Thursday, May 19, 2011

Denver is Liberal, But its Politics Diverse

Although its politics is liberal, a majority of Denver voters describe themselves as moderate or conservative (54%). And, as reported in this blog before (May 6, 2011), Denver voters are closely divided on whether or not government needs more money (44% yes; 40% no).

In a recent survey, voters were asked their preference for political philosophy on a liberal to conservative scale and if they identified most firmly with the Democratic Party, Republican Party or neither party.

More than half (54%) describe themselves as Democrat and only 17 percent say they are Republican.

Only one-quarter of Democrats (26%) say they are very liberal. Two-thirds claim to be moderately liberal or middle-of-the-road. Similar with Republicans, although one-quarter identify themselves as very conservative, 69 percent say they are moderately conservative or middle-of-the-road.

Unaffiliated voters are also diverse in their political ideology, with about one-half (47%) claiming to be middle-of-the-road, but 24 percent saying they lean to the liberal side and 23 percent to the conservative side.

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