Dem pollster says Silicon Valley is not as liberal as it seems

Democratic pollster Anne Greenberg said in an interview that aired Thursday on "What America's Thinking" that while many see the tech community in Silicon Valley as liberal, it has actually exhibited a preference toward fiscal conservatism.

"I think that's there's a sense that they are liberal or Democrats because they're in California and because they're in California and because they're very highly educated, and they're very socially liberal," Greenberg, a partner at Greenberg Quinlan Rosener, told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons on Thursday. 

"But I'll tell you what, these Silicon Valley execs care a lot about their bottom line, and actually on economics they're actually quite conservative," she continued. 

"They've been on the forefront of trying to prevent certain kinds of regulations, for example, by the federal government," she said.

Greenberg's comments come as various tech firms, such as Google, Facebook and Twitter, are being accused of bias against conservatives. 

A new American Barometer survey, conducted by Hill.TV and the HarrisX polling company, found that 58 percent of registered voters surveyed think social media companies are unfair to conservatives. 

— Julia Manchester