New research data released August 25, 2008 by Dr. Paul Ray depicts a New Political Compass which shows that politics in the United States is no longer along a horizontal left/right divide. There is now a much more complex political landscape shaped by the emergence of what Dr. Ray calls the “Political North,” which is shifting the political center of gravity in a progressive direction beyond left and right.
This polling indicates that creating an alliance between progressive values and green politics could be a winning strategy for this [and future] election(s).
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Phi Beta Iota: Ray Paul, unlike most pollsters that go after opinions and random samples, does comprehensive surveys that look more deeply into values. His sense of the public is in our view more nuanced and more reliable than anyone elses.