Musings of the Great Eric

The Republicans are screwed, according to Pew

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A couple of days ago Pew Research Center published a study on trends in core political attitudes, showing a substantial shift towards traditional Democrat and liberal positions since 1994. The immediate implication is that the political future looks pretty good for Democrats in 2008 and beyond.

According to the study, the attitude towards the role of government has been shifting since 1994, when the Republicans took over, and social conservatism has seen an accelerated decline. It begs the question of why though, and that’s what I’m curious about. The sentiment against the Republican party is understandable enough, but why have core political values been shifting like this?

Try as I might I can’t think of a good explanation for it (and I’ve had this half finished post open all weekend trying to think of one). So I’m basically throwing it out to any readers or passers-by of this blog. Any theories you’d care to leave in the comments would be much appreciated.


Written by Eric

March 26, 2007 at 9:03 am

Posted in Culture, Politics

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  1. I think that the people of today are seeing Republicans as old and dated. They think of them as the previous generation, and, of course, they are getting bored with this previous generation. The Democratic ideas seem new and popular and almost rebellious. In short, they appealed to rebellious adolescents years ago, and they still appeal to them today.

    …I think everyone got bored with the whole Republican mindset.


    April 16, 2007 at 10:58 pm

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    July 4, 2007 at 10:05 pm

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