problems and help people” or “is doing too many things better left to businesses and individuals.” In December 1995, a 62-32 percent majority picked the first option. In October of this year, only a 47-45 plurality did."

Read the whole thing.
And use this against those declaring that the era of Reagan is over, blah blah blah.
Not only is Ponnuru's evidence persuasive, but think of this: if the era of Reagan was truly over, Barack Obama wouldn't have to run while desperately disguising himself as a conservative--claiming for example that he wishes to give 95% of the country a tax cut.
That's a conservative position. It's significant that he feels the need to adopt it.