Wednesday, May 11, 2005

''Beyond Red vs. Blue''

"A Pew Research Center survey finds that "the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, helped redraw the political landscape in America, giving President Bush and the Republicans an advantage over the Democrats," the Washington Post reports. Interestingly, the results "suggest that Bush's reelection depended not just on motivating the Republican base" -- as is the conventional wisdom -- "but also on his success in attracting swing voters and even some Democrats."

However, the Los Angeles Times notes that the though the "landscape coming out of the 2004 election favored Republicans," there's "no guarantee that Republicans have solidified their hold on things."

The Baltimore Sun covers the surprise result of the poll, observing there "was strong support for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton among some Republican voters."

To find out where you fall on Pew’s political spectrum, complete this survey."-from Political Wire. Turns out I'm a "Liberal." Go figure.

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