Gallup: Fewer economic conservatives in U.S.

That drop, Gallup found, has coincided with slight increases in people calling themselves economic moderates and liberals.

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According to Gallup, 37 percent of people now say they’re moderates, up from 30 percent in 2009 and 33 percent in 2010. Nineteen percent say they’re liberals, roughly the same as 2009’s 18 percent but also up from 15 percent in 2010.

Gallup said those economic figures came as the number of people calling themselves social liberal reached a new peak.

The new poll figures come months before Democrats and Republicans in Washington will negotiate over how to raise the debt ceiling.