Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Republicans Are Proud, Democrats Not So Much

Gallup recently asked our people whether they are proud to be Americans. As you might guess, significantly more Republicans said yes (92%) than did Democrats (67%) or Independents (73%).

Looking at historical data about this question, Gallup concludes:
Historically, Democrats' patriotism appears to have been susceptible to considerations such as which party occupies the White House and how the U.S. is faring internationally, while Republicans' patriotism has been more consistent over time.
Your basic Democrat can be a sunshine patriot, your basic Republican has America's back. Hat tip to Instapundit for the link, and to Thomas Paine for the "sunshine patriot" concept.