Take Our New Poll: Biggest Challenges Facing Moderates Today
It’s that time again: I’m curious to discover what our readers see as the main challenges for American moderates in 2009 and beyond. Find the poll in the column at far right, click on the question to open it, and add your own votes. (You can select up to three choices this time.) Then find out how you compare to your fellow moderates. I’ll let the votes collect for a month or so before I report the results to you. (But you can sneak a peek simply by reopening the poll link.)
Now for the results from our first poll: “What are the most dangerous influences in the U.S. today?”
Well, we seemed to conclude that, on the whole, the right poses more of a threat than the left. The biggest single vote-getter was “The Religious Right,” with 26% of the votes. “Big corporations” accounted for another 16%, and “Wall Street” garnered 11%. That’s a total of 53% for combined right-wing threats.
On the left, “Big Government/Big Spending” nabbed a healthy 21% of the vote (second only to the Religious Right), and the “Far Left” trailed behind with 11%. That adds up to 32% for left-wing threats.
Politically indeterminate choices like “The Internet,” “Lobbyists” and “Other” accounted for the remaining votes. Shockingly, not a single poll respondent voted for “Texting While Driving.”