I do not like these polls that indicate the prevailing political philosophy of the whole of the people in this country.
Our Country was not founded to be driven by a prevailing philosophical monolith.
The country was founded as a confederation of States (peoples) that would be very loosely bound by a few principles on a national level & would be left to their own ways on a State/localized level.
Even if the majority of the country identifies as "conservative," the principles of federalism would allow the people of a more "liberal" State conduct their affairs as they feel best for them.
I am opposed to undue national Governance & therefore, subsequently opposed to national Governance being driven by a perceived prevailing ideology - whatever it may be.
Originally Posted by Patrick Henry June 4, 1788
"And here I would make this enquiry of those worthy characters who composed a part of the late Federal Convention. I am sure they were fully impressed with the necessity of forming a great consolidated Government, instead of a confederation. That this is a consolidated Government is demonstrably clear, and the danger of such a Government, is, to my mind, very striking. I have the highest veneration of those Gentlemen,--but, Sir, give me leave to demand, what right had they to say, We, the People. My political curiosity, exclusive of my anxious solicitude for the public welfare, leads me to ask who authorised them to speak the language of, We, the People, instead of We, the States? States are the characteristics, and the soul of a confederation. If the States be not the agents of this compact, it must be one great consolidated National Government of the people of all the States."