Is Barack Obama A Centrist?

On line polls have minimal meaning but I found this one at The Economist interesting. If an American conservative magazine were to have a poll as to Barack  Obama’s ideology, a majority of their readership would be deluded enough to claim he is a socialist. Of course to uninformed conservatives, socialism means a slight increase in the marginal tax rate on millionaires as opposed to its actual meaning of public ownership of the means of production.

Readers of The Economist are more in touch with reality than readers of American conservative publications. The Economist  asked if Barack Obama is a centrist. At present most of their readers believe he is a centrist by an  almost two to one margin:

Of course a centrist remains far more liberal than today’s ultra-right wing Republican Party so I don’t want to hear any of the Bush2 nonsense which comes from some on the far left.


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    Deborah Montesano says:

    Obama is a mystery and, possibly, unknowable.  I make a case in my (left of liberal) blog that he is a Zen spirit and, thus,unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.

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    John Sonntag says:

    RT @ronchusid: Is Barack Obama A Centrist? #p2 #p21 #topprog Note to stupid Repubs/TPers: Obama is a centrist.

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