Graph of the Day for June 28, 2010

"You'll be hearing a lot about ‘Obama the liberal' between now and November.  It's a standard technique from the Republican playbook: brand Democratic opponents as ‘tax-and-spend liberals.'", June 2008.

"Let's be blunt: there is no progressive alternative [to President Obama].  If the president loses in 2012, we will lose too, and the country will once again be in the hands of rightwing extremism.  There is no option to the left of President Obama..."  Sam Webb, Chair of the Communist Party USA, June 2010.

Sources:  Gallup and Rasmussen.

Hoven's Index for June 28, 2010

Difference between percentages of self-identified conservatives and liberals (positive number means more conservatives than liberals) as of February 2010:

Alabama (most conservative):  +34.6%

Arkansas:  +28.4%

Arizona:  +20.5%

Ohio (median):  +20.2%

Illinois:  +12.1%

California:  +7.7%

Vermont (least conservative state):  +0.8%

DC:  -14.8%

Source:  Gallup.

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