Is America moving to the left?
Several pundits suggested in November that the election of Barack Obama, and a strengthened Democratic majority, indicated that America's center of gravity had shifted to the left. But do the president's high approval ratings, and a move toward bigger government, mean Americans are becoming more liberal?
- Charles Franklin: Professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and co-developer of the Web site Pollster.com.
- Alex Bratty: Vice president of Public Opinion Strategies, a political and public affairs survey research firm.
- Dante Chinni: Correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor's Patchwork Nation project.