Do Republicans not believe in evolution because they don’t know how to evolve along with American attitudes?
Since 1999, Gallup has been tracking the ideology of Americans, asking them whether they consider themselves socially conservative or socially liberal. This year, for the very first time, the same number of people identified as socially liberal as socially conservative.
The same poll also asks people whether they consider themselves fiscal conservatives or fiscal liberals, and while there are still more fiscal conservatives, the gap has been slowly shrinking and is the smallest since the poll began.
Meanwhile, there are no Republican presidential candidates who would (or could) describe themselves as liberal. In fact, there aren’t any who could call themselves social moderates, which is ironic since the country is exactly split between social conservatives and social liberals. But Republicans are still fighting tooth and nail for the right of social conservatives to discriminate against gays. Get over it!