Party ID and Political Ideology

What’s the relationship over time?

The chart above showcases political identification by ideology from 1992-2017. This poll was constructed by Gallup Polling. Gallup has been the country’s gold-standard for polling since the 1930s. Gallup conducts political polls and takes surveys to better understand the political mood of the nation.  Examine the above chart and answer the questions below.

1.What does it mean to be a conservative, liberal, and moderate in American politics today?

2. What trends do you notice in Americans self-reported description of their own ideology? What factors may have caused these shifts?

3. What are the consequences of these shifts? In other words, how might politicians behave because of these long-term trends?