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  10/1/2013, Tishrei 27, 5774

US Public 'Most Conservative since 1952'


Americans are in their most conservative "policy mood" since 1952, according to political scientist James Stimson's policy mood index, quoted by fellow political science expert Larry Bartels in the Washington Post. Stimson has been tracking the nation’s policy preferences using an index based on opinion surveys involving hundreds of specific policy questions on topics ranging from taxes and spending to environmental matters and gun control.