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Republicans claim US is now firmly center-right.

Third Way, an organization of centrist Democrats, produced a study showing that liberals are the smallest share of the electorate and not enough to keep Congress in Democratic hands.

Citing Gallup polling data, the study said self-described conservatives made up 42 percent of the electorate, compared with moderates who make up 35 percent and liberals who make up 20 percent, a shift of several points to the right in the last two years.

Washington is coin-operated, conducted largely in the shadows. Polls hide the issues. It’s neither right nor left except in ballot frenzy.