Labels Matter: Progressive Better than Liberal, Reagan-Like Better than Conservative
During last Monday’s Democratic Presidential debate, Senator Hillary Clinton indicated that she preferred to be called “progressive” rather than “liberal.” The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that is probably a good move--Americans are more receptive to the term progressive. Just 20% said they consider it a positive description to call a candidate politically liberal while 39% would view that description negatively.
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