The Criminal Mainstream Media Lies About How Conservative the US Is
thus skewing US politicians to the right.... which benefits the evil PTB/elites.
Broockman and Skovron find that all legislators consistently believe their constituents are more conservative than they actually are. This includes Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives. But conservative legislators generally overestimate the conservatism of their constituents by 20 points. “This difference is so large that nearly half of conservative politicians appear to believe that they represent a district that is more conservative on these issues than is the most conservative district in the entire country,” Broockman and Skovron write. This finding held up across a range of issues.
Surprised? I'm not. The study doesn't answer the question as to why this might be, but I have a quick answer: the political media and the donor class are more conservative than the rest of us. I don't know how many thousands of times I've heard the phrase "it's a conservative country" from pundits and commentators but I've heard it many times. And it isn't just that explicit belief, but a whole set of assumptions that permeate the commentary at every level. It goes all the way back to Joseph Kraft's famous column from 1968 to today when you hear the media complain about the voters being stupid and selfish when they seem not to support conservative policies for their own good.