POLL DU JOUR

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

51 per­cent of U.S. vot­ers de­scribe them­selves as “cen­trists.”

71 per­cent say that when they vote, they are “vot­ing for the lesser of two evils.”

55 per­cent of that group are mod­er­ates, 36 per­cent are Democrats and 36 per­cent are in­de­pen­dents. 28 per­cent are Repub­li­cans, 25 per­cent are con­ser­va­tives and 15 per­cent sup­port the tea party.

48 per­cent of cen­trists say they “vote equally” for Democrats or Repub­li­cans.

36 per­cent of cen­trists over­all are “hope­ful” about the na­tion’s fu­ture; 35 per­cent are “anx­ious.” 34 per­cent own a firearm; 26 per­cent de­scribe them­selves as “pro-life.” Source: An Esquire/NBC News sur­vey of 2,410 reg­is­tered U.S. vot­ers con­ducted Aug. 5-11 and re­leased Tues­day.

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