Update: Hopefully the chart is more readable now

A few months back, Bill Maher quipped that the Democratic Party had moved to the right and the Right had moved into a mental hospital. I don’t know about the mental hospital part, but according the Gallup the Democratic party has definitely moved to the right.

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Democrats became slightly less opposed to government regulation, though this is hard to judge as a strictly liberal/conservative divide in the wake of the financial crisis. Democrats also became less likely to be pro-choice.

On the other five issues polled, however, democrats have become more conservative.  Union support among democrats seems to be particularly hard hit.

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