Presidents Plotted Along Liberal-Conservative Scale

Barack Obama George Bush Bill Clinton 169x120 Presidents Plotted Along Liberal Conservative ScaleWe’re moving further from the center.

Voteview has mapped out estimated positions of U.S. presidents in the post-WWII era. These values are derived from a number of “presidential support” votes where the commander in chief had to favor a particular outcome.

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As you can see, the conservatives are becoming more conservative while the liberals have remained generally flat, or slightly closer to center.

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